Originally Posted by Gallade475
Yeah. I wish I was at your school then. The percussionists we have just don't care(except for one Good Seed). They never show up to concerts, always play when the director is talking, never watch the directors cues during performance, and overwhelm the band with their obnoxious,nasally, low end Evans drums with plastic snares. Half of our Trumpet section also doesn't care about band either(I'm the top trumpet player in the 8th grade band), but that's for a whole other discussion.
Haha I was the best trumpet player up until Grade 12, when I was unseated by all the IB kids...
In Grades 9-10, there were so many people in our concert bands that we actually split them up into two. By Grade 11 though, only the people who had the commitment remained, so the quality improved (and we got rid of some pesky flute players :D).
My elementary school band sucked, but I did play in my high school's enrichment band (for elementary school students) starting from Grade 7.
Since we're talking about loudness, I did get a little too carried away in Grade 9, and my band conductor (music teacher) had to tell me to play softer.
Edited by mbamg - 10/20/12 at 11:32pm