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Freshmen Band Solos.....Ever Seen One?  
User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 873 times:

Title says it all. I'll reveal at the end of this thread why I'm asking....  Wink

This is a poll, but opinions are welcome.

DAL7e7


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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Are we talking High School Bands? College? Marching? Lab Band? What?


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User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 863 times:

Ah forgot to specify. High School bands during football games/concerts and things.


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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Sure. If they are a kick ass (insert instrument) player, it's can happen.

My high school marching band was 200+ members, and there were some good freshmen.

When I was a "fish" in 1976, there was a huge influx of freshman. We had a tradition, when one is a senior, to come down and have the band play the school song, at the end of the last season game. When we all went down in 1980, it looked like about half the band was missing.



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User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Well.....that means

Yes:2 (Me included)
No:0

Wow...interesting

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User currently offlineLeanOfPeak From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 834 times:

It all depends on the band director. Some pretend you don't exist until you're a junior. Some will let you do it if your performance looks reliably better than the other options. Most fall somewhere in between.

I got to play a solo as a freshman during a marching band practice once. I think the idea was making sure there was a backup for the solo that lasted about a quarter the duration of the opener in case the senior who ordinarily did it got sick.

It's probably a little more common in jazz band, with more solos to go around and less people for them to go around to. I don't remember any solos freshman year, but there was what amounted to a feature fanfare because there was a song the director really wanted to do that called for some instrumentation that was unconventional for a jazz band.  Smile


User currently offlineFfis34 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 821 times:

last year i had the trumpet solo, for the Seminole High School warhawks, i was a freshmen so yeah its possible, this is in the marching band for all you guys who like marching bands we performed at BOA atlanta super regionals we got like 4rd or something and BOA at the tropicana feild here in St. Pete FL we got second this year we are doing all the same competitions but we are also doing the Grand Nationals up in Indy in the RCA dome so i guess we are pretty good, but i hate band, Love to play hate the marching band

Brad



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User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 814 times:

Ah... so now it is:

Yes:4
No:0

Doing good!

What would you say if there were 3 solos, 3 seniors (all very good trumpet players), and 2 got solos and the last one went to a freshman?

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 802 times:

I was first chair first trumpet back in 1977. I had to play Malagueña on a cold night during a football halftime show. What a goddamned pain in the chops!  wideeyed 

Mark


User currently offlineFfis34 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 780 times:

well i dont think solos should be given away to the senior because they may suck, but some say if you have been there 4 years or what ever the senoir gets is over freshmen or sm or jr whatever, i disagree they should be give to the person who can play it the best...


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 768 times:

Does Jazz band count?

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 766 times:

Back in 1977 when I was a Freshman in HS, I played clarinet in band. We only had one band, so Freshmen were a welcome addition. We had a really talented Freshman clarinetist who got all the solos, period. I had the opportunity as a Sophomore (after football season) to do a clarinet trio by Francois Couperin with him and another Sophomore. By the time I was a senior, there were too many clarinetists, and because I had "good rhythm" as our director said, I got to play bass drum for all the football games that year. Much cooler than clarinet, I'll say.

By then I had been playing guitar, electric bass for three years and getting into Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Beatles, the Who, etc., so I had an image to uphold, y'understand?


User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 762 times:

Sure I have, infact, I was one of them at my high school.

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