Posted by idea on April 10, 2002 at 00:25:15:
In Reply to: HS band woes - argh posted by Dan Mordhorst on April 09, 2002 at 18:52:08:
If you've been studying with one of the guys in New York Phil, ask him if he wouldn't mind putting in a phone call on your behalf. Only the most foolhardy director would dare anger a professional symphony musician because if word got out that he was being a moron, it would effectively destroy his career. Getting blacklisted by an orchestra is not fun (maybe AFM should do an unfair list for high schools?). You have more allies in this than you may think. Do whatever it takes, but don't burn your bridge or make your teacher any angrier.
BTW : This guy obviously doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to playing any low brass instrument.