Posted by John on April 23, 2002 at 13:55:12:
In Reply to: Re: Air Force Band Audition posted by Chris on April 23, 2002 at 13:20:03:
Ok.. perhaps my original post wasn't to the point.Though I am no marching band fanatic, I think it's a GOOD idea that one is required to play sousaphone in the audition. It gives a better perspective as to what the job will really entail. That being said, I have been working my tail off for the army band and soon, the air force band auditions. Who would be willing to pass up a chance to play in some of america's premiere bands, and be surrounded by very fine musicians? And the best part...being paid to do this.
I will not even begin to retaliate verbally with you about the stomping sousa players that will crush anyone in an audition like this, as it's pretty useless, and wastes time I can be practicing. Though I'd like to see a cartoon relization of sousa players stomping around at an audition, while crushing other people's BAT's and F tubas.
::Donning flame retardant suit::