Posted by Leland on April 24, 2002 at 18:22:09:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Air Force Band Audition posted by John on April 23, 2002 at 13:55:12:
Relax, as I'm sure you have already after reading the other posts, and seeing your own attitude toward auditioning on sousaphone...
It's just that we often see people around here turn up their noses at the possibility of marching and playing, no matter which ensemble or career track. Better to have someone audition who will accept the marching aspect, or maybe even enjoy it a bit.
I will say that, if the auditionee can already march well, many gray hairs on many heads are saved down the road when he/she is inserted into the parade block. I'm happy to hear of this requirement, knowing that nearly everybody you'll be performing for will only see you marching with a sousie.