Posted by J. Beish on April 27, 2002 at 22:01:30:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Playing outdoors to improve tone quality posted by Brian Strickler on April 27, 2002 at 21:12:27:
Playing loud and high doesn't make you a better musician or improve your tone. But I agree that marching bands should not be bashed. It is individual to the player; what he/she makes of it and the results desired. This person may not want to be the next Arnold Jacobs but maybe he'd rather be Mr. Smith, music teacher. If you would like to persue a career in performing, I would stray away from marching bands but if you would like to teach high school music, for example, you should participate in a marching band. You'll be responsible for directing the marching band and it usually helps to have experience. As to helping your tone, long tones, long tones, mouthpiece buzzing, long tones, and more long tones.
Best of Luck,