Posted by hmm on April 27, 2002 at 23:00:48:
In Reply to: Playing outdoors to improve tone quality posted by Joey Moulton on April 27, 2002 at 17:01:50:
What do you want to do? Be a music educator, a music businessman, not go into music at all? Great! Knock yourself out in corp and have a great time. However... if you intend to pursue performance at a later date, I think you will gain much more fulfillment as a musician by getting a summer job, using the money to take weekly lessons with the nearest big name pro and saving for a new horn, and practicing outside as much as possible. Drum corp, while fun and character building, will in all likelihood not advance you as a musician as much as continuous lessons and plenty of practice will.