Posted by Josh Whitlow on August 15, 1999 at 09:55:54:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Please help!! What is a Bb Babordon????? posted by Jay Bertolet on August 11, 1999 at 17:15:37:
Unfortunately, I believe that most beginning musicians (sixth graders in my case) are very concerned with the appearance of their instruments. I hate to admit it, but I remember playing my dad's old and beat up trumpet in beginning sixth grade band and being very embarassed by its appearance. Of course, that attitude has changed and eventually it will for most young musicians (if they stick with it, anyway). Band directors can help their young players by continually reminding them about "sound vs. appearance". Kids are a funny thing...so are grown ups!