Posted by Jon Brady on January 27, 2000 at 07:43:21:
In Reply to: Real tuba v. FAKE tuba posted by Doug on January 26, 2000 at 22:23:44:
This is a constant problem with contests and festivals. Band directors are often under an incredible amount of pressure to do well at these events and god forbid that a director should choose to take only one band to festival or even worst that the director should take the band in grade 5 instead of grade 6 (Like who really cares about what grade music is in the real world). Those of you who have been or currently are band directors know what I am referring too. Give the director a break because in reality nobody knows what circumstances are behind his actions. In a perfect world every band program would have at least 4 high caliber players, but in reality you are often lucky to just have one.