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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
11:12 am
1. Name: Katie
2. Date of Birth: August 23rd
3. Town you live: Melbourne
4. Name of your school band: Eau Gallie High School Marching Commodores!
5. Your instrument: Bb Clarinet <3
6. Drum major/not drum major: Aspiring to be drum major
7. Colorguard/not colorguard: Not.
8. Majorette/not majorette: No majorettes here...
9. Section leader/not section leader: Section leader!
10. Band size: About 200+
11. Uniform Colors: White, navy, red, gold.
12. Class your band would be in at most competitions your band competes at: I have no idea...
13. Band hosts their own competition/Doesn't host their own competition: Nope.
14. What you think of band camp: I can't wait for it to start!
15. I like parades/I don't like parades/I sort of like parades: I've never been in one. :(

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, July 4th, 2006
1:52 pm
wow! i have so much to say and i'm not sure if i'll even be able to cover it all!lol...wow...i'm a senior now! whoot whoot! lol...and you may have heard or may not have but we (pace high band) have gotten a new band director...Jarrod Leddy. so far he seems like a pretty cool guy...so far....its def dif then mr finley...well i'll talk later cuz i'm downloading a game....bue
Sunday, January 8th, 2006
10:04 pm
NC Central District got back our All- District Scores today.. I"m 5th chair in our 11-12 Wind Ensemble.. I'm not quite sure if that means that I'm the last Trumpet who gets to audition for the All-State Bands.. or the 1st Trumpet who Doesnt get to audition for all-state? ... oh well.. I'm happy :)

How did everyone else do for their All-District?
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
7:58 pm
Wow its been forever since I've posted in here.

I'm just curious, but did anyone here go to the WCU tournament of Champions marching band competition this year?? or did anyone go to the USSBA Baltimore regional?? I doubt anyone here did but if so what school are you from and what was your show??
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
5:05 pm
1. Name (Just the first name/name you usually go by is enough. No last names AT ALL!): Mary
2. Date of Birth:06-29
3. Town you live (Do NOT put what state or province your city or town is located): Mystic
4. Name of your school band: Falcon Marching Band
5. Your instrument: Instrument? what instrument... *innocent look*
6. Drum major/not drum major: Nope
7. Colorguard/not colorguard: color guard
8. Majorette/not majorette: Nope
9. Section leader/not section leader: section leader
10. Band size:usually around 100.. we dont have stable membership
11. Uniform Colors: red and black
12. Class your band would be in at most competitions your band competes at: 4o
13. Band hosts their own competition/Doesn't host their own competition:used to, but can't due to school construction
14. What you think of band camp: I love band camp
15. I like parades/I don't like parades/I sort of like parades: i do enjoy parades, but not as much as football games
1:59 pm
We will be moving soon. To a message board site. I am in the process of starting to build the new board.
Monday, November 21st, 2005
8:24 pm
sorry so long since i posted but i've been grounded for the past 3 months...oh well w/e...just got back form all coundty tryouts....that was fun..i think i did pretty good...

el estante para libros en el fuego!

Current Mood: high
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
8:32 pm
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
2:03 pm

Blah so we got 2's at contest. All across the board. The weird thing is we're still going to the championship which doesn't make sense because they take the top 10 bands and the way they do that is by the scores. There were so many bands who got all superiors. I asked my band director how we got selected. He wouldn't tell me. lol. So here are some pictures...Collapse )

Current Mood: okay

Saturday, September 24th, 2005
5:26 pm
Blah. Our band has not been doing to good. Our first contest is next week Saturday. We still have to learn our closer. It's been really stressful because we lost two whole weeks of practice time due to Katrina. State contest is the following Saturday. Our head director Mr. Lamkin's mother just passed away. He's been gone all this week. Pray for his family and that we do well...

Current Mood: blah
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
7:19 pm
I'm a little disappointed
We haven't been updating. We're gonna have to more.

Let us know how your band is doing.
Friday, September 9th, 2005
11:16 pm
Well the band didn't go to the game tonight. So I had a day off. I went to Gate City at Pound, actually sat on the GC side. Here's a review of both bands.

Gate City

They did the Beatles. Was really impressed. I say they had around 50 some people. They did pretty good. Only thing was one of the same problems we have. Fidgeting. Every band can be bad for that. Overall, I was impressed.


Well, I don't really know what to say. I hate to say this, but I've seen way better. They never even really moved in their show. Had about 15 (no this isn't a typo) in their band. The music wasn't together. They did a rock show.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
2:32 pm
Hey y'all. 'Tis me again. I don't know if y'all know but I live in southwest Ms in Mccomb which is just an hour and a half from Biloxi. Katrina made a huge mess of things. School is supposed to start back next Monday if they can get the entire district to have lights. But I don't know. Don't know what they're gonna do about band and football season considering we're two weeks behind. So we'll just have to see. Please pray for us.

Saturday, August 27th, 2005
1:55 pm
I quit...
Lord have mercy what a sorry excuse for a first game. Now granted we always lose to South Pike but our team is better this year and I had(emphasis on that word) high hopes for them. We lost 26-13. Not was bad as we lost last year.

Anyway, unlike their football team South Pike is notorious for having a bad band. It's always been a joke between ppl at my school and ppl at South Pike. They got the football team and we got the band. Anyway they lived up to their reputation. Sounded a hot mess. All you could hear was their base drummers, this trumpet trying to scream, and a one trombone. That's it.

We on the other hand sounded alright. Not nearly as well as we've played in the past. We lost so many awesome seniors last year. Mostly trumpet players. Our trumpet section is struggling but it's not like their beginners. They can play when they want to. Last night was an example of that. We did mess up one to many times though. Mostly freshman errors. Not knowing when to cut off, not knowing their music, not knowing when to stop on the field. Things like that. But we sounded good I think. The field was a different story. What is so hard about standing at attention? I ask you. Upperclassmen were acting like they had never marched a show in their life. The opener was fine. At the end of it a drummajor was supposed to call an about face. And she did. But only half the band could hear her so if you can imagine that. But overall, it was the first game. That's all I can say. We had alot of fun and got krunk. No doubt about that.

Now, South Pike has a new band director. He went to Alcorn State University. Alcorn is a S.W.A.K. band and they are awesome. Our band director went to Jackson State University. Same story with them. Jackson State and Alcorn are rivals just like us and South Pike. So keep that in mind. Anyway, the difference is we don't march the type of style JSU and Alcorn do. They would shut down our band program if we did that. Technically South Pike isn't allowed to do that either. But they sure did do it anway. Their whole field show consisted of them playing a beat and shaking everything their mama gave them. It was soooo nasty. Their drummajors looked so retarded trying to copy what the drummajors on Drumline did. Ya know when they run down the field turn around in the air and do a split? That's what their drummajors tried to do and bless their heart they jacked it up. I was thinking "What are they doing?" What they were doing was the same thing Alcorn did on the field at Battle of the Bands last year. I hate it when highschool bands try to imitate these colleges. I hate it even worse when they jack it up.*sigh* But it was only the first game. Next week is the first home game so I know it'll be better.

So I'm sorry that was so long. I am highly upset and disappointed...

Current Mood: blah
9:58 am
last night
Well it was our first game which by the way we beat Lee High 48 to 0.

Lee High's band? Their marching was downright horrible. Most of their band walked out of step. They did a Ray Charles Tribute. When their school first opened in 1989 they always played Georgia on My Mind. They play the same songs all the time.

Our performance was decent. The beginning of the second song was ridiculous though. My solo went very well. The opener was very well. UVa-Wise's band director watched us. He said he was impressed when I talked to him. I told him the second song needed work. We both agreed that it's only the first game. I tell ya we're gonna be good. We had 80 some last year. This year we have about 65. We are gonna be a good band this year.

Anyone whose football team played last night give us a report on how both bands did.
Monday, August 22nd, 2005
9:25 pm
What up, people?
First game o' the season is Friday against are archrival South Pike. We have alot of work to do as far as music goes. We've never been this far behind before. We ususally know alot more songs by now. The freshman are slowing us down with their stupid attitudes. They get on my nerves. But anyway our show is pretty cool this year. It's Ray Charles tribute. We know the opener and we've started to learn the drill for the middle tune so it's going pretty good. Only thing I'm concerned about is the music. If we didn't have so much of a discipline problem we'd be making much more process but whatever. How's everything in y'alls neck of the woods?
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
1:26 pm
awesome show.
Well well well. Been awhile, eh? I have found a show that would be WONDERFUL to do as a field show. The name of the show is 1945. Really, really, really good. And not just because the musicians playing it are very talented either. The music is beautiful, and it's something the audience will recognize. I dont know about yalls schools, but ours hardly ever plays anything recognizable to a non-band person.

Band kids have a habit of picking things because it showcases our sections (guilty of this) and directors choose music that's well written and will do well at competitions. But what about Friday nights at the games?

The 1945 show is one of the best Ive ever heard, and I know a crowd would love it. Im going to try and persuade our director to attempt it next year, which is rather pointless since Im a senior this year and wont get to perform it, but I'll at least get to watch it.

Hope yall are doing alright. God bless*

Current Mood: artistic
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
8:56 pm
Band camp is over for me. I'm thrilled* But I have to admit that on the last day, the thought that it was over forever did cross my mind...and made me a bit sad. That is, until 2 girls in my section (clarinets) got into it resulting in an attention drill that made one call her mom and leave early.

*smiles happily*

But without the soap-opera drama, what would band camp be anyway??

Current Mood: bouncy
1:32 pm
Hey, all I've been in band camp for the past week and a half. It's been tiring. Last week was full force. Times were 7-11, lunch, 1-4:30, break, 6-9. I'm so tired. This week we've been a getting a break. We're only doing the evening rehearsals from 6-9 to learn the fieldshow. I'm thankful for that belive I am. We've learned the entire opener but now we are in the process of cleaning it up. It's going slow because we have some slow freshman this year. That wasn't a joke...i'm serious.

Anyway, we have a Ray Charles show. Sort of a tribute to him. First song is a combination of "Hallelujah I Love You So" and "Tell Me What I Say" Then we play "Hit the Road Jack" and the last piece is the ever famous "Georgia" I think we're gonna have a good show this year. Our director hasn't told us all the details but I figure he's got some new tricks up his sleave.

Current Mood: amused
Monday, July 18th, 2005
9:43 pm
Well as ya'll know we have band camp at the high school. Well we had our first day today and it was good. I just wish the younger trumpets would stay in step and watch the horn angles. We were learning some of the drill and we didn't have our instruments on the field and everytime we were called to attention she kept putting her hands on her hips. I know nobody's perfect but we got to get rid of the little mistakes which eventually add up to something big. Other than that, it was a good first day.
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