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Post by Cheesy Pie » August 1st, 2012, 12:21 pm

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Post by Cedavis6 » August 1st, 2012, 1:07 pm

I finished part one of my The Giver syllabus, and I am so glad that I did.

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Post by AlphaTauri » August 1st, 2012, 1:08 pm

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twototwenty wrote:Why do so many of us here on scioly play in band? What is the correlation? According to the nerd stereotype, we would all be violinists. Ich verstehe es nicht.
I'm not in band. Nor do I play violin. But, I would like to try either one.
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:Oh this website maybe, there may be a higher percentage of those in band, but at my school, at least 75% of our team is in orchestra :roll:
I am a stereotypical violinist. ;) I'll probably be our school's concertmaster next year...not exactly looking forward to it, since I'm kinda paranoid about the whole potential tripping-and-falling-off-the-stage-at-a-concert part (which is totally not an irrational fear since the concertmaster at a PMEA festival a couple years ago really did fall off the stage - no worries, both person and instrument were fine).

I play mallets in marching band simply because I wanted to try my hand at something other than strings and I figured that I'd be able to pick up mallets the easiest because it's sorta similar to piano, which I used to play (rather badly, but whatever).
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Post by zyzzyva980 » August 1st, 2012, 2:36 pm

Eh, this year it has been in the triple digits, and yes, it is hot and humid and nobody likes hot and humid, but in my days in band I've learned that complaining will just make everything seem that much worse ("It's the hottest day ever" will make it actually feel like the hottest day ever). So I look on the positive side of things, such as how cool everything will look and sound when it's all together.
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Post by Allinea » August 1st, 2012, 2:38 pm

I dunno. Isn't playing a musical instrument (band/orchestra) typically associated with increased academic skills, thus us nerd types? I'm honestly not that surprised by the correlation, if one exists.
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Post by 2000lby » August 1st, 2012, 5:23 pm

Yeah there's a bunch of studies out there that say learning music makes the mind develop and stuff like that...

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Post by Kokonilly » August 1st, 2012, 5:33 pm

Allinea wrote:I dunno. Isn't playing a musical instrument (band/orchestra) typically associated with increased academic skills, thus us nerd types? I'm honestly not that surprised by the correlation, if one exists.
2000lby wrote:Yeah there's a bunch of studies out there that say learning music makes the mind develop and stuff like that...
Yup. Every year before our marching band's final performance, they show a bunch of statistics about music and intelligence/learning on the big screen they use to show close-ups of competitors. Hardly a reliable source, but I'm sure they didn't just make it up :P

Also... ah, band camp. My school's marching band is there right now. I'm just kicking back, relaxing, and not getting sunburnt. (Granted, I only went to band camp once, but I was not a fan of the sunburn and mosquitoes. I even have a scar on my left shin from band camp. Granted, I got it from walking into a flowerbox, but... still.

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Post by mnstrviola » August 1st, 2012, 8:42 pm

Sorry for being late to everyone's GON friend requests. I just remembered them.

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Post by Cedavis6 » August 2nd, 2012, 4:20 am

I just had one of those dreams that had so many things happen, yesterday doesn't seem like yesterday. :shock:

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Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » August 2nd, 2012, 9:44 am

AlphaTauri wrote:
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:On this website maybe, there may be a higher percentage of those in band, but at my school, at least 75% of our team is in orchestra :roll:
I am a stereotypical violinist. ;) I'll probably be our school's concertmaster next year...not exactly looking forward to it, since I'm kinda paranoid about the whole potential tripping-and-falling-off-the-stage-at-a-concert part (which is totally not an irrational fear since the concertmaster at a PMEA festival a couple years ago really did fall off the stage - no worries, both person and instrument were fine).

I play mallets in marching band simply because I wanted to try my hand at something other than strings and I figured that I'd be able to pick up mallets the easiest because it's sorta similar to piano, which I used to play (rather badly, but whatever).
Doesn't mallet playing help out in Sounds of Music? ;)
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