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by Beemorriscats
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whats your age?
Replies: 66
Views: 36526

I'm 14, and in ninth grade. This will be my fifth year (we start at my school in 4th grade, but my mom, who also played the flute, taught me some basics the summer before). In fourth grade I broke a bone in my hand and had a cast on my ring finger and pinkey, but I still managed to play the flute fo...
by Beemorriscats
Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

holy crap! thats nuts! our band director doesn't do our warmups, the field conductors do it. we usually all feel pretty lazy and do like 25 jumping jacks, 15 pushups, a few stretches, and then something to help us with our balance. Jeeze I can't believe you do all that. If we had to do all that our ...
by Beemorriscats
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

If I ever come to Kentucky I'm going to find you and hug you :lol:
by Beemorriscats
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

Ahh ok thank you :D . It wasn't that confusing. I'll make sure I try stretching. I'm not afraid to march backwards.. I used to be but over time I just learned to trust that everyone would get out of my way or tell me to stop if I'm moving backwards and about to hit them. Recently though some stupid ...
by Beemorriscats
Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

When I march backwards (on the balls of my feet of course), I always have trouble staying balanced and sometimes I'm almost falling over. Anyone else have this problem? Any idea on how to help me? I'm not sure if its just how I step or if I just have balance problems. I'm also duckfooted pretty badl...
by Beemorriscats
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Holy Cow..... Flute Robot
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

I want one... they're neat =D. I'll program it to play my music for me for when Mr Hamill decides to be evil :(
by Beemorriscats
Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

rofl we do competitions. And he's wacko anyway =D. By the end of the season we'll be ready to shoot ourselves lmao. If it weren't for the other people in marching band, I bet there would be like nobody at all in it at our school.
by Beemorriscats
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

He gives us a coordinate sheet that says like 3 steps outside home hash and 2.75 outside left 25 or whatever, so thats not a problem. Writing down what it looks like is a good idea. We use "drill chips" to mark our spots when we first learn them. We all get 6 little plastic chips that we write our n...
by Beemorriscats
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

If only you could meet him... Mr Hamil can be a nice... well... thats stretching it too much. He can be a decent guy sometimes, but others he doesn't realize what all we have to do. He expects me and like 4 other people to cross through another line at exactly count four, and then in the other 8 cou...
by Beemorriscats
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

Well we were actually considering starting a big rebellion... being like "Hamill if you make us do this me and these 49 other people are quitting.. you can't do the show with half the people. You need us Mr Hamill. Let us just march it out by ourselves instead" haha that would be funny... I don't th...
by Beemorriscats
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Slippery Lip
Replies: 18
Views: 18782

Ncan - the same thing happens to me, especially during marching band :( . I just wipe my lip (actually that part right under it that you specified) and continue. Its a major pain in the butt.
by Beemorriscats
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14164

Its pretty nice. We march a big path through KennyWood with like 6 other bands from all around the area. Its pretty cool. When I was little I always wanted to play the flute like my mommy, and I ended up doing it. Oh and Mr Hamill also decided that we have to memorize the freaking coordinates and th...
by Beemorriscats
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching Flute HELP!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4585

We have about one hundred people in marching band, 13 of them are flutes, and 1 is a piccolo (next year we'll probably have at LEAST 2 if not 3) and the band director kept yelling at us today because he could hear the 7 trumpets better than he could hear us. They're trumpets! They're just loud! We'r...
by Beemorriscats
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 40045

I started near the end of 3rd grade, 5 1/2 years ago, because in 4th we were allowed to join band, but my mom playes flute so she got me into it. It was nice to already know some fingerings and such when you first start out
by Beemorriscats
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How about a get to know you poll....
Replies: 43
Views: 23878

1) What is your current association with the flute? (prof, hobby, band student, teacher, etc) In Concert and Marching Band 2) How many years have you played? Uhh... going on 5 years 3) How often and how long do you practice? :lol: I tend to procrastinate so usually an hour a day or so during band ca...