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by SylvreKat
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair Shop SWITCHED my Flute Head!
Replies: 4
Views: 4774

Re: Repair Shop SWITCHED my Flute Head!

Go in and talk with the manager, or if possible and better, the owner. Be calm, don't be accusing despite the situation, be reasonable. Explain what happened. Act like someone just made a mistake. If the manager tries to dismiss you, get firmer. That's when you say you will file a claim of theft wit...
by SylvreKat
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Stolen Instrument Registry - Looking for Feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 6121

Re: Stolen Instrument Registry - Looking for Feedback

I agree with PP, if any of my horns were stolen I'd post it every possible place I can. And a site like you propose would be very helpful for doublers, if say someone broke into their car and stole all their horns. But not having lost any horns (partly from being almost psychotic about not leaving t...
by SylvreKat
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: two piccolo rep questions/requests
Replies: 1
Views: 3843

Re: two piccolo rep questions/requests

I know of at least two band march books that come in parts, 'cause the Civic Band has them. One has only Sousa, one has a variety of march-composers. But unless you can find some individual selling them, you probably have to buy the complete set for Band. All right, went and dug out my copies from m...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: pros/cons uni flute major for initial instruction
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Re: pros/cons uni flute major for initial instruction

Hm. I posted a reply, but it seems to have gone to somewhere else. I'll try to remember what I wrote before and repeat. I don't see a problem with that, so long as they have good technique and can teach it to you. My first private teacher was a college gal on the street behind mine. I think she did ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 94840

Re: best flutist

Did I miss, or did nobody mention Tim Weisberg?

Then there's also Dr Chris Potter (hey! bass flutists are flutists too, you know! :) )

And if you ask my Mom, she'll tell you her fave is Kathy Hinkle...duh. :oops: :D

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Re: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo

Btb, too bad you don't live here in KC. I'd ask you to join the Civic Band for the Mem Day ceremony. I'm planning to picc-out for the end of S&S. There's four of us who own piccs. I'll loan out my wood. There's a clarinetist who owns one (although she says she can't even get a sound out of it--I'm w...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: big performance saturday, HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 1801

Re: big performance saturday, HELP

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I had an all-day handbells fest yest. And had a couple of busy work-days before that. My advice if this happens again--if possible pick an easier song (no shame in that esp since you lost practice time!), if not have your parents listen while you play it on each flute...
by SylvreKat
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Re: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo

Gayle Ann, 1) Me, I would still call that instrument shop and see what they know about the Marcil picc they're selling. 2) I would assume a print of this ad would work for your insurance company in establishing value. It's not like some random eBay auction, it's a legit business within their field o...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Re: Phillipe Marcil D-flat Piccolo

Hello, I bought a Phillipe Marcil piccolo for $30. The main reason I purchased it was because it is a D-flat, and I am hoping to finally master Stars and Stripes, something I could never do. ... Can't offer any help with the picc since I've never encountered a Db picc. But I'm trying to get my brai...
by SylvreKat
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LIFE SUCKS
Replies: 6
Views: 5453

Re: LIFE SUCKS

Sorry about the bad results for you. Sometimes people just have more raw talent than you. My nef practices his baseball like a fiend, probably the baseball equivalent of Sir James Galway's flute practicing. Yet there's other young men on the team better than him, because he has few athletic genes fr...
by SylvreKat
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introduction and Armstrong 80 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3179

Re: Introduction and Armstrong 80 Question

Hi all. I'm new to this forum but have used it as a resource for many years as a 5-12 band director. I primarily post to the Trombone Forum, as trombone and euphonium are my primary instruments I've read through the FAQ post with general info but had a few specific questions about an Armstrong 80 I...
by SylvreKat
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Just one more question... Earplugs?
Replies: 28
Views: 41955

Re: Just one more question... Earplugs?

Old thread, but I'll post my experience. I've played picc for over 35 years. In college a flute major told me about "piccolo deafness" and to use some cotton. I've always kept a couple cotton balls in my bag. My directors have never--NEVER--told me to not use it, although the current one will someti...
by SylvreKat
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mancini USA flute
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: Mancini USA flute

I wonder if a flute company of the era hoped to get a commission from Mancini, so made a few samples for him. Which didn't pan out so they became the end of the trail. Have you tried contacting any manufacturers from that time to see if they know anything about a Mancini USA flute? Or you might see ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Absolute beginner at the flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4632

Re: Absolute beginner at the flute

I absolutely second piper's advice. Get a teacher to start you right. I started in 4th grade band with a legitimate band teacher (who also luckily was a flutist). She moved to the new middle school in my 5th grade, and we made do with the vocal teacher (who I doubt had any actual band training). The...
by SylvreKat
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Selmer bundy open hole?
Replies: 1
Views: 7366

Re: Selmer bundy open hole?

Hi Squeakie, welcome to the forum. You didn't say what your budget currently is. So it's a bit hard to advise you. My only experience with Bundys is from other girls in band--those playing Bundys always seemed to be in the bottom half of the section. I just did a quick search on eBay for Armstrong f...