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by Kshel
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: repair or replace
Replies: 2
Views: 1926

Re: repair or replace

I would get a repair quote first. If it needs an overhaul, it may be worth buying a new instrument. I don't know much about the Biltmore brand, but there are a lot of great flutes out there today that were not available even as few as five years ago.
by Kshel
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Going to band camp on the 14th. Suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: Going to band camp on the 14th. Suggestions?

Deodorant... Haha.

Make sure you bring extra sets of clothes. I always forgot to pack enough socks or underwear or something important like that.
by Kshel
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Refreshing
Replies: 10
Views: 5751

Re: Refreshing

I just got married too, fluteguy. Congratulations. :)
by Kshel
Fri May 13, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: used flutes
Replies: 8
Views: 5074

Re: used flutes

http://www.jlsmithco.com/Home-OLD/USED-FLUTES

They offer a service agreement too, which is really nice.
by Kshel
Mon May 02, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trevor James Cantabile II
Replies: 23
Views: 26615

Re: Trevor James Cantabile II

I second that recommendation. I tried one at JL Smith and it was fabulous! I recommend them to my students often.
by Kshel
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Brannen 15/85 with Lafin head or handmade Powell 14k head
Replies: 10
Views: 6034

Re: Brannen 15/85 with Lafin head or handmade Powell 14k hea

I would choose a Brannen over Powell. The mechanism feels lighter to me on a Brannen flute. Just my personal opinion. :)
by Kshel
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo shopping--need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 5024

Re: Piccolo shopping--need advice

You could try a Resona piccolo. They are made by Burkart, and they play fabulously! They are also under $2000.
by Kshel
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Low Numbers in Band
Replies: 9
Views: 4562

Re: Low Numbers in Band

Another idea that sparks a lot of interest is playing in public places (not at your school). For example, a bunch of kids get together on Friday nights in our small town and play music/dance on the street corner. People in the town love it and the kids who do it always look like they are having a bl...
by Kshel
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to fit smaller headjoint on flute
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Re: How to fit smaller headjoint on flute

Masking or copper tape work well too.
by Kshel
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: ...Some flute players are better than others, causing drama
Replies: 7
Views: 4398

Re: ...Some flute players are better than others, causing dr

+1 to all posted responses. It's no one else's business who plays what part. The second chair player should step up her game if she feels slighted. It's lame that she spoke to someone else about it and not you. I get so fed up with people who think they can have everything just handed to them when t...
by Kshel
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yet another question....drum major stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: Yet another question....drum major stuff

Oh goodness... I hope you could tell I was not implying you are a bad player or conductor! I was just trying to say that the, ahem, talent in our 60 person marching band was a little lacking. The fact that I was chosen to be a drum major testifies to that. :roll: We had three candidates the year I t...
by Kshel
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yet another question....drum major stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: Yet another question....drum major stuff

Our band director used that excuse to let down players that were good at their instruments but terrible at conducting (of course, I am not implying that is your situation :)). It lessened the blow to the students who were really cocky going into the audition.
by Kshel
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yet another question....drum major stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 3599

Re: Yet another question....drum major stuff

Don't apologize for asking questions! That is what forums are for! :) As far as I know, NO ONE pays for conducting lessons to become a drum major. I was a drum major in my high school band. I was also the only flute player in our band who could actually sightread well or count rhythms correctly. It ...
by Kshel
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trevor James Cantabile II
Replies: 23
Views: 26615

Re: Trevor James Cantabile II

Based on information given to me by a TJ rep, I believe that the Master Series instruments are constructed in the UK while the others (Privelege, Cantabile, Virtuoso) are made in China and then inspected at the UK location for quality.
by Kshel
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can You Help Me with Identifying This FLute?
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Can You Help Me with Identifying This FLute?

Are there any marking on the ribs (the part under the keys)? There might be a clue in the numbers and letters there if you can find any. Sometimes they are really tucked away under the keywork.