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« on: Apr 02, 2004, 10:32AM »

If you are new to the The Trombone Forum, welcome! Hi

This topic is for new members to introduce themselves. Please tell us about yourself, your instrument and your musical interests. And anything else! :)
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2004, 10:37AM »

To start things off, here's a message that a new member posted a couple of days ago in Forum Suggestions:

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I'm a new member, so let me start and introduce myself. My name is Brett Marcum, I am a student at Northern Illinois University in the bone studio. I am in the NIU Jazz Ensemble, you may have heard of us. I also play in the Wind Ensemble and sometimes sub in the Philharmonic Orchestra.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2004, 12:32PM »

i am kind of new and there are alot here who i have yet to meet. so guess i tell you all alittle about me. I am a bass trombone player who is looking for work so that i can buy a bass trombone(i haven't really played since last spring and i really miss it). i will be starting college in the fall at a community school and then i plan to transfer to a bigger school and go for a degree in music education.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 02, 2004, 12:57PM »

i'm not really new, but it's been a while since i've posted regularly, i guess. Apparently, people have been talking about me, though, long before I joined. http://forum.trombone.org/viewtopic.php?t=2954&start=0

That was a little weird. But cool. Hi, Brian and Brandon, if you're still around.

Anyway, I'm Lauren, I graduated in May from UW Madison with my Bachelor's in Music Performance, I mostly play tenor but dabble in bass and mandolin. I'm waiting to hear from one more school about graduate work (McGill), and if they say no (as everyone else has), then I will be getting a teaching job in the Dallas area. Or moving to New York, randomly. I haven't decided yet.

I need a job now, because I'm broke. If anyone is in southern CA and wants to play duets or give me gigs, I'm your woman.

Also, Noakley-hurray for Futurama avatars!
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 02, 2004, 01:04PM »

Well, are you cute or not?  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 02, 2004, 01:05PM »

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Also, Noakley-hurray for Futurama avatars!


Good news, everyone!  Another Futurama fan!!!
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 02, 2004, 01:14PM »

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Well, are you cute or not?  Grin  Grin

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 :-P

Come now, I'm perfectly harmless. Usually.

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 02, 2004, 01:39PM »

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Also, Noakley-hurray for Futurama avatars!


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« Reply #8 on: Apr 02, 2004, 02:32PM »

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Quote from: "bickle"
Well, are you cute or not?  Grin  Grin

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 :-P

Come now, I'm perfectly harmless. Usually.

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Amazon: "That not important. She all-knowing"
Fry: "In other words: No." *club smack* "Oww!"


That was one of the funniest ones. Good!



I'm still realatively new. But, everyone knows me. In the way of formal intro:

Ian, call me Ian,
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trombonist,
proud of it,
all around nice guy.  Good!
Been playing for 7 months, though. That's what you get when you waste 4 years of middle school playing the flute... Grin
And that's about it.
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Got it?
Great!  Good!
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 02, 2004, 02:42PM »

Hi, I'm Stephen and I've been here for 4 weeks now, so not really "new," but just thought I would introduce myself to y'all.  I was born in Missouri (yes, I am a hillbilly and so are my parents Grin ) and I just moved to Miami, FL so hlo' everyone.
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 02, 2004, 02:47PM »

Contrary to my memeber status I would consider myself new.  Or well, I have never introduced myself...  But am too lazy, so read my profile I wrote for my site...

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Brandon James Natelli is the founder and leader of Bulwark Bones.  A native of Colorado Springs he has always had an intense interest in the trombone.  Recently, upon founding of Bulwark, Brandon has decided to persue a career in music performance.  He hopes to attend Curtis Institute of Music.  Curently Brandon is studying with Thomas Stark and Jeremy Van Hoy.  Brandon is a member of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Rampart High School Wind Ensemble, Rampart High School Jazz Ensemble, Rampart Regiment, and the Mac McNulty Orchestra.  Brandon has recieved superior ratings (all 1s) at all solo competitions attended and superior ratings (1s and 2s) at all ensemble competitions.
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 02, 2004, 03:06PM »

Well, here is my intro of sorts...(beware...its long)

I'm 27, married with two kids, and stuck in Kansas (lived here all my life and hate it...I can't wait until my husband gets stationed somewhere else...probably another year here)

I started my musical endeavors at the age of 4, when I started playing the piano...when I was 9 I picked up the violin for a year before band started.  When I was 10, band was an option for kids in my school, and being the chicken that I was, I told the director I wanted to play flute (heaven forbid I was different than the other girls and told them that I wanted to play the trombone).  Fast forward another 4 years and find me in highschool.  I finally got fed up to the proverbial "here" with the flute, and told my director that I wanted to take trombone lessons and switch horns.  Went home to my parents and threw a class A fit until they decided that they would pay for lessons.  I was allowed to play my dad's old horn, an Olds Special.  It wasn't the prettiest horn to look at, but it wasn't dinged up and the slide was fast.  

I played my behind off and 6 months after starting lessons, I took 5th chair (out of 10) in my highschool band.  I worked harder, and 3 months after placing with the band, I took a solo to regionals.  I didn't do the best, but walked out with a 2, and the band director was very impressed...considering 9 months earlier I could barely blow a note.  The next two years I sat 3rd chair (more by choice than anything) and played the bass bone.  I fell in love with the bass...and have yet to save up the money for one.  I went to college, and played in their "not very good band" since I had missed out on the fall semester and couldn't get into the good band until the following year.  I didn't mind too much, I was still playing.  The next semester I was in the marching band, and couldn't get enough of it.  Life at college being what it was, the only classes I bothered to go to were music ones...and despite all "A" grades in them, it wasn't enough to keep me in school.  So I moved out, got married, and then got divorced (might be TMI right now but it has relevance).  During my divorce I discovered that the soon-to-be-ex was going to fight to get his hands on whatever he could...and I didn't want him to try to get my horn, so it went to stay at my parents house.  It stayed at my parents house until just a few weeks ago.  I spent nearly 7 years not playing.  After a battle over the horn (note: controlling parents), I found another Olds at the local music store, it was reputed to be "not the prettiest we have ever seen" but it was a horn, the price was right, and I had the money.  I also got some solo books, a new mouthpiece, and a new music stand because I was sure that I wasn't going to get the other horn from my parents no matter how hard I tried to reason with them.   A few days later I found out that I had won the "let me have it and play it or you keep it and let it gather dust" argument, and now I have two horns.  A 47 year old Special, and a 30 year old Ambassador. I shined the special up real nice and it absolutley sparkles now, I've never seen it so clean.  The contrast between the silver flare and the gold bell is very obvious.  I'll try to get pics taken within the near future if you really want to see them.  Until I found this board I've never seen another two tone bell...and definatley haven't seen another Olds with one.  (If you have an Olds with a two tone bell, I'd love to see pics!!)

I'm working slowly on getting my chops back in proper order, and hopefully in the nearish future I'll be joining up with the city band.  They aren't the best...but hey, I'd be playing right??  :)

Ok, there is my long winded intro...thanks for reading this far!

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 02, 2004, 04:18PM »

Im a senior in high school played bassoon freshman year but our director at the time said he need me on trombone so i learned the trombone.  Im currently have a playing job at longbeach state and the best part is that it is also a pay job.  I play on a P.O.S.  Getzen that doesnt sound as good as I want, But hey i play in the pep band so it works.  I Joined a few days ago and have fell in love with this site.
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 02, 2004, 06:23PM »

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Im a senior in high school played bassoon freshman year but our director at the time said he need me on trombone so i learned the trombone.  Im currently have a playing job at longbeach state and the best part is that it is also a pay job.  I play on a P.O.S.  Getzen that doesnt sound as good as I want, But hey i play in the pep band so it works.  I Joined a few days ago and have fell in love with this site.

Really wonderful isn't it Grin
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 02, 2004, 07:28PM »

Oh no, where are my manners?



Welcome, young and old, to theeeeee gah-ratest show on this side of the moon, that right, a-step right up!

Welcome folks, here's a new world for you.
Enjoy.
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 02, 2004, 07:53PM »

Hey everyone!  No, I am not new, but I just wanted introduce myself as well.  I am a female bass trombonist.  This year (my first chance to audition) I was named a Texas All Stater.
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 02, 2004, 10:36PM »

I'm semi-new, kind of.  I've also never introduced myself so I figured this would be a fun thing to do.

My name is Deborah Clise, I'm 16, I've been playing the trombone for about 9 years, and I live in the great state of New Mexico (the land of enchantment).  My sophmore year I was associate principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, 5th in state, and 12th in Jazz All-State.  My junior year has seen me as principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, principal trombonist in state (and city), and 10th in Jazz All-State.  Next year I hope to make a higher jazz all-state seating, and keep all my other placements, as well as apply to many top end colleges/ conservatories such as Curtis, Oberlin, and San Francisco.  This summer I will be playing in Carnegie Hall and working two full time jobs.  I also hope to graduate in May of 2005.   Good!
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« Reply #17 on: Apr 03, 2004, 09:40AM »

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I'm semi-new, kind of.  I've also never introduced myself so I figured this would be a fun thing to do.

My name is Deborah Clise, I'm 16, I've been playing the trombone for about 9 years, and I live in the great state of New Mexico (the land of enchantment).  My sophmore year I was associate principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, 5th in state, and 12th in Jazz All-State.  My junior year has seen me as principal trombonist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, principal trombonist in state (and city), and 10th in Jazz All-State.  Next year I hope to make a higher jazz all-state seating, and keep all my other placements, as well as apply to many top end colleges/ conservatories such as Curtis, Oberlin, and San Francisco.  This summer I will be playing in Carnegie Hall and working two full time jobs.  I also hope to graduate in May of 2005.   Good!

My congratulations on your many acclaimations. Only 1 more year though, because everyone knows that once you have done something for 10 years you can be considered an expert on that subject (not yet a master, but still an expert) Grin
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 03, 2004, 12:01PM »

Well, heck, I didn't know that! I'm a trombone expert twice over! Time to go start warping the minds of the next generation!
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 03, 2004, 12:05PM »

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Well, heck, I didn't know that! I'm a trombone expert twice over! Time to go start warping the minds of the next generation!


Too late. Hip hop got to 'em first...
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