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« Reply #40 on: Apr 07, 2004, 09:31PM »

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I'm Scott, originally from Peoria, IL...I was a professional musician for  15 years, orchestral, jazz, dance, combos, even country western...you name it , I did it to pay the bills...I burned myself out on a cruise ship at 29, met a girl, got married and sold the horns because we needed the money...15 years later, on a dare, I rented a horn just to see what would happen...3 days later I sounded like something, I got my range back after a week, and endurance back after 2 weeks... To make a long story short, in two weeks I'm quitting my day job and will marketing myself in the area for jazz & society gigs...I don't deserve to be so happy!...I'm not the best & I'm not the worst, but I know the business & I've been assured by 'old pros' in this area that I can make it...We'll see...Wish me luck...


YOU ARE NOT!!!
WOW! When did you leave?? I was a Peorian until... Feb. 27!
Small world!
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« Reply #41 on: Apr 10, 2004, 05:24PM »

Hey, everyone, I'm Chris.  I'm a sophomore in high school and an aspiring bass bonist.   I hail from a little town called Wilton, Connecticut (home of Kristine Lilly, Scott Sharp, Paul Newman, & Joe Pantoliano).  I started playing trombone in 5th grade on my grandpa's old King Liberty from 1936 (he was in the army band during WWII) and have since become a fairly serious player.  My life goals are either to be a pit orchestra bass trombonist or become general manager of the Yankees, although I'll probably end up working in a cubicle somewhere.  I'm a huge sports fan, mainly of the Yankees and, oddly enough, the Cleveland Browns.  I'm notorious in my school for having a beard since 7th grade (abe/chinstrap thing, actually) and a lot of people call me Couch for wearing a Tim Couch jersey every day for about a year.  As you can probably tell I'm a big fan of both the Canadian Brass and John Belushi.  Did I mention I've been known to watch Seinfeld four times a day?  Well, that about sums it up.

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« Reply #42 on: Apr 10, 2004, 09:17PM »

New Member Here. Hi  Hi, my name is Paul Routledge. I'm from The Pas, Manitoba (or almost the middle of nowhere!) I went to univerisity at Minot State University in Minot, ND. I graduated with a BA in Music 2 years ago. My primary instrument is euphonium though like most euph. players end up doing, I do play trombone on occasion, same with tuba though I don't own a tuba.  Besides doing the been there for the requirements thrown at a music major, I did played euphonium and tuba for brass quintet. Last year I took up the challenge and played tuba parts as written on euphonium which worked out quite nicely.  I played baritone (yes, the real baritone instrument) in The Brass Band of Minot (a British style brass band) for 2 years and euphonium for 3 years.  I do some composing / arranging and played some of my pieces at Minot State and at church.

Currently for employment, I'm a substitute teacher assistant at the middle years schools and a casual custodian; both jobs are on a call in basis aka. I'm looking for full employment and somewhere I can play in a community band, british style brass band. I also play both euphonium and trombone for my church every now and then and a couple of times, I've been to the middle years school to play tuba for their band concerts as well. Its a bit tough staying motivated practicing wise being in a town that doesn't have a band plus $$$ been tight on me so buying new music is a bit of a challenge. I'm confident things will work itself eventually esp. finding full time employment.
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« Reply #43 on: Apr 11, 2004, 05:09AM »

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My life goals are either to be a pit orchestra bass trombonist or become general manager of the Yankees, although I'll probably end up working in a cubicle somewhere. I'm a huge sports fan, mainly of the Yankees


EVIL YANKEES!!!!!!!!  Mad  Mad  Mad  Mad  Mad  Mad  Mad  Mad
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« Reply #44 on: Apr 11, 2004, 05:28AM »

Oh wait, I'm a new member. Well, not really new, but I just starting posting a few weeks ago. I found this forum fun and informative. There are so many proficent trombonists that I can get advice from. About me: I'm a freshman in high school and play lead trombone in the school's second jazz band. That's not too shabby, considering that my high school's jazz band is the best in Connecticut and one of the best in the country. Yeah, our saxaphone section played in the All-State Jazz Ensemble. Grin  Grin  Grin I tried out for regionals this yeay but just missed the cut in both band and jazz band, (I screwed in both auditions - oh well -or maybe that's just an excuse) but with my continuing improvment I'm 90% sure that I'll make some regional ensemble next year. As for my trombone, I play a Bach 36 that I bought this January. I'll finish this post with a quote from my school's band director. "When your music department has a budget of $3 million a year, you can do whatever you want."  Grin  Grin  Grin (And by the way, this is a public school, not an art school) I would now like to  thank all of the exceedingly rich people that live in my town.
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« Reply #45 on: Apr 11, 2004, 11:25AM »

First post, just joined last week. That should just let me sneak in as a new member Hi

I'm almost 40 (no, really!!), and played trombone from 4th grade through first year of college. Still have my horn, a King 2B Liberty, had it since 6th grade. Want to get back to playing again, but life gets in the way! Married, two kids, work full-time as a finance director for a trade association. I'm a CPA, but am not in public practice. If I was, I guess I wouldn't be on the OTJ Forum today! Live in SW Ohio, Hamilton County, exactly one mile from the Ohio-Indiana border.

Wife plays flute and piccolo. I forgave her a long time ago for that mortal sin, but still hassle her about it whenever I get the chance. We met through our mutual interest in marching band in college. I found a topic here about whether marching band is real music or not. I have VERY strong opinions on that subject, but will save them for that thread. Good!

Two kids, 10 and 8. My son (the 10 year old) is playing trombone, started last year. Thus, the origin for my "father_and_son" handle. He's playing a beater Selmer horn. It looks absolutely awful. No dents, but nasty looking finish. Sounds OK as student horns go. I found OTJ while doing a Google search on what to look for in a better quality horn. This place has been very helpful in that regard. I've done a few searches on past topics and found some very helpful answers.

I've been searching eBay for horns, and have also followed some of the current threads in the "Instruments" forum here, where you folks are commenting on current auctions. I really wanted to buy that beat up and mangled Getzen for $2,000, but just couldn't when the "Flat Olds" came along at the same time... You people are pretty good with your thoughts on eBay auctions, very entertaining.

Still looking for that replacement horn for my son. I'll keep searching, and if I have a question that I can't get an answer to elsewhere, I'll be sure to post it here. And no, the boy doesn't get to touch *my* horn. I'm more than happy to get him one of equal or better quality, but some things you just can't share...

Tom
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« Reply #46 on: Apr 11, 2004, 11:50AM »

I suppose I still count as a new member....so here goes.

My name is Sean McCarthy and I'm originally from Lewisville, TX.  I'm currently at the end of my freshman year of college and have been playing trombone since 6th grade.  I went to high school at Flower Mound High School, where I was lucky enough to be involved in an amazing band program (if anybody went to Midwest this year, then you heard them).
Now I am at Florida State University pursuing a degree in Trombone Performance.  Let's see, how bout some ensembles?  I play in the Wind Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the trombone choir, Jazz for Dancing, the brass choir, and a jazz group that I started call the Bonetet.  I keep myself busy  ;-)
I've actually been a member for a while now, but haven't started posting until recently.  And even now, I do a lot more reading than posting, since I only post if I feel I have something worth while to say.  Hopefully I'll get rid of that pesky "new member" in my avatar soon, though!


Oh, and if anyone needs a horn, I'm selling one  Good!
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« Reply #47 on: Apr 11, 2004, 11:52AM »

father_and_son,
 welcome to the forums up until a cupple days ago i was i new user as well
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« Reply #48 on: Apr 12, 2004, 09:58AM »

Well, not being able to resist the temptation anymore, I'm going to introduce myself. I joined a while ago to post a question about problems resulting from mouth surgery (I was freaking out about my wisdom teeth), but didn't start actively posting til a few months ago. Soooo, I suppose I'm new. Ish.

My name is Jessica Wilkerson, and I'm a junior music major at Florida State University. I play in the Wind Orchestra, the University Symphony, and a few ragtag chamber ensembles. Let's see...for a while, I was going to double major, but I got lazy and now I just have two minors. After this semester, I'll have a minor in English and a minor in Russian language.

My goal is to make a living playing trombone...for the first few years, I'm not going to be terribly picky. I'd like to get a decent symphony gig someday and then teach. I love the college atmosphere, and I love teaching.

I'm originally from Martinez, Georgia, which is really just a kissing cousin to Augusta, home of the Masters. Nope, I've never been. :) I went to Evans High School and played in a pretty good band. I love the color pink, in case my name didn't give it away. One day, I want to buy a beat-up horn, strip it, and paint it an obnoxious shade of pink. Maybe with glitter, too. Just because. Heh heh.

Anywho, that's me in three short paragraphs. Yay for the OTJ forums - keeping office workers off-task for years.  Grin
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« Reply #49 on: Apr 14, 2004, 02:19PM »

I guess you could say that I'm kinda new-ish, well, sorta, but I've never introduced myself.  My name Is Greg Simpson (not related to Bart, Homer, etc.) and I live in Conway, AR (no, I am not a redneck).  I am 14 years old and in the 8th grade.  I play euphonium in concert band and am 1st chair (out of 5, big deal!)  and I play trombone in jazz band and at various churches when needed.
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« Reply #50 on: Apr 14, 2004, 06:07PM »

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I guess you could say that I'm kinda new-ish, well, sorta, but I've never introduced myself.  My name Is Greg Simpson (not related to Bart, Homer, etc.) and I live in Conway, AR (no, I am not a redneck).  I am 14 years old and in the 8th grade.  I play euphonium in concert band and am 1st chair (out of 5, big deal!)  and I play trombone in jazz band and at various churches when needed.

Wow, funny, I'm from Missouri and I am not a redneck (it annoys me when people call me a redneck just because I am from the Mid-West Mad .)  I also will be entering the 8th grade.
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« Reply #51 on: Apr 15, 2004, 03:29AM »

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New member here... my name's John, I'm from Youngstown State University where I'm a junior, in a little bit over a week I'll turn 21, and I'm a music performance major on, of all things, the trombone.


Happy 21st, Silver!!!! Good!  Good!  Good!
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« Reply #52 on: Apr 17, 2004, 09:24PM »

Hey Guys!!! I'm Sandra a 19/f Tenor Trombone player. I'm currently going to the University of Central Oklahoma and my applied teacher is Dr. Kent Kidwell (Doc). He is awesome and has helped me evolved in to a great trombone player. I'm in the jazz band, symphonic band, trombone choir, and orchestra (whenever they have trombone parts). I enjoy playing my King 607 f-attachment but it is kind of a wimpy horn but love it anyways, it will work until i get a Conn 88H but that won't be for awhile. Well I'm glad to be getting on this forum.  Can't wait to get into it. Talk to you guys soon!! TROMBONE CHICKS RULE! Pant
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« Reply #53 on: Apr 18, 2004, 08:42AM »

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Hey Guys!!! I'm Sandra a 19/f Tenor Trombone player. I'm currently going to the University of Central Oklahoma and my applied teacher is Dr. Kent Kidwell (Doc). He is awesome and has helped me evolved in to a great trombone player. I'm in the jazz band, symphonic band, trombone choir, and orchestra (whenever they have trombone parts). I enjoy playing my King 607 f-attachment but it is kind of a wimpy horn but love it anyways, it will work until i get a Conn 88H but that won't be for awhile. Well I'm glad to be getting on this forum.  Can't wait to get into it. Talk to you guys soon!! TROMBONE CHICKS RULE! Pant

Haha, funny my teacher Dr. David Collings goes by Doc as well, funny. Grin
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« Reply #54 on: Apr 21, 2004, 07:27AM »

hi mama im a boner from uk i was in the grenadier guards for 25 years and now teaching.i collect trombone and any brass virtuoso type cds now moving on to dvd's lol.at the moment im addicted to ebay and going for a bone 2nite
when i get back from a rehearsal in chelsea london.im brass mad as you can see ,i even bought a mendez cornet because im a huge fan lol ,hey mama i live in chatham on a LUTON RD lol how you doin mama nice pic Pant
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« Reply #55 on: Apr 21, 2004, 06:27PM »

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hi mama im a boner from uk i was in the grenadier guards for 25 years and now teaching.i collect trombone and any brass virtuoso type cds now moving on to dvd's lol.at the moment im addicted to ebay and going for a bone 2nite
when i get back from a rehearsal in chelsea london.im brass mad as you can see ,i even bought a mendez cornet because im a huge fan lol ,hey mama i live in chatham on a LUTON RD lol how you doin mama nice pic Pant

Hmmmmm, I believe that someone may be lying about their age with that pic, looks possibly like an older picture from years ago... hmmmmm... or possibly not... but maybe.
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« Reply #56 on: Apr 23, 2004, 12:33PM »

I've been around the OTJ Forum for awhile, but lost my job last summer and now at my new company started up a new OTJ profile. I usually only log on from work because I'm too busy at home to use a computer.

I'm 45 years old. been playing since I was 10. I picked the trombone back in '68 in 5th grade. I chose 'bone because it was the one we always imitated when playing by moving our hand back and forth. I didn't really know what a trombone was.

I went to a small high school in central Wisconsin, my teacher never told me there was such a thing as "all state", so I never auditioned. I did send a tape to a N. Wisconsin honors band once and got in. Also sent a tape for McDonalds all-american marching band, but never heard back.

I played in college too, studying it pretty seriously, but for fun. I wasn't a music major. I majored in Football. All thru college i played in just about everything from brass quintets to symphonic band to jazz band to orchestra. Even made money gigging around town at various churches and venues.

When I got to college my teacher took one look at my Olds peashooter and told me to get a better horn. A kid was selling some old yamaha with an f trigger. It was a 2 tone job with a little larger bore. It took me 7 payments of $50 back in '76, but i paid it off.  That was 28 years ago and I still play the same Yamaha, and I don't even know what model it is.

I play in a church worship band every other weekend with other horns along with the guitars, bass drums and keyboard. The horn charts used to be pretty lame, but they're getting better now. I like playing hard rythyms in the upper range.

Now i have teenagers too that are guitarists and play in various rock bands. I keep asking them if I can play in their rock band but they usually ignore me.

My dreams are to go back and study trombone seriously some day after i get my kids thru college, play in the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, and maybe play professional gigs some day part-time. I'd like to regularly play in a Christian rock band similar to BS&T, a traditional brass quintet, a blues/rock big band and a small jazz ensemble. Until then i won't have any time because I have a telecom engineering career, reff basketball on weekends to pay for my kids activities and music lessons, coach weightlifting and build things like Guitars and Electric Upright Basses and kayaks for my kids.

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« Reply #57 on: Apr 25, 2004, 09:19AM »

My name is John Maresca. I will be 54 in June and I live in New Jersey. I am a relatively new member and I don't play trombone but I sing music from the early to mid 20th century. I sing mostly jazz, rhythm and blues, and music from the big band era. I also love singing harmony and am a big fan of the Four Freshmen. I also love classic rock & roll such as doo-wop harmony singing. Being of my generation, I also sing a lot of 1960s music. I also play rhythm guitar. I have a particular interest in the trombone though I don't know if I would ever get around ot actually playing one. I grew up listening to the sound of the instrument and being enchanted by it. The wide variance of sounds that can be derived from it are simply astounding. I often find myself singing in the same manner as a trombone with the associated slurs and also conciously imitate the warm, rich sound of the instrument. My vocalizing tends to stay in that vein and the smoother the better. I particularly model my vocals on early Frank Sinatra records such as "I'll Never Smile Again" but use my own voice and depart from trying to sound exactly like he did. He is inimitable anyway. Nat King Cole is another one of my major influences as he also has a warm, beautiful sound. I use the present tense when talking of these artists because, for me, they are always here and never diminish. Their music, along with countless other wonderful artists will always be here for us.

One of my favorite trombonists is Tommy Dorsey. Once again, that warm singing sound that he had is the root of my love for the trombone. I also love the sound of Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton with his amazing use of multiphonics using the pixie and plunger mutes. I also think that the fact that more and more women are making themselves known with this instrument is just beautiful. I never believed that certain genders should play certain instruments. That is such a ridiculous concept. Artists such as Annie Whitehead, our host Christine Woodcock, Sarah Morrow, Jennifer Krupa, Gail Brand, Karin and Mimmi Hammar, and many others are bringing a whole new and wonderful dimension to the instrument. I am happy to see and hear them and look forward to their even greater prominence.

Well, that about sums it up for me. I would welcome the opportunity to sing with a big band some time or even sing a duet, etc. with a trombonist. After all, we would both be singing as the trombone is so much similar to the human voice. Keep on playn', people!!
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« Reply #58 on: Apr 25, 2004, 06:58PM »

Hi people! Hi

I am VERY new. In fact, this is my first post.
My name is Hannah, and I live in texas and go to school w/ bassbonechick1.
I play tenor trombone. woo hoo...
I am a very nice person, and I make a good friend.

thats about all you need to know about me...
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« Reply #59 on: Apr 25, 2004, 07:32PM »

great, another girl...I mean HI! we love to see new faces, as long as they arn't female...I mean....uh.....oh yes, we have a girl named hannah in our section, are you loud? self concious? or a air head? if so you might be twins. anyways, welcome.
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