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« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2004, 11:28AM »

Hey Sean!

nothing wrong with being a euph player, it's an orchestral intrument too! (i personally stick to the trom).
I am familiar with the "I am the only one!! aagh!" scenario, back in school I was the player picked,



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Because I was the only one!!!
(actually, there was one other trombone player, but he no good!!)

If anyone is ever in South Africa, give me a ring, I can hook you up with da scene here! (there is a reason so many people don't go back......)
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« Reply #81 on: May 12, 2004, 01:08PM »

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Hey Sean!

nothing wrong with being a euph player, it's an orchestral intrument too! (i personally stick to the trom).
I am familiar with the "I am the only one!! aagh!" scenario, back in school I was the player picked,



(wait for it)



Because I was the only one!!!
(actually, there was one other trombone player, but he no good!!)

If anyone is ever in South Africa, give me a ring, I can hook you up with da scene here! (there is a reason so many people don't go back......)

I know a guy that used to live in South Africa (went to college there and all) due to his fathers work, but now he lives here in the US.
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« Reply #82 on: May 12, 2004, 05:42PM »

I'm new, I haven't been here since March!  Do I count as new?  Huh? Huh?
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« Reply #83 on: May 12, 2004, 09:31PM »

Hi Ya'll ,

Yes, being from Arkensaw I do talk like that, well sometimes.
My real name is Harold and I've lurked around here for a few weeks, first looking for information on a good Jazz horn to buy and now I find myself rather addicted.  I am a 41 year old computer programmer who still plays just for the joy of playing.   Having 3 teenagers keeps the playing time down to just Sunday mornings in church and other small gigs around the community where I live.   But now that they are driving themselves more, maybe I'll have more time for fun.   Good!
Thanks to all the regular posters on this site who seem to have a vast wealth of knowledge.   This is a great web site.
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« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2004, 06:08AM »

heya!

its gonna be rather messy here! ...come from singapore (and singapore is not in china!!!). thought i'd say it cos everyone i've met on yahoo games asked me that!

heheh...am playing trumpet/trombone in a local ska band, bass guitar in another local experimental band (think sigur ros, godspeed you black emperor!)

used to play euphonium in secondary school and then junior college symphonic bands! but havent touched euph for a long time now  :-P
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« Reply #85 on: May 13, 2004, 01:43PM »

Quote from: "kwitchyrbelyachn"
Hi Ya'll ,

Yes, being from Arkensaw I do talk like that, well sometimes.
My real name is Harold and I've lurked around here for a few weeks, first looking for information on a good Jazz horn to buy and now I find myself rather addicted.  I am a 41 year old computer programmer who still plays just for the joy of playing.   Having 3 teenagers keeps the playing time down to just Sunday mornings in church and other small gigs around the community where I live.   But now that they are driving themselves more, maybe I'll have more time for fun.   Good!
Thanks to all the regular posters on this site who seem to have a vast wealth of knowledge.   This is a great web site.

Hiyah, your a mid-westerner like me (or at least I was born in the midwest until our recent move.)  Well welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #86 on: May 13, 2004, 06:39PM »

Hey,I'm Jeff,I got to Robinson High School in Texas.I am a Bass Trombone,and band is basically my life.I'm in 9th grade,and made All-State as a freshman here,(which doesn't happen every-day here,in fact I'm the 2nd trombone in 30 years to do it.)

I hope to learn a lot of things over the course of my high-school career,and I plan to go to UNT(University of N.Texas.)
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« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2004, 02:38PM »

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Hey,I'm Jeff,I got to Robinson High School in Texas.I am a Bass Trombone,and band is basically my life.I'm in 9th grade,and made All-State as a freshman here,(which doesn't happen every-day here,in fact I'm the 2nd trombone in 30 years to do it.)

I hope to learn a lot of things over the course of my high-school career,and I plan to go to UNT(University of N.Texas.)

WOW!  Sounds like your an awsome trombone player, second in 30 years, and this is Texas, its not some tiny state.  Well welcom to the forum.
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« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2004, 07:01PM »

Wait,let me fix that,I'm the 2nd freshman at Robinson to do it in 30 years.Still good though.The first is a Jr. in high-school currently.He's an awesome player.

But I still made it to State,which I'm very proud of.
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« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2004, 07:45PM »

I've been here about a week, so I guess I should introduce myself...

I'm from Huntsville, AL- I went to Grissom High School, first chair for 3 years, all state band and principal all state orchestra for 5 years, Studied with Marta Hofacre at Southern Miss for 3 years, transferred to The University of North Florida, where I studied trombone with John Moak, Scott Whitfield, Marc Dickman and Paul Weikle... Studied improv with Bunky Green and Jack Peterson, and arranging with Bill Prince. I worked for Universal Studios Florida and Disney (both coasts, not abroad though) for a few years, Toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and most recently on Bourbon Street and in Destin, FL at John Wehner's Famous Door 5 nights a week for 5 1/2 years. That's the reader's digest version, anyway... I'd start listing people I've played with, but that would take a while, and no one really wants to read it anyway. Currently I play principal with the Huntsville Opera Theater orchestra, Madison Community Chorus orchestra, the Twickenham horns, The Brass Band of Huntsville, I've started working with local high schools and area players to organize a (or several) trombone choir, gig around where I can, and teach privately. I own an Elkhart 88H, 2 Yamaha 691s (one's 18 years old, one's 2) and a Yamaha 612 Bass bone. I love Jazz (my degree from UNF is in Jazz studies) but will listen to most anything. Someone once said "There are only 2 kinds of music- good and bad." I try to stay away from the bad... and encourage the good. Anyone else from Huntsville??
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« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2004, 08:39PM »

I'm close to Scottsborro, does that count?
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« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2004, 12:43PM »

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I'm close to Scottsborro, does that count?


Yeah, that's close. Do you ever make it down this way? I did a gig in Scottsboro a few weeks ago... a funeral. The wanted a New Orleans style wake.
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« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2004, 07:42PM »

Hi,  I remember using a Mac SE  to get email posts from the Trombone-L from Missouri.  I havent posted much over the years.  I have had a educational time reading everyone else's posts.  there are some very smart people out there.


I grew up in Billings MT.  in fifth grade a saxophone was twice as much as a trombone so dad bought me a trombone.  I was second trombone in all state my  junior and senior year.  I wanted to do something different so I joined the USMC in 1989 as Infantry.  I was in the embassy evacuation of Liberia Africa and then in desert storm.  Imoved to NC in 1993.  I went to Western Carolina University from 1994-1999.  while I was there I was in the Warner Bros. movie "My Fellow Americans"  with James Garner and Jack Lemon.  I was a Dorothy in the All Dorothy Marching Band.    Check Out My Profile Pic.    It is my one and only professional experience.  it is kinda cool having a W2 from Warner Bros.

Now I am a store manager for Things Remembered.  Take your mouthpieces there to get your name engraved.

I play in a contemporary christian band and i audition next week for the 2nd trombone in the Blue Ridge Civic Orchestra.

IU am also an MP in the NC Army National Guard.   Any other tbn in the Asheville, area drop me a line...
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« Reply #93 on: May 17, 2004, 02:56PM »

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I'm close to Scottsborro, does that count?


Yeah, that's close. Do you ever make it down this way? I did a gig in Scottsboro a few weeks ago... a funeral. The wanted a New Orleans style wake.


I come out there a little but, usually gigs with the jazz band I'm in. But it is the local college so we are done until summer is over.
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« Reply #94 on: May 22, 2004, 03:11PM »

I've just been appointed Jazz Trombone/Jazz Comp/Arr Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  I've got a limited number of openings for jazz trombone students for 2004/2005.  There is still some scholarship money available for graduate and undergraduate jazz trombone students who apply before July 1, 2004. Rutgers has a world class jazz faculty: Stanley Cowell(Piano), Ralph Bowen(Sax,Jazz Theory),Victor Lewis(Drums), Mike Richmond(Bass),and Vic Juris(Guitar), to name a few. Prospective jazz trombone students would have these faculty members for theory, improv, combo, jazz history, etc., and study trombone, composition, and arranging with me. Any one interested can contact  Lois Fromer at Rutgers admissions: fromer@rci.rutgers.edu or me directly at radjazzmusic@rcn.com. Feel free to visit my web-site at www.conradherwig.com. I would appreciate if you could spread the word that I am now teaching exclusively at Rutgers. All the best
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« Reply #95 on: May 22, 2004, 06:09PM »

Hello Conrad!

Welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #96 on: May 25, 2004, 08:39AM »

Well, I'm relatively new, and I'm still officially a "New Member," so here it goes.

My real name is Alex Wyatt. I'm a Junior in high school in Central Iowa, though I will be a Senior at the end of this week. I've played the tenor trombone since 5th grade. I originally tried out for French Horn (only God Himself knows why, or maybe not), but I couldn't buzz into the mouthpiece to save my life. The lady told me to try a trombone piece, and I've been stuck with it ever since, and haven't regretted it for a second.

I use a Bach 36 with a messed up screwpiece for concert band, and my original King student horn for jazz and marching. I'm learning to play the baritone so that I can march in a drum corp. My favourite horn of all of them is the King, because I feel best with it, I don't know why. I prefer Jazz over all else.

I've been active on the forum for the better part of this calendar year, and have contributed a few posts that total less responses than the smallest thread I've seen from RHM. I'm still trying to find the perfect thread to get everyone's attention.

Oh yeah, and the guy to told me about this site is none other than the great Paul McKee.
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« Reply #97 on: May 25, 2004, 12:44PM »

Hey you Guys, Im a new member here... not really because i have been reading this excellent forum over the past week or two. my name is andrew zager and i am in 9th grade in kenmore washington. (this is a suburb close to seattle) i play a getzen 3047 AF and i just bought a 3508 Y custom Jazz. I study under cathy cole (if any of y'all know her let me know!) this year i was principle trombone at our all state band. i really like this forum and have already learned a lot, and im sure i will have questions in the future to ask you.
P.S.- to all of you german trombonists out there i am studying deutsch in HS so i might have language questions to ask.

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« Reply #98 on: May 25, 2004, 05:19PM »

wbargetzi:  Seeing that you play with the brass band of huntsville, you must know Dr. Daniel Hornstein, small world, I know him :)  Good! . He was my euph. private lesson instructor when I went to the college in Minot State University in Minot, ND. I learned a lot from him  Clever  Please say  Hi  for me. If he asks who I am, my name is Paul Routledge, that Canadian euph. player from The Pas, MB. I will be moving to Brandon, MB in a couple of weeks or so.
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« Reply #99 on: May 27, 2004, 08:51AM »

i'm new.  I was known in high school as the one who did it all.  i started on woodwinds, then moved to brass....i can now play....flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto/tenor/bari sax, baritone/euph, trumpet, and bone.  Um, right now i would be at NIU, but i was rejected after keeping me on a waiting list for four months, and they're going to be sorry they passed me up.  Until then, i'm at home, working, practicing, messing around trying to amuse myself....

that's me in a nutshell, but if anyone has any forum questions or anything related to instruments other than bone, i may be a pretty good resource, as i've done my rounds just about everywhere!    Clever  Confused
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