Back from the Road with the Artie Shaw Orchestra

Discussion in 'TM Lounge' started by TrentAustin, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    KC MO
    Hi gang!

    I just wanted to write a little note to let you all know that I'm back from a mildly grueling 9 week tour of the US with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. I think the tour was a great success. We played many amazing venues and the crowds were for the most part EXCELLENT! I realized a lot in terms of playing that long of a tour:

    1. 28,000 miles on a bus is BRUTAL, even if you're not driving!

    2. I cherish every moment I can play my horn sans the Silent Brass (even though I relish the fact I can practice at 4 AM if I'd like)

    3. I can't wait to play a tour with my own group!

    4. I really enjoyed the teaching I did on the trip (even though I would have loved to have more opportunities) and hope the students enjoyed it as well. Speaking of teaching I'm back in Boston for anyone who's interested! ;)

    5. I loved meeting all the TH, TPIN, TM'ers out there and look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

    I now have to dig myself out of PAGES of TO DO'S!


    Trent Austin
  2. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

    Mar 30, 2005
    practice room 5
    welcome bach man!

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