Good old Green Bay...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bassace, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Bassace

    Bassace New Friend

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    So...

    I'm at one of our local music stores this afternoon here in Green Bay looking at mouthpieces. The guy pulls out a Bach, a Yamaha and a "Schilk". That's how he pronounced it. No "e" on the end.

    Now some of you may be thinking "no big deal, easy mistake", but here's my problem with this gross injustice -

    Renold Schilke was born right here in Green Bay.
    Renold Schilke graduated from Green Bay East High. Class of 1929 I believe.
    Renold Schilke was laid to rest in Green Bay.

    How can you not know the name Schilke?

    I never did like that store, now I have a good reason for it.
     
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Funne!
     
  3. BigDub

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    I lik this post. Good on. Not sur what you'r talking about, though. :-?
     
  4. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    Teaching opportunities present themselves all the time. You missed it! It's up to us to preserve the history. Go back and tell him all about Mr. Schilke. The lad may one day consider it a gift from a stranger.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually America is divided on many aspects of pronunciation. I think that it has to do with the historical background of the individual person.

    People with germanic and italian backgrounds pronounce the trailing "e". French/english (including american english) backgrounds tend not to.

    Ye Olde Shoppe would be pronounced "yee old shop"

    Mademoiselle = Ma-dam-wa-sell
    Monette = Moan-ett

    Andante = An-dan-teh
    Calzone = Cal-zo-neh

    What do we do with city names like Wilkes Barre? Montreal? Del Norte? Janesville? La Farge? Cologne?


    Just about every name gets slaughtered in one country or the other. The Germans have trouble with TH for instance. Smith becomes Smiss.

    I think that you get the point. Communication is the search for common ground not dictating lowest possible denominator.

    I think that the store needs thy goode helpe!
     
  6. Bassace

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    I gave him a brief history, but I don't think he will ever fully understand. I think only trumpet players fully grasp the contributions he made.

    I just think that it's a shame that 30 years after his death, Green Bay seems to have no idea who he was and what he did.

    If he played for the Packers, he would have a bronze statue.


    (I feel special, my first post got a response from Rowuk!)

    Cheers!
     
  7. D.C. Al fine

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    I guess that makes Tobylou8, BigDub, and Bochawa nothing.....

    Just joking here, but I have found that rowuks opinion comes from experience. And with 12,189 posts I think he responds to almost every thread here.
     
  8. TrumpetMD

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    Bronze? Maybe. But would Reynold have allowed it to be lacquered? :D

    Welcome to TM!
     
  9. patkins

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    Schilk was a cool dud.
     
  10. patkins

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    So Schilk was a cool dud from Wisconsin? I wonder if Schilk drank milk.
     

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