Made region band!!!!

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  1. Evergrey_rocks

    Evergrey_rocks Piano User

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    I can't believe that I did so well at region band this year! I made 2nd chair symphonic band, 9th overall out of like 100 trumpets and I qualified to move on to area! Woo!!!
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  3. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Another Congrats , well done - done well!!
     
  4. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    congrats...
    what state? what did you play for the audition?
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Nice job! Congratulations!!!
     
  6. RRVancil

    RRVancil Piano User

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    Congratulations!! Time to do a little analsis, so you can do even better next time. What did you do well and what did you need some "improvement"? Take notes to refer back to especially if you come across any of these judges again.

    Merry Christmas, now go practice, (just kidding)ROFL
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    OK, Evergrey_Rocks, now that you've enjoyed your success for a while, a story related by former President Jimmy Carter:

    I had applied for nuclear submarine program, and Admiral Rickover was interviewing me for the job... Finally he asked me a question and I thought I could redeem myself. He said, "How did you stand in your class at the Naval Academy?" ... I swelled my chest with pride and answered, "Sir, I stood 59th in a class of 820!" I sat back to wait for the congratulations — which never came.
    Instead the question: "Did you do your best?"
    I started to say, "Yes, sir," but I remembered who this was... I finally gulped and said, "No sir, I didn't always do my best." He looked at me for a long time, and then turned his chair around to end the interview. He asked one final question, which I have never been able to forget — or to answer. He said, "Why not?"

    Point is, you have every right to be proud--you worked hard and placed in the top 10%, but as RRVancil pointed out, there is room for improvement. What if you had done your best every time you practiced? You might have ended up in the top 5% or 2%.... This isn't meant to discourage you, but rather to encourage you to do your best every time. That is how to become a professional.

    By all means, give yourself some goof-off time--relax and enjoy. But, say, starting January 1st, challenge yourself to make it to the next level.

    Have fun!
     
  8. SteveRicks

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    Great feeling, isn't it? This will be a great learning opportunity. Such gatherings give you a chance to learn from excellent teachers as well as see horns from other schools. Enjoy.
     
  9. Dr.Mark

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    Hi evergrey,
    You stated:
    "I can't believe that I did so well at region band this year! I made 2nd chair symphonic band, 9th overall out of like 100 trumpets and I qualified to move on to area! Woo!!!
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    That's great! You worked and got what you wanted, Bravo!!
    Just remember, you did what was necessary to get in. Now you must do what's necessary to stay in!!
    Make our Christmas a Merry Christmas and do your best at every opportunity.
    Congratulations!!
    Dr.Mark
     
  10. gmonady

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    Dr. Mark is such a pragmatist. And I agree with him, pragmatically speaking. Congratulations are in order for the moment. Now get to work as you have a chair to maintain.
     

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