Allright TM, I need your help once more.
Last thursday I had my first marching band session, and apart from my lyre being way too small, it went OKist, considered it was my first time. I'm walking all in the front right corner, which apparantly is the most difficult position, considering the corners and making the tempo.
So this week it's celebration week in my town, historically there what a horse market, and there's a fair and a market and music in the evenings and all. But now in the middle of the week, on thursday, I have to blow the Dutch Last Post (Taptoesignaal) from the Church tower at 7 am, and march with the parade of the elementary school, where they all dress up. The thing is, the night before, I'm playing with my party band, the Dutch variant of Schlager or Hoempapa band from Germany, who play in cafes, in our music building, which is transformed into a bar/cafe during celebration week, and it will be filled up with costumers, and it will be very lively, and afterwards, there's music on our town square as well, and it will get pretty late, like 2 or 3 pm late.
Anyway, I'm wandering off, so next morning I have to play the Last Post at 7am and afterwards, march through the town, the Last Post won't be any problem to play, but I'll have a considerably large hangover (that's the term right? The headache after a large alcohol input? ) since the main drink out there will be beer, and I think it will greatly influence my playing. Badly. So does anyone have any tips or tricks, apart from not drinking, for me for playing with a hangover?
Also, I'm not at all a good marcher, it will be my second time ever, I'll have a good lyre, but it's the issue of above as well. And do you have tips on marching, especially through the (narrow and wide) Dutch streets, with all the road smallers and bumps?
I won't be very active as well from Tuesday on, since I'm like playing with the party band for hours a day, or serving drinks at our music house, or just making fun. But I'ld like to hear what you can recommend or say about this topic.
I probably forgot to mension some things, but it will come up