Check out Wycliff Gorden.
Check out Wycliff Gorden.
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Hey Aussie Matt,
No worries ... not a downer at all, a good story. Your kid's lucky to have a Dad like you. +1 for the Monzil Brass videos. Those guys are brilliant and make me feel like a kid again. Cheers!
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The only trombone player I'm familiar with is Wycliffe Gordon. IMO he's a trumpet player at heart.
Here's a cool video of him and Wynton from back in the day:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8d2UEcMJEI]YouTube - Wynton & Wycliffe: A Conversation[/ame]
You can't do anything about "Kids will be kids" except make sure that your son jumps right back in. He needs to blow the idiots away. That is the only course of action next to quitting!
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As a father I can relate. It is heart breaking to witness your son or daughter being bullied or treated unfairly by other children. It reminds me of a story a friend of mine told me about his son being bullied when they moved to a new school. My friend, who is a big guy, walked up to the kid the next day, grabbed him by the arm and told him: "If you ever lay a hand on my kid again, I'm going to go to the school and if I don't get any satisfaction there, I'm going to your parents, and if I don't get any satisfaction there, I'm coming after YOU!" The next day, the son reported that the bully was now his best friend.
My question is: this was a band camp for very young children it sounds like: where was the supervision? where were the teachers and administrators when this was going on?
sounds like a pretty poorly run band camp to me.
Band camp when I attended was for HS students and was a week long and we put three shows on the field.
I fail to see what can be accomplished in a camp setting for 8 year-olds that can't be done at the school.
Nothing is more contagious or tenacious than music. Once you are exposed it gets inside you and you can never get rid of it. It is also non-discriminating. It can be Ride of the Valkyries, In a Gadda da Vida, the Jeopardy 15 second thinking tune, your most disliked commercial jingle - it doesn't matter. Once triggered, off you go, like it or not.
Really sorry to hear about your sons bad experiences!
Get him to listen to some "Young blood brass band", their song "Brooklyn" is one huge trombone solo. have a listen through some of their stuff :)
Keep playing kid, im sure it will improve!
how can an 8 year old play a trombone? I think we started at 9 or 10 and even then only the bigger kids could move the slide far enough.
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Thanks again everyone.
Bill, I have the same questions.
Veery715, a good point but it is for the whole primary school and intended to give them a couple of days out of regular classes to give them an intensive time of practice with some good tutors brought in for the purpose. Should be a pretty fun thing to do a week before they break for Easter holidays.
Leftmid7, yes, a bit limited for the younger players but songs are chosen appropriately.
I'm looking forward to sitting down with him tonight and watching all the clips you've all posted. Thanks for all your help and advice.
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