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Music: A Supplement

Rule #1 for living in Egypt: “Expect nothing”.

That is, everyone else’s expectations can be sky-high, but you must resist the urge to form any expectations of your own. 910 more words



Before moving to Egypt, approximately a hundred people asked us if we’d find a symphony to play with. Our research online suggested the answer was, “Um, pr-probably not?”. 698 more words


When Band was my Life

School was never my forte. Sure, by the time I was in college I actually enjoyed going to class (at least the afternoon ones… 801 more words

About Me

Brass Leftovers

When I was in seventh grade I was in band. Thinking back on it now, choosing an instrument was a lot of pressure. I mean, this was a decision you would be stuck with until you graduated high school, unless you dropped out of band. 211 more words


There's no confusion about soup.

Is it me or does this time of year cause a lot of anxiety and confusion?  I went to the mall yesterday to just look for a skirt for Autumn’s band concert.   560 more words


Life and Times: Charismatic teacher 'brought cool jazz to the table'

He was a man of startling, multi-faceted musical talents, who could perform a treacherous French horn solo, compose an anthem for 700 handbell ringers, conduct a symphony, score a number for a 90-piece concert band, arrange a classic for a jazz ensemble. 761 more words

Local Arts

Today's Composer Prompt (Shocking Concept)

Using two muted horns and two cellos, show us how you’d musically depict the concept of electricity.