Performing is

wordsurfingwizard:

Learning to, ultimately, no matter what fire you portray, be yourself in such a fiercely adamant way that you begin to lose the doubts you had in your ability to contribute to the world, lose the fear you had every time you were faced with the option of stepping over the line, lose the helplessness you felt whenever the slightest thing in your life went wrong.

(via ehhd)

To the Drum Corps people

deltasandshields:

oldmanaskew:

It’s called Blast! . Audition, payed to march, no fees. Blast! . “Drum corps on broadway” some call it. Originally known as Star of Indiana. Blast!

BLAST!

(via minispock)

minispock:

cuoreborealis:

minispock:

huppasaurus-rex:

minispock:

Woahhhh, Woah, there.

No one ever said i went down a spot.

I don’t think I did, and if I did, does that even matter?

I’m happy to be given the opportunity to be in the ensemble again.

Playing Xylo/Glock, I have a COMPLETELY different responsibility in the Pit this year, than I did last year playing Marimba.

I was told with how the parts were written, they wanted someone they trusted on Xylo, and so they asked me.

Plus, I have good timing, so that was another factor. 

Honestly, playing Xylo is a lot harder than I expected. You have to completely learn a whole new definition of Interval Controls, Accuracy, timing and Consistency of sound quality, not that that isn’t important on the other boards, it’s just so much more clear on Xylo, which is why it makes it so much harder.

But i’m have a blast on Xylo/glock, and I realllly enjoy. It’s so different, and it’s a whole new perspective of playing in the ensemble.

Downgrade? Not even close. 

This is like stigma against bassline. I was offered a snare spot on my high school winter line but I wanted to stay on bass. It’s not a step up or down. I prefer the way bass sounds and couldn’t have imagined marching something different.

Or like my freshman year coming into the marching band. I traded my trombone spot to play tuba. It’s a different responsibility. One is not easier than the other. Every instrument needs to regarded with respect. Whether a lead trumpet soloist or the guy on rack. This is my least favorite conversation in the music activity.

Yupppp. Exactly. It’s so frustrating. 

OMG, when I tell people that I rather play xylo/glock in dci than marimba, they give me the stink face! Not only I’m basically an appropriate height for it (I’m super petite lol), but I love being challenged! Which is why I’m preparing myself for DCI 2015 since I doubted myself for auditions for this season.

That’s awesome! hahah
Well I hope the best for you next season (:

Thanks! I’m excited!

minispock:

huppasaurus-rex:

minispock:

Woahhhh, Woah, there.

No one ever said i went down a spot.

I don’t think I did, and if I did, does that even matter?

I’m happy to be given the opportunity to be in the ensemble again.

Playing Xylo/Glock, I have a COMPLETELY different responsibility in the Pit this year, than I did last year playing Marimba.

I was told with how the parts were written, they wanted someone they trusted on Xylo, and so they asked me.

Plus, I have good timing, so that was another factor. 

Honestly, playing Xylo is a lot harder than I expected. You have to completely learn a whole new definition of Interval Controls, Accuracy, timing and Consistency of sound quality, not that that isn’t important on the other boards, it’s just so much more clear on Xylo, which is why it makes it so much harder.

But i’m have a blast on Xylo/glock, and I realllly enjoy. It’s so different, and it’s a whole new perspective of playing in the ensemble.

Downgrade? Not even close. 

This is like stigma against bassline. I was offered a snare spot on my high school winter line but I wanted to stay on bass. It’s not a step up or down. I prefer the way bass sounds and couldn’t have imagined marching something different.

Or like my freshman year coming into the marching band. I traded my trombone spot to play tuba. It’s a different responsibility. One is not easier than the other. Every instrument needs to regarded with respect. Whether a lead trumpet soloist or the guy on rack. This is my least favorite conversation in the music activity.

Yupppp. Exactly. It’s so frustrating. 

OMG, when I tell people that I rather play xylo/glock in dci than marimba, they give me the stink face! Not only I’m basically an appropriate height for it (I’m super petite lol), but I love being challenged! Which is why I’m preparing myself for DCI 2015 since I doubted myself for auditions for this season.

minispock:

huppasaurus-rex:

minispock:

Woahhhh, Woah, there.

No one ever said i went down a spot.

I don’t think I did, and if I did, does that even matter?

I’m happy to be given the opportunity to be in the ensemble again.

Playing Xylo/Glock, I have a COMPLETELY different responsibility in the Pit this year, than I did last year playing Marimba.

I was told with how the parts were written, they wanted someone they trusted on Xylo, and so they asked me.

Plus, I have good timing, so that was another factor. 

Honestly, playing Xylo is a lot harder than I expected. You have to completely learn a whole new definition of Interval Controls, Accuracy, timing and Consistency of sound quality, not that that isn’t important on the other boards, it’s just so much more clear on Xylo, which is why it makes it so much harder.

But i’m have a blast on Xylo/glock, and I realllly enjoy. It’s so different, and it’s a whole new perspective of playing in the ensemble.

Downgrade? Not even close. 

This is like stigma against bassline. I was offered a snare spot on my high school winter line but I wanted to stay on bass. It’s not a step up or down. I prefer the way bass sounds and couldn’t have imagined marching something different.

Or like my freshman year coming into the marching band. I traded my trombone spot to play tuba. It’s a different responsibility. One is not easier than the other. Every instrument needs to regarded with respect. Whether a lead trumpet soloist or the guy on rack. This is my least favorite conversation in the music activity.

Yupppp. Exactly. It’s so frustrating. 

mysteampunkheart:

And God looked at the world and said “Let there be taco bell breakfast” and all was then good in the world