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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi everyone! Here is my audition video for the upcoming 2018 Grammy Band. We have to play Billie's Bounce then get to choose 2 other songs of contrasting styles. Please give me your comments and critique- I'd love some feedback!
  2. The Band
    Hi guys! So I was blessed with a new job as a music teacher at this middle school. My administrators are very supportive of my program and are going to work with me to get the equipment (instruments, stands, method books) I need. However, because this is the first music program they have had...
  3. Teaching
    I'm a lifelong clarinet and saxophone player. The school where I give lessons is now going to give their beginning and intermediate high-schoolers a group lesson class as well as a band class, starting next year. So I'm trying to source teaching materials to use in these classes. There will be a...
  4. Eb Alto
    So I'm tired of the same old "jam session" I want to get stuff done and sound like a band. Where can I find charts that match my band or what's an easy way of going about doing it myself or learning to do it myself
  5. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hello all, I really need help here. I have been searching and contacting people all over trying to find the band arrangement of Ward's Concerto for T-Sax. I am aware of the orchestral arrangement, but I need Leist's arrangement for band. Can anyone provide me any good leads on this case...
  6. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    Next week I'm trying out for the tenor spot in a soul-Blues-Rock cover band. They advertised on the main musicians b.b. in Spain and speaking to the leader I learned that the current tenor player is leaving and they also have had some other personnel changes. They are not a professional band and...
  7. Alto mpc
    I've been playing Alto for 4 years now, since 4th grade, and am now a high school freshman. I'm second chair, out of eight, in concert band, and also playing a little in our orchestra. All this time I've been using the stock mouthpiece that came with my student model Selmer, and I think it's...
  8. The Band
    Hi there, I've been given a pretty cool opportunity to start a band program for a local school. Those who have started bands, directed bands, etc - what would you do if you had this chance? I want to start right, plan well, and get a good momentum started, and I like the idea of starting it...
  9. Classical Saxophone
  10. Bb Tenor
    I currently play tenor in my high schools band and in a quartet. Recently I've been noticed my sound getting worse instead of better. I play on a size 4 blue box with a Vandoren TL3 optimum The problem with my sound is it squeaks/cracks quite a bit. I've never really had this problem before...
  11. High School and College
    I don't think my band director knows very much about saxophones, or maybe he thinks he knows a lot but he's been misinformed If/when I get my new horn and he sees that it's not one of the big 4; what should I do? I can't put up with the darn rented Yamaha anymore and local option are too...
  12. The Band
    As part of my high school senior project, I am gathering a bunch of my musician friends from school to form a wind ensemble. My goal is to practice a song, study the song (or several), then perform. The only remaining aspect of the project is what song do we study? I would like recommendations...
  13. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    Dear colleagues, after reading this forum every now and then for a couple of years, I finally created myself an account, so: Hi everybody! There are a couple of inspiring lists of great players on the web and in this forum, too. What I have not found so far are lists of current rock bands with...
  14. The Band
    I know I've read it somewhere before, but I forgot what I read and where I read it... So if it was here, please direct me to it, because I couldnt find it. I play in a few coverbands varying "folk" to Party band to a Caro Emerald coverband.. It's a question I hear regularly from guitarists...
  15. High School and College
    So it's senior year and I've been preparing to record audition tapes for the Grammy Jazz Ensemble by the Grammy Foundation (obviously) and the Jazz Band of America put on by Music For All. I'm also going through the process to audition for the TMEA all state jazz band. Are there any other jazz...
  16. Teaching
    Hi all, I just posted some instructional videos. Education people are talking about reverse teaching in schools, where students are introduced to a concept via video before they have a lesson on it. These videos were designed for my band students, but they might be useful for any beginner. I...
  17. High School and College
    The Symphonic One Band from L. V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas is performing the Midwest clinic in just over a week! We are the "Friday Night Band", playing at 5:30 on Friday night. Anyone who is in the Chicago area or is going to the Midwest Clinic is urged to join us for our...
  18. Playing Songs
    Hello all, For a high school jazz band audition, we are expected to play the transcribed solo on Four from George Bouchard's "Intermediate Jazz Improvisation." I'd love to be able to listen to the solo, so if any of you happen to own the book/disc, I'd be very thankful if somebody could send me...
  19. Recordings, Movies
    Listen to this beautiful performance of Stardust by Kenneth Tse. What beautiful playing. Please share your comments. Star_Dust.mp3
  20. Tips and Techniques
    I am part of the Bremerton high school Wind Ensemble in washington state and we have recently been accepted to attend a festival and perform at Carnegie Hall and Central Park in New York. Going to this trip requires a lot of money and I was wondering if anybody has any fundraising advice, tips...
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