Forgot to practice a new piece of music and the chair next to you said they practiced so you try to follow them but it turns out they don’t know what they’re doing and when you try to ignore them and play it without listening to them and you get it right but then the band director thinks you were the one doing it wrong and they were doing it right when it was actually vise-versa.
WELL IT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY AND I’M STILL PRETTY PISSED ABOUT IT MAN.
Well, that was the case with my class. From the beginning to very recently, my band did not give a shit about their instruments, the music, or even each other. It was really terrible. The way we played and cooperated with our director was even worse and it was like we were all stuck in a rut for most of the school year. But you know what made us care about what we were doing? MPA. The entire revelation moment of our band revolved around this thing. Nobody cared at first, they thought it would be just fine. Playing like how we play in the band room, which is terribly by the way. Even before we got on stage, no one gave a crap. But oh boy, how it all changed when we got on stage. We had people watching us, the lights were hot and every little movement could be heard through the wooden floor. Then, that’s when I knew that we would change. Everyone sudden became one as a group. Sorta like a military and blended together. It was amazing. And in sight reading we did fantastic. And even my director Ms. Lowe cried when the sight reading judge told us how good we did and that we deserve a superior. That night, we did. In both our performance and sight reading. Here it is.
And here’s a reaction photo.
But yeah long story short, if your having problems with your band give it a little time. And if you don’t think time will solve this do something about it. If you care enough you must know your band well. Everyone has potential.