TO ALL HORNISTS WHO SEND ASKS ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR UPPER REGISTER
This looks really silly but you can strengthen your aperture by doing this for 1 minute-a minute & 30 seconds every day before you practice. I’ve been doing this for a couple of weeks since one of my techs showed it to me and it’s already helping considerably.
Anonymous said: what my band does is a super tight french braid. then when putting the shako on we just tuck the tails into the braid
When you see it…
talk dirty to me
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tough-taters said: In response to the hair/shako question, I would advise a really high braid and then looping it in on itself and bobby-pinning it flat. Like a braid bun. As someone with ALOT of hair this really works. Don't forget the hairspray!
Oooh yes I’ve seen a lot of people do this!
Anonymous said: would you agree that there always seems to be a lot of misogyny within percussion sections because way too many people still have the "percussion is for boys" mentality? i wanna talk about this a lot because it is a HUGE problem but i have no idea where to start
YES definitely. Misogyny is an issue in all areas of music but that mentality is even worse for percussionists. I played percussion as an elementary schooler and I felt so out of place. I’d hear so many misogynistic things from boys which is really upsetting to see at such a young age. :-(
Anonymous said: Hi! Do you have any tricks on getting a TON of hair to fit into a shako? Every time I do a bun it pushes on the top and my shako almost falls off.
I’ve seen a lot of people do a bun at the very center of the top of their head but I don’t know for sure what works because 1. I have short hair 2. I’ve only ever worn an aussie
Anonymous said: There's a band in SoCal that place really high in scsboa championships that doesn't have a drum major. I think their usually 4A or 5A size. But idk what the high school was called
Oh wow that’s pretty cool!!
Anonymous said: Have you heard of marching band with no drum major?
The visiting band on Friday night at a football game didn’t have a drum major. I think it’s a sort of common thing for smaller bands.
Anonymous said: do other bands not keep water bottles strapped on their waist all the time? our band does and i have to say it's the most convenient thing in the world and all bands should invest in them
My band has water jugs on the front sideline but I bet some others do the water bottle thing