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Update from Block 2 Week 2

I just wanted to give a small update about what I'm up to right now at school.

A week from Tuesday, I'll be performing in a master class put on by members of the American Brass Quintet. That's 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. I'll be performing Morceau Symphonique on trombone.

Last night, I performed for the first time on campus with the CC jazz combo. After a short rehearsal on Tuesday evening, I felt prepared enough to join them for their 9:00pm concert on Friday night for parents' weekend, on piano (throwing in trombone and trumpet as necessary!)

I'm currently in 7 adjunct classes, despite there being a limit of 3 per semester:

  • Voice lessons
  • Trombone lessons
  • Conducting class
  • Concert Band (euphonium; also stage manager)
  • Orchestra (trumpet, trombone)
  • Tiger Jazz (bass trombone)
  • Chamber Choir (bass I)

In addition, I'm participating in:

  • Opera Scenes

A performance of several scenes from Not Since Nineveh, Finishing School, Gypsy Baron, and The Bartered Bride Costumed, staged, with props, and my first experience with opera

  • CC Jazz Combo

Very laid-back, playing original songs that the members have written as well as reading from the real book.

I'd say I'm getting some mileage in on music.

I did not win the CCSGA election and managed to scoop up only 18 votes (less than 4% of the vote) but I think I probably have enough going on as it is.

I'll post about more upcoming performances as they come closer. For now, wish me luck!

By Daniel, on October 8, 2017, 2:31 am