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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:20 PM
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I just realized what a HUGE band geek I am
Miss Millie's thread had me looking up Jekyll and Hyde the musical songs since we did those those in high school for one of our field shows and I totally remembered some of the moves we had to do.

I am SUCH a band geek!
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:43 PM
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1. Hey, I was an orchestra nerd.
We got subjected to cruel and unusual punishment by playing the popular musicals & pop songs of the day.
"The Age of Aquarius"
"Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
"Love is Blue"
"A Summer Place"
"Hair"
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:47 PM
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7. you were in an orchestra and did pop songs?
your conductor not like Beethoven or Bach?

:wtf:
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:22 PM
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9. We did classical AND pop stuff.
Also, we did a school musical when I was in the ninth and tenth grade, so I discovered the joys of life in a black hole known as a pit orchestra (IT'S THE PITS!)

We did South Pacific and Oklahoma!

And did a damn good job, too.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:49 PM
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2. In the late 70's we were band fags.
The "fags" part had nothing to do with homosexuality, it was just the term. We were proud of it.

At the 10th year reunion, almost everyone who showed up was a "band fag". The entire class had been contacted with exactly the same invitation. We were the ones who showed up.

So much for the "popular" shitheads.

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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:59 PM
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3. Not band geek, but band weenie...
Not band geek, but band weenie. That's how we described ourselves... :)

Here I am, 20+ years later, and I still reminisce about the shows, f-b games, and competitions we'd go to.

Up until recently, PBS would regularly show the DCI Championships every year, and I always looked forward to watching it. PBS stopped running it recently though, but I still get a wee bit nostalgic when I'm driving past a HS in the early mornings between Aug and Nov and hear one marching band or another practicing.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:35 PM
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4. I don't think it was my thread, but hey
I was a band geek too.

Ever see the marching band that plays music by Yes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q4vIBSK0O0&feature=rela...

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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:46 PM
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5. it was the thread where you linked the "Someone Like You" song
it had the same name as one of the songs from Jekyll and so it triggered my flashback, lol.

I wish we had played rock songs. My band director always had us do stuff from musicals. The only plus from that was that it usually meant a band trip to NYC to see that year's chosen musical and hang out in the city.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:47 PM
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6. ah.. ok
yeah, that was my sappy earworm of the day song for yesterday.

I guess I'll have to come up w/ another for today.
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:49 PM
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8. Band camp -in August: Sweltering heat, aching feet, sunburned back-of-the-neck...it was wonderful.
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