The band I play in

The band I play in

I play saxophone in the Charlottesville Municipal Band, specifically tenor saxophone.  I found the band after moving to Charlottesville in 2006.  I waited until January of 2007 to join though as I didn’t get settled in at my job until late October and it’s always easier to join a group right after a concert.  So we attended the 2006 Holiday Concert and in 2007 I became a member. There are almost 90 people in the band but overall I find the instrumentation quite well balanced.  We have a decent rhythm section, and I believe as many as 5 tuba/euphonium players.  The sax section seems to hover around the size it should be. If we are short saxes then there’s a clarinetist or two who can help us out, and if we have too many, we can send them...

Week Two

Week Two

I’m trying to make at least weekly updates here… Things I’m hearing that I’ve honestly never considered hearing before: The electronic door lock at work beeps when I open it with my ‘wand’ The keys I wear around my neck at work clink as I walk My boss swishes as he walks across the room towards me (nice to have a warning!) I can hear myself huffing and puffing as I hike up a steep hill Walking on a gravel path sounds like someone chomping on nachos inside my head Piccolos in Stars and Stripes Forever (but not much else of that song comes in clearly!) A coworker eating chips out of a bag in the next cube (I heard the bag) My car beeps about 6 times when I turn it on (I think I knew this, but had forgotten) Someone’s cell...

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