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UUGH fine. [23 Nov 2007|11:08am]

[ mood | cold ]

Kevin Longwill
Charlie Kuhns
Chris Gargulio

I think that's it.  i didn't go, so i'm not really in the loop.

Kevin Longwill (3rd chair)
Charlie Kuhns (1st- Alto Clarinet)
Me- Lindsey Falbo  (1st)
Anthony Martino (4th)
Chris Gargulio... (7th?)
Spencer Lambert (4th ??)
Luke Patterson (2nd)
Josh Helsley (4th)
Ben Cossitor (2nd)
Turc (on Euphonium 3rd) 

EDIT (Because Lindsey Can't remember anything):
Shirff (i think i spelled her name wrong again): Hawrn

i'm probably forgetting someone....i'm sorry if i am

now, be happy, it's posted.

And, the percussion section this year is pissing me off more than usual.  "Whats Vivace?"  fuck you.


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[18 Nov 2007|01:00pm]

You band members have been doing a horrible job on keeping this community alive...

I ask that you atleast keep up the tradition of posting who all makes it the festivals this year, as that's just something good to do so those people can receive some praise.

Right now, District Band and IUP Honor Band are being decided, so you should let us know. Orchestra would be good too, but they don't audition for Districts, so I don't know if that's necessary.

So anyone, please try to keep this community alive and let us all know who made what these days. I've only heard 1 or 2 names for IUP Honor Band (and those people have my condolences... biggest waste of time band I've ever done) and I want to hear everyone else.
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[05 Sep 2007|08:43am]

Hey guys! Just wondering...Who's all planning on doing alumni this year? :) See you all there hopefully!

Erica '06
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[04 Sep 2007|10:40pm]

Just your friendly neighborhood Band Alumni Tim,

I know for alumni band that there is traditionally band football earlier in the afternoon. I would guess somewhere around twelve or one. I can only speak for me, but i would like to come back and play some good old fashion band football. So if the coordinator/s could get back to me on when band football is, that would be awesome. Until then, i got my eyes on you guys, you sneaky band people!!!!
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[20 Jul 2007|08:36am]

[ mood | cranky ]

okay....questions! meet the lions....thats during the second week of band camp, right??? like...that wednesday or thursday...then the baker mansion concert...isnt it always the sunday before school starts??? my boss is being a jerk and basically demanding to know what days i can work throughout all of august and i think besides band camp itself, those are our only august events...but i'm not sure???

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drum majors [16 Jun 2007|07:16am]

i'd just like to let everyone know about drum major results...

Head Drum Major- Marissa Delozier
Assistant Drum Major- Sami Cessna (thats me)
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yay for WE! [22 May 2007|06:03pm]

[ mood | content ]

hokay, so, this thursday W.E. is performing their first and final concert for the 2006-2007 school year.


we're playing
Windsprints- A nice little ditty that was obviously written by a woodwind player. No offense to woodwinds, it just has a lot of quick runs....like Diarrhea. 
Pavanne for a Dead Puppy--I mean- Princess.  It's cute and I have a solo.  eat it.

American Salute-  YAY AMERICA AND JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME!  Mr. D always has to play a song that is seeping with American paraphernalia.

October-  If you hate this song, I WILL KILL.  It's beautiful.

William Tell-- totally cute.

it should be good.

So, uhh, go!

I think it's at 7 or 7:30.  

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[08 Apr 2007|10:21pm]

Alright, since I'm very behind, here's the people who have qualified and WILL be moving on to State Band:
Kevin Longwill - Percussion
Jeremy Hetrick - Trumpet

However, in addition to those two, these two qualified for state band, but are already attending state orchestra:
Richard Ebersole - Bari Sax (will be attending Orchestra on Clarinet)
Lindsey Falbo - French Horn

In other news, the Adv. Jazz Band is competing this Saturday in a PMEA festival (I think?) at State College. It's a competition, so obviously, we want to do well. The three songs we will be performing are "Cruisin' for a Bluesin'", "Night Flight", and "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square". I probably messed up the spelling on the last one, which is a vocal. We also have our Jazz Band concert on April 26, with a Senior Citizens Dance on the 27.

May, there will be concerts every thursday the whole month. I think the order is Orchestra, Concert Band, Chorus, and Wind Ensemble, though I could be VERY wrong, so don't take me on that. I only know taht Wind Ensemble goes on the last thursday, which is the 24 I believe, since the 31st is the day before prom, and it will be over before then.

So, schedule is thus:
April 14 - Adv. Jazz Band competes at State College
April 26 - Jazz Band concerts
April 27 - Senior Citizens Dance
May 3 - concert (Orchestra I think)
May 10 - concert (Chorus I think)
May 17 - concert (Concert Band I think)
May 24 - Wind Ensemble concert

As for the Band trip, I didn't list that because frankly, I forget when it is... Sorry :)

I know noone uses this livejournal like they used to, but as Dan and I are graduating this year, I felt it may be good to find new moderators for the board. Kristin, being the general overlord (haha) of this journal will, of course, have to approve it. So, we're looking for those from the class of '08 or class of '09 to take over the duties of maintaining this journal. I doubt anyone from the class of '10 knows about this, and besides, they'd be sophmores, so forget that. If interested in modding this board and continuing it to grow, please comment this entry.

Hope everyone is having a good last MP of the school year, or last few weeks of college for graduates :)
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[18 Mar 2007|12:31pm]

Not sure if someone else has posted it or not, but I figured I better post it just in case...

Those advancing to states so far are...

State Vocal Jazz:
Amber Mallow

State Orchestra:
Jess Rabuck - Cello
Richard Ebersole - Clarinet
Lindsey Falbo - French Horn

State Band people will be known after the regional band festival is over... (March 21-24).
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Howdy [04 Mar 2007|12:20am]

Good luck to all the people going to Regional Band in a week or two ( i reall have no idea.) But this is to every band member that has second period band. As most of you have heard, County Band was as good as another Steven Seagal movie. And i know Mr. D openly admitted different comments about his displeasure with county band. IF anyone would care to share what he said, that is in second period band, or just heard him say random things, you know what to do. Go to the bottom right hand corner, and write a comment. KThanks

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This May Seem Like A Wierd Question [04 Feb 2007|10:26pm]

I knwo this community is designated to Altoona Area High School Band info, but I was just curious to all you Seniors, do any of you know/remember Chris Gallagher???  He went to your middle school??? He was like that really smart Rooman Catholic kid who did acting....
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Wow [27 Jan 2007|12:56pm]

Holy Freaking wow, Congrats to EVERYONE that was in the concert. Usually i am not one for listening to the orchestra. But you guys amazed me beyond my wildest dreams. I send out my good luck to the peopkle that have progressed to Regionals. I wish you guys luck with your future performances.

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Good Luck [22 Jan 2007|09:15pm]

Good Luck to all of the band people that are involved with District Orchestra this week. I wish you guys luck, and hope you guys do a fantastic Job.

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Old Guy checking in! [05 Jan 2007|12:21pm]

Well, hi!  Had a few moments, thought I'd finally post.

I'm betting I'm the oldest guy on here (Unless Drew's lurking on LJ somewhere.)

Shawn, Class of '88, Baritone/Euphonium.  Some of you might have met me on one of the last two alum nights - I'm the guy that graduated with Drew and was involved in THAT incident when he and I were seniors (I'm sure most of you have heard about it.)

Anyhow, I'm here, I'm lurking, hope everyone's having fun.

In harmony,
Shawn (Who remembers when the underclassmen weren't allowed on the Senior bus unless they were cool - but then, by the time I was in senior, I wasn't even in band...yeah, THAT incident. :)
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Ok [03 Jan 2007|11:55pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]

Disclaimer: This is not aimed towards anyone that was in the back of the bus except whitfield and wagner, and the litte ..... who was throwing bottles.

So, Sophmores? Juniors? where the .... do you get off throwing .... at SENIORS in the back of the bus. Grow the .... up. It dosent take much to .... me off, and im normally easy to get along with, but dont .... with me. To Whitfield, if i wanted to have hit you with a bottle, you would have had a black eye. Stay away from me, and i will stay away from you.
And Wagner, put your hand around my neck again, and you ever get me to the point i was at again tonight, all the bones in your hand will be broken.
And to the bottle thrower, stay away from me, or atleast tell me who you are. I wont do anything to you, i just want to know where you get off doing .... like that.
Granted i might have been a ..... and out of line, and alittle ..... That is when you just leave me alone.

I give permission to the editors of the site if they do not find this suitable to erase this. Because it isnt necessarily complete because i dont feel like bring back old wounds.


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Nothing to do with anything... [07 Dec 2006|11:09pm]

Ok, so this game made me laugh and I thought I'd share.
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[20 Nov 2006|12:42am]

As promised, we have returned from Districts, and have the results for ALL but Clarinets, who weren't finished til we needed to leave to be home before 8. So, I have all results besides Clarinets. But, as Mr. D says, these aren't final, but most likely, they will be. If there's a change, I'll post it tomorrow, k?

Chris Garguilo
Luke Patterson

Liz Furrer
Ben Cossitor

Lindsey Falbo
Ashley Leiden
Christina Schirf

Jeremy Hetrick

Eric Turcovski

Ryan Hindinger

Kevin Longwill

Alto Sax: 
Dan Lersch

Bari Sax: 
Richard Ebersole 

Melanie Smith (I totally didn't miss this!)

I may have missed someone, but I'm pretty sure I got these all... Congratz to all who made it! kthxbye!
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in addition to mosers post.. [09 Nov 2006|11:14am]

silly sily moser..you forgot to mention that district jazz auds. are november 28th...and since you forgot, i'll post who goes on :) hahaha

so no vets day parade is kinda nice...except a parade doesnt last from 7:30am-7:30pm...so yea, band kids saturdays are shot...if we win this we will play harrisburg away next weekend...i'm pretty sure we will win (ugh) since we beat bishop mcdevitt pretty bad during the regular season...but play offs will stop the following week....we wont beat harrisburg unles its by an act of God...so yeah...i'm out now...

OH...my grandpa sent me this video..its called percussion hip-hop...its pretty interesting...check it out if you'd like :)

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[06 Nov 2006|12:35am]

As I sit here, not wishing to start my homework, I decided to update the band news...

First, Senior night for football has come and gone. Our senior song was Scream Machine. However, football season is NOT over, as Altoona made the playoffs, and our next game is this coming saturday at 1 PM at Central Dauphin Middle School... So, no Veteran's day parade (yay), but a nice 2 and 1/2 to 3 hour bus ride, a game, and then back... yeah, bye bye saturday.

In other news, the Bandarama concert went very well, atleast in my opinion. For any of the graduating class that didn't get to hear it, I will upload some songs from it if people tell me how, k?

Anyway, as of now, there will be no holiday jazz concert this year, but instead, a community dance to replace it.

IUP Honor Band tryouts were today, and the following people have placed for it:
Richard Ebersole
Ben Cossiter
Lindsey Falbo
Kevin Longwill
Jeremy Hetrick
as well as myself

The final bit of news is that District Band tryouts will be on the 19th of November, and I'll post results of that when it gets there...

so yeah... hope everyone's having a nice November so far?
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