The flute is probably one of the most beautiful sounding instruments. If you think the flute sounds annoying, you’re probably not playing it right.
This is how I show high school marching band spirit as an alumni.
(Hadyn’s sort of like my brother from another mother.)
This was one of my senior pictures that I didn’t choose for wallets but I REALLY wish I did. It’s finally up as one of the samples on the studio’s website, so that’s exciting.
because when am I EVER going to find another chance to play my flute and be judged in something like this??
But no, just submitting pictures and modeling clothes.
Well, I think he needs his ears checked if he honestly thinks that. There are NO instruments that can compete with the beautiful sound of the flute. Possibly the wooden flutes sound better…no, they just do…
But not the glass piccolo. The piccolo is adorable, but nowhere near beautiful like the flute.
This is what Alex got me. I have the top design, “Blue Delft.”
Only, mine doesn’t have that weird blurry thing on it.
I kind of really wish I had one of the bottom two or Carolina..but oh well. lol
My sister’s just going to have to deal with listening to me playing my flute for an hour or two.
My picture session went AWESOME!!! I can’t wait to show you guys the results!! :)
AND, I had to give my photographer a ride back to his house afterwards, and it was the first time I’ve ever driven without my dad in the car, and it went smoothly! :D
I would hands down be playing “Lilium” from Elfen Lied on my flute.
I played it just now, and for how many weeks I’ve gone without ever practicing any of the songs in my folder, I did pretty amazing.
And, I don’t know what happened, but my tone sounded 100% better compared to the way it was when I was in high school (I make it sound like it was forever ago lol).
I guess I just play way better when I want to and I’m happy and it’s something I want to play and stuff.
She’s a trumpet player, though. Go figure.
Last year at the end of the year, the girl that played piccolo was a senior and she left for graduation. I eagerly jumped on the opportunity to ask my band director if I could play the piccolo for the 2011-2012 school year, and he didn’t seem to have a problem with it, yet he stalled to actually give me the piccolo to start practicing even after we has received our marching music to practice for band camp last summer.
Eventually up crept the time for us to play in the Swing Out parade for the 2011 seniors and the Memorial Day Parade, so I asked my band director each time if I’d be able to play the piccolo in the parade, and he said I’d have to wait because I’d need more practice and there wasn’t enough time…but I would have had it down if he would have given me the piccolo that last time I brought it up. Soon came the 4th of July Parade time and we had to come to the school the 3 days before to be able to practice and teach the new-comers what to do. I asked my band director yet again, and got the same response. Seriously, by the time I got the damn thing, I had it down in a matter of a couple days. He finally gave me the piccolo after the actual parade and I practiced it all summer and had the songs down and memorized by band camp.
Yesterday was Swing Out for my class, and before it started we had some time to kill so my friend and I went to the band room to say hi to our band director and give him some last-minute senior pictures. Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw one of the freshmen from my section walking around with a piccolo, but I ignored it. Time came for the parade to start so my friend and I went out with everyone else and got near the front of the line (for those know don’t know swing out, all the senior class walks in a line holding a long rope that signifies our unity as a class and yay and stuff) and sure enough when the band gets in front of us to start, the freshman really was holding a piccolo! What the heck, Mr Ehardt! Why is it that you’re letting her play the piccolo in the parade when you stalled to give me mine until after the 4th of July Parade?! Talk about unfairness. She wasn’t playing the the octave above the flutes though, so it wasn’t too bad.
I plan to come back for all the parades that I wasn’t able to play piccolo in last year, so I just hope nobody will think that’s obnoxious…because a few seniors always come back for stuff like that…but who knows.
I’m really kind of jealous that the freshman will get to start the piccolo her sophomore year. Just thinking about how amazing I would have been at it my senior year if I had been playing it for 3 years…oh my gosh. But, it would have made me seem like an ass if I tried getting it my second year in high school. My freshman year, the section leader was a senior and she had the piccolo. My sophomore year, I had a shot at auditioning for piccolo, and although there were 4 of us auditioning, all but the senior actually showed up because the rest of us realized how stupid of us it would be to try taking such a sweet opportunity from the senior. In my flute section, it’s always been that way (until this year). Beginning of the year, we take chair tests and we get our chairs. We don’t challenge up unless the person in front is either an underclassman or the upperclassman gives us complete permission. We all just have always respected those older than us, so naturally, if there’s a sophomore and a senior that want to try out for piccolo, the sophomore would back down and just try again a different year. So anyways, last year the senior was a bitch but she was still a senior so we all gladly let her have it anyways. Nobody wanted it but me for my senior year so it wasn’t really a fight or anything. For the next school year, the upcoming senior decided she was too dedicated to her flute, the upcoming juniors weren’t really interested, so it was just the upcoming sophmores to fight for it…but it’ll still feel weird thinking that it won’t be the senior that has it…since it’s almost tradition.
Sorry for not having a page break, it wasn’t working because my laptop is lame.