Saturday, May 26, 2012

Horns A Plenty

Here it is, the rare non-clarinet post.  Last weekend, I dropped by The International Horn Symposium where they were attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most horns in an ensemble.  The goal was 1000 horns.  They estimated that there were actually closer to 600 people there but they did still break the record.

Horns of all shapes, sizes, and colors were present and spread throughout the three story student union on the campus of The University of North Texas.  It was LOUD! I took video with my phone it’s almost more than my poor phone can handle to play it back.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Fantastic Surprise

I just found out that I won a grant from Sigma Alpha Iota that will cover the entire cost of my trip to Lincoln, Nebraska this summer for ClarinetFest!  Not only do I really enjoy LOVE going to ClarinetFest, but I’ll also be playing a piece written for 44 contra clarinets.  This is going to be great.

SAI has also asked me to write an article about the experience for their quarterly journal, Pan Pipes.  It looks like I have a lot to look forward to!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We're playing Babar the Little Elephant with the Monroe Symphony today. I really enjoy playing children’s concerts because their enthusiasm is so refreshing.