My name is Marisa Spevak. I've marched Colts in 2011 and Phantom Regiment in 2012 and 2013. I play in the front ensemble and I love band. Teaching band. Writing for band. Playing band. Watching band. Music is how I stay happy.
In a way, they kinda let you choose by just seeing where everyone goes to start off with. And then naturally you kinda rotate around (cause at auditions there are usually more people than instruments, so you just go where a spot is open). Then about half way through the camp after your strengths and weaknesses are assessed they place you where they’d like to see you! So ultimately it’s their choice. They do what’s best for the ensemble.
Oh haha sorry, ive just never really heard it explained that way before. I cant say im entirely caught up, but i can tell you that the outter mallets should rest on your ring finger but not so much on a knuckle.. I dont have a pair of mallets with me right now otherwise id try out what you’re saying lol
What do you mean?
Hey :) Well you did say this happens when you play “fast stuff,” so that probably just means you haven’t played it enough slowly. Take time to turn down the met and really figure out how to rotate your hand cause you’re probably not achieving that rotation as much as you think you are. Also, relax your shoulders :) Sounds strange but it always helps my technique when I tense up playing fast stuff.
Hope this helps! :)
Do you just ever love a person so much
But not in a sexual/romantic way
You just love them so much it’s not even a friendship
It’s like they’re your sibling or a platonic soul mate
You don’t want to make out with them or do sexual things
You just want to keep them close to you and protect them and be their friend for life
Yeah :) Good luck!!
Well, I don’t see much need for them to be honestly. Nobody brings them lol I’d prefer they didn’t. I like to just focus on my audition and playing well.
I loved being at Phantom! I played vibes :) It’s a great corps and everyone is simply amazing.