My name is Marisa Spevak. I've marched Colts in 2011, Phantom Regiment in 2012 - 2013 and I am currently playing marimba for the Blue Devils in the 2014 season :) 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.
You can have a slight bend in them, it’s okay! It’s supposed to feel very natural. Hold you mallets down by your side with your arms totally relaxed, and then bring them up to the keyboard. That should be about how it should look!
Mine rest a taaad closer to the knuckle on my middle finger :)
Oh yes, always have your music with you! All the way up to finals day. And the standard interval is about a fifth :)
Why have I never noticed that the icon for the clock on the iPhone home screen changes with time?