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Friday, November 19, 2010

Making Mind-Crushing Despair...Music

Handbell choir.

The one I'm in sucks. 

Handbells: they only want to be touched a certain way.
I could blame it on the players.  I could talk about how despite the fact that all but two of us are music majors (the two that aren't are two of the best ones in it, actually), people refuse to count and for some reason, can't seem to play eighth notes.  Or even quarter notes on the right beat sometimes.

Despite how we make it sound,
this is not what's happening to our music on a regular basis.
If I didn't want to go into that, I could talk about how our director has more fun yelling "you sound like you're playing this for the first time!" than telling us how to fix it, or how he sings along with the music while we're playing but does it WRONG and messes everyone up.

If I wanted, I could go into how no one is inspired to do well and the few people that work hard are so fed up that they've given up completely.

This is what it looks like when someone goes over the edge. 
It's not pretty.
One way or the other, it all comes down to this: we're so bad that when we had our concert, we all begged our friends and family NOT to come.

Then I found out that our director had told other music professors not to come.

That's how bad we are.

And now he wants us to play several pieces for a classical music radio station, which apparantly a gazillion people listen to at any given time. 

I've had enough.

Next semester, if we don't have a new director, new policies, or a small ensemble (or preferably all three), I'm done.

If not, I might have to do something drastic.  (See "throwing" picture above, and insert deserving victim to be the target.)

I'll let you know how it all goes.

pictures found using Google Images and edited as needed


Annah said...

That does suck... SORRY :(

On another note your pictures were hilarious. I love that stupid kittie.

natalie said...

Awww man, that definitely does not sound very fun, haha. :P It reminds me of when I did band back in middle school. We got a new director who was absolutely terrible, and we pretty much sucked. Our concert was the worst thing ever. And I ended up quitting after that year. :P

Sandra said...

I'm laughing, but honestly I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the concept of "handbell choir"....ok, I'm still laughing...forgive me!

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm sorry :(

That kitty picture is seriously cracking me up though.

beth said...

oh no....but you did make me laugh !

i remember our bell choir when i was in 8th grade confirmation...and we were pretty bad, too.....but when you're a kid, nobody really says anything....