Just one more day until the Texas All-State 4A Symphonic Band premiere’s Rio’s Convergence at TMEA.
Today’s rehearsal with the group went really well – very impressed with the brass players’ ability to endure a total of 7 hours of relentless chops distruction in one day. I didn’t exactly compose easy brass parts, however, did get some compliments from the musicians on ”having fun parts to play.” That made me feel good – I remember loathing certain music in high school due to the unbelievably boring and poorly constructed parts. I told many of the musicians on the way out that they need to suck down as many bananas as possible before tomorrow.
Yep, bananas are good for both monkeys and brass players!