[Dixielandjazz] Wonder what is wrong with music in Schools today ?
tcashwigg at aol.com
tcashwigg at aol.com
Fri Oct 21 09:38:59 PDT 2005
Ahaaa Bob: Obviously he envied no man either not even you . :))
Now If I could get that kid and Larry's kid in my band whoooeee they
would fit right in with all their peers of yesteryear.
They will probably grow up to be Wild Bill Davidsons or Bill Clintons
and boy will you and Larry be Sorry :))
Tom (no Buddy Rich) Wiggins
From: Bob Romans <cellblk7 at comcast.net>
To: Larry Walton Entertainment <larrys.bands at charter.net>;
tcashwigg at aol.com
Cc: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Sent: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 09:10:12 -0700
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Wonder what is wrong with music in Schools
Hi Larry...take away his mouthpiece! That's like putting Vaseline on
the bow of the smart-ass string player who keeps messing around...
My last year teaching band I had a jerky kid who transferred in from
NY-8th grade. He was a general pain in the ass before band
started...everyday! He wouldn't sit down, just wandered around talking
and disrupting the scene, when I would ask him nicely to sit down and
take out his trumpet, he told me F-you...in front of the whole
band...to get him to the office down the hall was almost
impossible.."Don't touch me", F-you, over and over...one inch steps to
the office...in 35 years of teaching I never had a problem like that,
then my last two months this kid appears! The vice-principle wouldn't
do ANYTHING!!! I got out of teaching JUST barely before I murdered and
dismembered that kid! :~) (and a TRUMPET player yet!!!)
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Because I play trumpet, I envy no one.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Walton Entertainment"
<larrys.bands at charter.net>
To: <tcashwigg at aol.com>
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Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Wonder what is wrong with music in
Schools today ?
> As some of you know I teach band part time along with two other band
> directors in a private school run by a major denomination here in St.
> Louis. For the size of the school we have a large band program. 65
kids > in A band and 30 in B band. Not bad for a school of not quite
> This is how one kid can ruin a session for everyone. During my
rehearsal > the kids were generally talking a bit but could be quited
down but several > times when I would be talking to the group there was
one kid in the back > on Bari sax who continued playing. I asked him to
stop and went on. > Unfortunately so did he. I asked him to please
practice at home and not > on our time. He then argued that the bari
was too big to carry home. (I > played bari in Jr. High and took it on
the bus but that was the good old > days). He started playing again. I
told him if one more note came out > of that horn He was going to the
Principals office. He said he wouldn't > go. I told him that I would
start getting pretty crude because he didn't > seem to understand me.
Again he said no. I told him in no un certain > words to shut up again
he said No. I told him to go to the office. Again > he said no so I
brought the office to him and he was escorted out of the > class.
Personally, I think I gave him too many warnings but this was out > of
the blue with no reason. The truth is that he will be back in band >
faster than I will.
> Contrast this with an honor band that I am working with. The
rehearsals > go without a peep coming out of the kids. A lot of adult
bands can't do > that. The difference is that in the first case the
kids sign up for band > for a credit and a place to talk with their
friends there is no place to > send them if they aren't in band that
hour and the second is that the kids > will be asked to leave instantly
if they don't behave.
> Guess which band plays better?
> Money talks, the school wants that kids $7000 tuition so they don't
want > to make the parents unhappy so he will get to continue being in
band and > I'm sure that I haven't heard the last out of him. He will
come back to > class with a swagger showing me and the others that he
got away with it. > This is at a college prep school no less.
> I can't wait to see what happens next week.
> Larry Walton
> St. Louis
> tcashwigg at aol.com wrote:
>> I just lifted this post off another list for musicians:
>> I spared you guys my reply :))
>> Some of you that are retired need to give it up and go back and
teach >> them that is teaching your grandkids.
>> Tom I Dunno Squat cause I'm a drummer and not a real musician,
>> Thank Goodness I could have turned out to be a music teacher like
this >> one :)) And to think they give these folks Degrees and
credentials to >> teach others.
>> The Post I swear:
>> What's The Difference between Blues and Jazz?
>> I'm a teacher who is going through a chapter on music. We're moving
into >> music styles, like jazz and blues. what's the difference
between these 2 >> genres? They sound so similar to me. I would
appreciate any responses >> asap. Thanks.
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