Sunday, January 3, 2010

Easter Gig

Yay! I got called back for my Easter Gig at St. Paul's Luthern Church.
I get to work with:
Jason Nagata [tpt]
Daniel Pellegrino [best friend, tpt]
Rachel Trumbore [best friend!, tbn]
and Miss Wolf Robb [Organ]

Organs are so amazing, you have like three keyboards, then you have a keyboard by your feet that are bass notes. AMAZING. Must be so hard to play!

We've been making plans

to stay at a hotel for three days and two night for All Southern Honor band... I think it's like Jan 22nd or Feb 22nd-24th or something.
The practices are being held at CSULB, which is pretty awesome because I was thinking of going there for college.
The practices are extremely long too, 9 AM till 5 PM. So I'll be leaivng the house at like 6 AM or so. crazy!

I'm excited.

Friday, November 27, 2009


So two days ago I got a new Trombone!
YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS -new trombone dance-
It's a Shire Pro Select model, which means it's some of the highest quality parts of a trombone put together!
Shires also handmake their horns, they have the best quality horns EVER!

I'm still using my Bach 42BL for marching season though! My beautiful babies ^^

Anyways sorry for not updating, been way too busy with Section leadering, which turned out to not only be extremely stressful but extremely rewarding. [of course it's the delayed gratification type]

I am now a member of the Young Artists Symphony, they're pretty cool. I think I'd want to be in CYO... But too late now I guess? Either way...

I'm trying to think less about things that will not help me acheive my goals, like negative thoughts. Productivity is the key to my success, I'm learning a lot!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kaelyn strikes again

At our end of the year concert this year
I received an award for Most Outstanding Sophomore Musician :D

Our Trombone skit, Super Mario Bros, was super successful!
working on finding a clip.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall was absolutly amazing.
The hall in itself was gorgeous.
It was huge, and stretched three levels high, with a gift shop somewhere in between.

the red velvet seats streched far back, filled not quite to the brim with people. After all, it's not like we're Boston symphony or LA philharmonic or anything.

I remember looking up and seeing at the very top the Gold design all along the top of the ceiling...
So beautiful.

And the sound...

it was so resonant. The hall made the sound carry for almost two full seconds after we ended.
I remember after our soundcheck, laughing because of the reverb.
It was amazing, and so surreal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Upcoming concerts!

Monday, March 30th Festival concert #2 , free admission

Poway Festival, April 1st, 2nd

CARNEGIE HALL, April 5-9th

Easter brass performance, st. paul's lutheran church, TBD

I'm sure I'm missing some .___.

My dream

has always been to read music in color.
think, we could erase half of tempo markings that convey moods if we put it in color.

and colors are natural producers of feelings,
when you see blue, you feel calm or sad.
Red, rage, passion.
yellow, happy.

if we put these notes in colors, it would be a lot easier to understand what mood the composer is trying to convey.

But alas,
it is not eco-friendly.