Friday, September 11, 2009

Funeral is priority... (touchwood)

I'm not complaining... Funeral procession knowledge is essential for our band, cause it's our income (hush)... So it's part of the basic training process for our juniors... What can I do? Mr. Tan request so, then it's final... Funeral Marches are priority now, past-year competition songs can wait...

Apart from that, other progress, slow... Cymbals? Nowadays, I tend to wonder how the heck did I manage to train Seen Yee to play and compete within 3 months!! Now? Slow learners I have... I hope I can get through them.

Band is also slowly switching to concert mode. Hello Stephen's grip!!! Looking forward to hold 4 mallets again, haha. Not to mention, Chimes, after 7 months without playing you... Ah, and a chance to bond with the Timpani! Boy am I looking forward to this.

And of all, I found a very interesting book:

Talking about the author's journey from young adult to manhood in the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, "Not for the faint of Heart" is a biography of a SCV tenor drum alumni. Jeremy "Spike" Van Wert went from a disastrous rookie year to being the leader among his peers in one of the world's most successful Drum Corps.

Seeing this book makes me want to buy it. It takes you to a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a SCV member, bringing out the emotional roller coaster each member experiences into a book. Any individual who intends to be part of this organisation should add this book to their collection. I am still figuring out how to get it though XD...

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