And the band played on…

Last home football game.
Last marching band performance.
First of many new firsts are on the horizon.
Here’s to our Reedy Girl and all that is ahead! We are so proud of you!

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  1. Did she learn to play clarinet? At our high school, they give the double reeds a saxophone or clarinet to carry around but not necessary play (the kids refer to them as “fake-ophones” and “fake-inets”; my son is orchestra so not involved but we carpooled with a fake-ophone and he gave me the scoop).


    • She actually started on clarinet, and has played that in marching band. (Oboe in marching band = ouch) She can play clarinet, but doesn’t give it much of her time. She’s a double reed gal.


  2. I played oboe from 6th grade through 9th (then quit band). We started on oboe, so they had us play percussion during marching season. When I was in 7th grade there was an 8th grader who played the bells, so I got stuck with bass drum. Then when she went off to high school, the band director wouldn’t let me switch because I had experience. Ugh! Can you imagine being a middle school girl and having to carry around a big huge drum, when you’d much rather play the sweet tinkling bells? I hated it. Finally got to do it in 9th grade (at which point I envied those on the marimbas…)


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