Another milestone. My daughter just had her Kindergarten pre-screening today. I don’t remember doing that, but I don’t remember last week…
@lovedrummin wow, you guys are out early! Time is flying for us, too - but we still have 7 weeks.
FTR: Parks and Recreation is a very funny show.
@tykalina No problem! Glad to help. I’m planning on making some triangle beaters when I have some time!
Warm up before Sac Symphonic Winds (@ Baseline Studios) http://4sq.com/egT69V
No Sac Concert Band tonight for me I think. Sore throat & no sleep last night. :( #fb
I think parents can be addressed in a “pre-instr-selection-mtg” & just lay it out. they will see it in action by kid 2 #musedchat
@tubachic - where are you?
I think “girls having no issues” with those instruments is a recent development. decades ago, there would have been a stigma #musedchat
But I pushed to best meet my desired instrumentation with the best potential players on each instrument. #musedchat
I picked horn cause it was the only brass instrument my dad didn’t play… and ww’s are for girls. (haha) #musedchat
Just the fact that we aren’t saying “oh, no Johnny, flutes are for girls, here’s a drum” is enough to stop this in its tracks #musedchat
My boy flutists are generally quite strong. Makes you tough, being a boy named Sue, so to speak. #musedchat
My girl drummers are usually the best, and typically drool less. #musedchat
I’ve had boy flutists, girl tubists (married one, not a student!), girl trombonists, girl percussionists. Not = #’s, but close #musedchat
I think it is a cultural issue that is changing and will be all but gone after a few more retirements. #musedchat
I haven’t experienced this as an issue in instrumental groups in the past 12 years. #musedchat
I think it is a cultural issue that is changing and will be all but gone after a few more retirements.
I haven’t experienced this as an issue in instrumental groups in the past 12 years.
Hello folks. Looking forward to the conversation. #musedchat
Hey, my Q3 accessory pack finally arrived! Wow. 3 1/2 months on backorder. I’m sure it will be worth the wait?
Can’t sleep. #torture
It is safe to say that Spring Break has reached its completion.
Easter picnic in Loomis after our annual “pictures in the field” #fb
@Wrightstufmusic Frustrated by all of the commercials. Not much show, it seemed. I’ll reserve judgment on the content till I see pt 2.
@VampyrMonster you mean the first 10?
Watching the Fantastic Voyage with the girls (their choice). #Netflix (In the future, 60% of us will be riding golf carts in airports…)
I gotta tell you, these steaks are GOOD! #SrirachaHotChiliSauceMarinade
Getting set to fire up the BBQ for our Dr. Who nerd-party. #winning
@RickJamez Thanks for the recipe. I’ll give it a go. btw, nice profile picture. Makes you look like one of the villains from Superman.
@RickJamez We’ve got a Moka Pot, didn’t know that’s what it was (not sure where it came from). & never heard of Bustelo but will try it!
Peeling taters to make @JabaJule ‘s Easter potato salad. :P
@travisjweller Absolutely! The trade-off is well worth it. :)
That is a cool link. Mostly because I wasn’t aware all of those sites existed! Now I have to go check em out! RT @AndrewHitz: namechk.com/
Ahhhh, sipping homemade espresso….. I only wish I had the ability to make it as good as the pros.
AllPiano Heard someone on the radio this morning saying that Twitter can replace Google for searches. I know I get all my music news from Tweets.
@pianotyke common easy to use sites but with fewer options. (whoops didn’t mean to send the other half on BRMusic.. oh well.)
@saxymoni Thanks Monica!
Slight redesign of http://davidahrens.us/ - feedback?
Getting the attn of her capturd ladybugs - http://moby.to/hqbbtm
@DoremiGirl thanks! I forwarded the link to the choir director at my school.
@dr_motley_muse Welcome back! It won’t take long…
@StevenPaul11 I remember as a kid thinking I would get rich selling dehydrated water.
@DoremiGirl ok… downloading the latest version.
@DoremiGirl Maybe I have an old interface or something. I’m not seeing where to schedule… ?
Spring Break is really moving along quickly now. Thursday?! really? Back to grading, yard work, practicing, writing… #musedchat
Time for @SacramentoBrass Quintet rehearsal!
Just cut down tree no. 4 in the back yard! Why does it rain every time I get out the chain saw?
Getting some grading done! (@ Starbucks) http://4sq.com/fhy0k8
Watching “Day Break” on #Netflix. Excellent thriller/crime drama with a twist.
Starting an arrangement that may end up being for quintet or big band. Not sure yet.
@ericasipes Happy birthday!
Thirsty tree. - http://moby.to/lfng5w
Rehearsal in an hour. I really ought to put shoes on today. #SpringBreak
If anything, just having a clear perception of where we’ve been and how music education has progressed is helpful. #MusEdChat
Hello everyone. I definitely think that knowing more about the history of our art will help us to move it forward… #MusEdChat
Shhhhh! Don’t ruin it! RT @MariamMKobras: Isn’t it amazing how ALL civilizations in the Stargate universe talk English?
on my way to the @SacramentoBrass Quintet photo shoot in Old Sac.
@RickJameswife Glad to hear she’s all right. Sucks that it happened.
RT @BearRiverBands: Great performance today at the CSU East Bay Festival, BR Jazz Band! Have a super spring break.
@shellcat13 My new favorite thing to do: NOT watching a show for a few seasons, then running it thru on Netflix streaming in a week or 2.
@tubachic kids’ parents are calling to say snow is sticking in Grass Valley right now.
@tubachic btw, Bear River / Center track meet for today has been cancelled.
Thanks for the chat everyone. See y’all throughout the week! #MusEdChat
And I contend MUCH is learned through the music itself. It should be the primary reason for learning music. #MusEdChat
Certainly the “DOing” is the primary. But discuss historical background, biographical on composer, period as relates to art/lit #MusEdChat
We study the cultures of the music. Even without overtly doing so. Of course more study of the c. would enhance the performance #MusEdChat
Music is history, culture, math, science, language arts - English & foreign. #MusEdChat
Should we/Should performance ensembles be strictly performance based? We should, but music performance is inherently c-curricular #MusEdChat
My Jazz Band does a big 30’s/40’s era swing dance each year. We’ve talked about integrating w/ History/Dance/etc. but haven’t yet #MusEdChat
LimelightEd Quote of the week: “The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial.” ~Leonard Bernstein
@pianotyke $32 / person. Detailed email coming later today.
So true! RT @stonewing: High School Jazz Bands: All black with a solid color tie has completely jumped the shark.
Watching the first episode of season 1 of the Twilight Zone. #betweenthepitofmansfearsandthesummitofhisknowledge