Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Horn...The Horn...

The Horn is Forlorn!

Michael went to "band night" last night - its a night where the band director from the middle school talks to the kids about band and the kids get a chance to try out some instruments, and the band director and the student make a choice of what they think the best fit is. The director also uses this to make sure he doesn't get 95 clarinets and 2 trumpets.

So, Michael tried out some wind mouthpieces and brass mouthpieces and even some of the percussion. In the end, the mouthpiece for the French Horn was really a great fit for the shape of his mouth. The director even let Michael play his PERSONAL French Horn, after many warnings about the value of the instrument, and the sound was good

So, next year for Michael, we'll be hearing the deep honking sounds of the French Horn. But, with only a few in the band, its certainly an opportunity for him to get some specialized attention instead of being in a sea of clarinets or trumpets!

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