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Anybody else listening to their child's new band instrument?(3 posts)

Anybody else listening to their child's new band instrument?OutWest
Sep 19, 2002 5:15 PM
My oldest son has just started playing the clarinet in the school band, he's actually playing my old school clarinet that I've kept and played for years. For a change I just set up my alto sax and let him try it out, I'm sitting here listening to him noodling away in the next room. Its pretty funny and kind of cool. At first it sounded like a flock of geese dying a long painful death but he is getting the hang of the thing already. I must be warped because it doesn't bug me at all, anybody else listening to the "music"?
Be glad you don't live across the street from the school.cory
Sep 20, 2002 7:36 AM
My kids are in high school and college now, but we lived across the street from their elementary school. They had some interest in music at that age. It was instantly extinguished in both when the teacher gave them the monster instruments--bass for my son, tuba for my daughter--because "you live close and you can get them home." Ooom-PA-PA and BWEEEROOOOOWWWW hour after hour...
My son's 22, and he still says when we bought that house, we deprived the world of a great flautist.
I felt bad for my parents...empacher6seat
Sep 20, 2002 2:25 PM
I played trombone from grades 6 though 8, then if things couldn't get worse, I started playing drums. Yikes! You can hear those puppies from down the street! I'm still playing (7 years later), but now I can lay down the funky beats like there's no tomorrow! =).
I also picked up the guitar in grade 9. Double yikes. Having a guitar and a drum set in the same house can only lead to one thing. A rock band. For some reason, a lot of people moved from our street during those couple of years...