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Old 01-30-2010, 02:33 PM
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While moving back to LA, driving on the freeway and almost rear ending someone because traffic on the 5 came to a sudden stop.

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"youre in the jungle baby, youre gonna die"
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I usually don't even get on here over the weekends but I wanted to share a song that really fits my mood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hgGj...eature=related

it is actually sung by paul thorne but this is a little blue guy singing it.
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This is Fantasia on the Dargason, the 4th movement from Holst 2nd Suite in F. It was the closing piece of our Marching Show my senior year of high school. Everytime I hear it, it takes me back to the VBODA (Virginia Band & Orchestra Director's Association) competition. It was the huge state-wide competition for all the marbles. My freshman year, we had gotten a "Good" from the judges. In case you're wondering, that's like getting a C-. Sure, you're not terrible, but you didn't really do that hot, either. The ratings are:
  • Superior
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor
Anyway, we had worked our tails off for the next 3yrs & had gotten "Excellent" my sophomore & junior years. As a section leader, I had spent coutless hours trying to get my Low Brass on point & it was finally time to see how all our work was going to pay off. When we stepped on the field that cold October night in Charlottesville, it seemed like time would alternate between coming to a dead stop & then flying faster than I thought possible. Before I realized it, we had finished our first 3 songs & were about to begin Dargason. Everything went perfectly. The freshman trombone player with two left feet I had spent the whole year coaching played every note spot on & was hitting the forms perfectly, never getting off step. The soloists were blowing their @$$es off & I had goosebumps from start to finish. When we marched off the field afterwards, I teared up. I knew it was the last time I'd ever march (VCU doesn't have a marching band). All the hot summers practicing on the black-top followed by frigid winter nights up in the tops of the stands trying to keep my mouthpiece from freezing to my lips...it was a lot to take in. Then the judges gave our scores to the MC & he announced over the PA system that we had recieved straight 1s (top mark) from all the judges & a perfect "Superior" rating. We were a Virginia State Honor Band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6xyISLtAOU

I still get misty when I think about it.

EDIT: The same goes for "Hey Jude" by the Beatles. We had incorporated it into Dargason (in place of the famous Baritone solo at 0:58), which was a huge shock to the judges & is part of the reason why we got such high marks for creativity & score:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD3ovfZXO5Q
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