This Weekend Open Thread is a Big Ol’ Band Nerd

If all goes well, I’ll be in an ensemble for the first time since college.

I played the flute from fourth grade through college. I marched piccolo at the University of Georgia, playing in front of 90,000 people every weekend and even getting to go to China to perform. Suffice to say, “band geek” was part of my identity for a long time. But I haven’t touched my flute since I graduated, and lately I’ve missed it.

So I decided to give the Classical Fusion Chamber Ensemble a try. My first rehearsal is tonight. Exciting! And scary! But mostly exciting!

What are you up to this weekend?

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7 thoughts on “This Weekend Open Thread is a Big Ol’ Band Nerd”

  1. Woohoo! Can’t wait to hear about it. I played with a community college orchestra for a while, but they were so small and not very good, so I quit.

    Weekend plans theoretically involve a concert, winery, and birthday party. I’m glad I have Monday off to sit around and do nothing.

  2. Flute and picc players unite! Do you have a favorite piece? I can still play most of Brun’s “Romance” from memory, it’s a great way to soothe the nerves.

    I’m going for fancy tea with my college roommate this weekend. We only get to see each other a couple times a year, so it’s best to celebrate with finger sandwiches!

    1. I too was a long time flute player! My undergrad is actually in flute performance but then I decided that I kind of hate a lot of parts of flute culture and didn’t want to play in an orchestra (or more realistically, play weddings forever in order to make money). I do miss playing a lot though!

  3. Good luck! Sounds super awesome!

    I’m going to try and have a relatively quiet weekend – I’m rather in need of one. I am, as is usual though, going to do some baking. We’re rather low on muffins at the moment.

    At this moment, however, I’m enjoying lebkuchen and ohmygosh, they’re one of my favourite parts of the winter months.

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