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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?

By [E] Liza

PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind.

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

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!

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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