Friday, February 14, 2014

Clarinet Royalty

Here is Ms. Flanagan and Greg Raden Mr. Raden is the principal (1st chair) clarinet player in the Dallas Symphony. By the way, that's not a gang sign, they are saying "V" for Vandoren reeds. 

Reed cases

On the left we have oboe reed cases and on the right we have a bassoon reed case. Weird. 

The Molcajete

This is the molcajete. It is the greatest food item ever. Beef, chicken, cactus, onions and awesome sauce.  All baked in a lava rock bowl. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Why does this even exist?

Brand new Saxophone and Clarinet swag

Here is some brand new saxophone and clarinet technology. Direct from France. 

Wands everywhere

It's like Ollivander's for band directors 

Convention Floor

There are hundreds of exhibitors at the convention. Everything from instruments to music to tasty treats. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mini Angry Bill

I'm mini Angry Bill, a portable version of the Hedrick Band mascot.  I will be going to the TMEA convention tomorrow for 3 days of band-tastic fun.  Make sure you check back on the website often to follow my adventures.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Honors Band Solo Contest

Great job at solo contest today!!!!
40+ students received the highest rating possible, and 2 students were chosen as outstanding soloist of the day. You'll have to wait until Monday to know who they are.