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Do we have any Band Nerds here?


#1

We know the Virtual Choir Community is full of Choir Geeks but do we have any Band Nerds here?


#2

Yes, there are! I play trumpet in two community bands and one community orchestra in Rhode Island.


#3

Orchestra nerd here


#4

I am a percussionist and voice major, did drumline in high school and now i teach it.


#5

Another one here. I’m a Trombone performance major at Oberlin who likes to sing.


#6

Started Orchestra (cello), then moved to voice (Tenor), then was convinced to join the band! (Percussion, trumpet, trombone). Next step is to be up front as a conductor :smile:


#8

Principal Clarinetist so yeah, more of a band/orchestra nerd than a singer but I can find the pitch! :wink:


#9

I’m a bassoonist but used to be a brass band euphonium and baritone player many years ago.


#10

Yes! I play trumpet now for the last 13 years :smiley: ! Almost done my university bachelor of music program and currently playing in a community wind band this summer.


#11

Right here!! Currently working towards a Master’s in Flute Performance, but I also took three semesters of voice lessons in college, and I’ve been singing my entire life.


#12

Big band nerd here! I play flute and piccolo in two community bands and two orchestras, and most of my travel (since Middle School) has been with musical groups.


#13

Right here! I’m primarily a trumpet player, and I’ve been playing for around 10 years in different concert bands, jazz bands, our local marching band, and a nearby drum and bugle corps. I also have experience singing bass in a choir, thus I’m here. However, my focus lately has been on composing music for concert and marching bands, so that makes me extra nerdy, I suppose. :wink:


#14

i played trumpet for five years and then picked up horn and played that for four years. i’m not much of a singer (in my opinion) but i’m a huge fan of Eric’s so i had to try this out!


#15

Yes! Played for over 40 years. A Tenor Horn player currently on Bb Cornet in a Brass Band.


#16

Along with various choirs at times, regularly 2 community bands (1 horn 1 tuba), 2 orchestras (1 horn 1 tuba). And nearing completion of a BA Music. Unfortunately days are only 24 hours long and only 7 of them in a week.


#17

Band, orchestra, and ensemble. I play mostly percussion in these things.

  • High School Band: Xylophone, Recorder (which sounds AMAZINGLY HAUNTING when playing “Phantom of the Opera”), Guitar
  • College Marching Band: Cymbals, Orchestra Pit, Bass Drum 1
  • College Wind Ensemble: Percussion, Handbell Choir
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Jazz Band: Piano, Keyboard Bass

Also tried my hand at violin, bass (electric & upright), flute, lap harp, trumpet, and trombone (the last two were disastrous! :face_with_raised_eyebrow::laughing::grimacing::upside_down_face:

Also a choir nerd: Soprano 1/Descant, Soprano 2/Descant, Alto.

And a Music Theatre Nerd.


#18

Yes play classical piano. also play guitar - (strum it mostly!) and sing in choirs


#19

Concert band trombonist and percussionist here. I also do guitar in my school’s jazz band and keyboard in pit orchestra.


#20

Oregon State University Senior here in Percussion. Hopefully getting my Music degree this summer, Go Beavs! I was too afraid to join VC4 so I am glad I joined in finally! So excited to hear/see the final project! I love all the different modules of learning, earning badges, etc. I joined choir in high school because of a girl and was grateful for the opportunity to continue singing with the Oregon State University Meistersingers. Thanks all for a community where I feel I can belong.


#21

Definitely! I’ve always been in a choir, but I’m usually also in an orchestra (flute) and help sub for a few other woodwinds when needed. Lately I’ve been playing more in a band (playing guitar along with a bass, drums etc), which is super fun too! I have some moderate ability in a few other instruments too, but mostly they’re just for my own enjoyment.