just another day

I play an obscure instrument. I also play less obscure instruments. Music education major. Jersey Surf 2010-2012, 2014. I like band, and music in general. Also cats.
~ Wednesday, September 3 ~
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Finally, in my senior year of college, we’re talking about BAND in an academic setting.

I love Gettysburg, but the conservatory mindset (that I think is prevalent in all conservatories) just invalidates band in favor of orchestra and opera WHICH SUCKS WHEN YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT THAT IS NEITHER IN ORCHESTRA OR OPERA. Having faculty (unintentionally and contextually) insinuate that your genre of music and future profession is less academic or less worthy of discussion gets to you after a while. I understand it’s a newer genre, but still. Regular people don’t know what a euphonium is, please at least let my faculty recognize its validity.

Reading this single chapter on the history of instrumental music education and the band movement in America has made me so much more excited than most of my year of music history class.

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~ Tuesday, September 2 ~
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i’m sorry but i’m not ashamed to like shitty pop music

how the fuck am i supposed to dance around my room to bon iver 

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zippi44:

relitseleirda:

jellyphile:

cas-hellodean:

poeticdarkbeauty:

youngblackandvegan:

and that’s why you don’t go around fixing people

and that’s why you don’t give up pieces of yourself to make someone else whole

We do this more than we think. Sometimes we reject those who have helped us the most. Other times, we help those who allow their egos to hide their humilities.

someONE FUCKING MAKE THAT TEDDY BEAR HAPPY BEFORE I CHOKE BECAUSE I HAVE TEARS BRIMMING MY EYES HELP ME

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it may take time but there is someone waiting to hold your hand

My tears

Beautiful!

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Anonymous said: Are DCI guys (as a whole?) more respectful towards females than the rest of the male (non dci) population, would you say? Of course they have desires and stuff, but like do they have the personal values to respect women?

splantamello:

I’d like to think they do but that is a really hard generalization to make. Every guy is different, whether they march DCI or not. 

I’ve never felt any dci guys to be disrespectful- they treat especially those of us in more male-dominated sections in very much a sibling relationship, at least in my experience. That being said, the culture of drum corps is less “politically correct” than anywhere else I’ve ever been. I like it for the most part but sometimes people can be obnoxious. So if you’re offended by a friend telling you to “man up” or “stop being a bitch” then that’s the only thing I would be aware of. I just give whoever says things like that a look, but just take everything that’s said with a few grains of salt.


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Apparently going to Cancun over winter break WHAT I CANT HANDLE HOW EXCITED I AM


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justmarchingbandthings:

I may or may not be obsessed with edits.
-Emily

justmarchingbandthings:

I may or may not be obsessed with edits.
-Emily


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Buicks
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fyeahphantomregiment:

Buicks

© Phantom Regiment


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~ Monday, September 1 ~
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What if women had minstrel cycles instead of menstrual cycles? You’d just have a guy with a lute follow you around for a week every month and play you songs constantly?

-My boyfriend (via thecarrionlibrarian)

Dear god, that would be EVEN WORSE.

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