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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One Man Band

Eric's instrument of choice is the trombone.  He's been playing since fifth grade.  When he played in the high school's marching band this fall however, he switched to baritone since his school doesn't use trombones in that band.  He had to learn fingering for the valves instead of slide placement.  He loved the experience and did a great job 

So why is he playing a tuba at the top of this post?  Apparently the school's freshman band is a little short in the tuba section, so his director said he wanted a trombonist to switch over.  Eric said he'd be willing to try and the director was thrilled.  It would be just through the end of the year, though.  He'll be in the symphonic band next year, so he'll be reunited with his trombone then.  I mean you can't give up your true love, right?   


Polly said...

That is an awesome picture of Eric in his band uniform. He's got to be mighty talented to be able to switch instruments like that!!!That's awesome.

Meredith said...

One talented guy - my sentiments exactly! I also agree - cool pics of Eric in action.

HMStammler said...

Since I am not musically inclined, I think that is super fantstic; WOW!! Way to go Eric!!