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    POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    I finally did it! After 4 years of practice and hard work, this past Saturday I did it!

    In Odessa, Texas (which by the way is a 6 hour drive from Ft. Worth), I traveled to take place in the most intense audition process in the nation: the Texas-All-State band process. Kids have been working on the same 3 pieces of music since mid-July, and all their hard work essentially comes down to one day.

    It was the most intense audition I'd even been in. After each person played, the top 7 or 8 players in the room would do the analysis, and rate their competition. The tension was thick indeed. Each major state contender hoping for the other to mess up and crumble, but few did. The months of repitition they had done prepared them well. I played each piece as I had the months before, and noted each articulation, dynamic change, and musical inflection. I took a deep breath and I was off.

    Finally the results came out. After months of practicing, I ended up 4th (which I personally think I was second, even though I bobbled some parts, my sound was way thicker than the people that beat me). 4th is high enough to advance me to the next level--- STATE!

    So now, in February, I will go to San Antonio and audition on 15 new pieces of music, for my placement in the all-state band!

    This is like winning the superbowl and going to the probowl, and hall of fame all in one year!

    Just wanted to tell all my fellow PPO-ers
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    Awesome job POTUS!
    Skol and Congrats!

    Just one more thing to add to that presidential resume...
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    lol..

    its on my plan of things to do before i become the potus
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    congratz on your accomplishments

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    Congrats man, Honor Band in Texas is a big deal.
    what instrument did you audition on?
    just remember, napkin down means seat's taken.

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    Congrats POTUS!!!!

    Pretty soon all the ladies will be flocking to you...just be ready!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    Great job man! I myself, back in the day (Well ok.. 2002)
    made all state band in pennsylvania on euphonium.. even landed first chair!
    It was exciting and a great experience.
    Good luck but most of all.. have fun with the time that you are there!

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    i play french horn..

    i'm the drum major.. i'm like the king band nerd

    that's what 2-3 hours a day of practicing will get you
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    Fantastic Work! I salute you, Mr. President!

    In all seriousness, I am really impressed. Competition in music is brutal. To be quite honest, I couldn't cut it myself. I intended to get a degree in composition a number of years back (I was also a decent first tenor in choir), and started to at one point, but bailed because composition basically leads to one of two directions: teaching or writing commercial jingles (with the very long-shot chance of actually becoming the resident composer for an orchestra or scoring movies). Either way I pussed out, and fortunately have discovered other things that I'm passionate about.

    But regardless of all that, I highly admire your commitment to your instrument (French Horn is one of my favorites, BTW
    ) and wish you the best in excelling at it for years to come!

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    Re: POTUS makes Texas All-State Band!

    Way to go, Potus! That's cool! Go to State and have a great time - just don't fuck it up and make us look bad!

    HAHAHAHA!!!! Just kidding, man! That's a neat accomplishment! I played trombone back in high school - them band chicks are the ones you have to watch out for!

    "This one time, at band camp..."

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