Like any performance library, the Field Band library is an information hub for the organization, collecting, synthesizing, and distributing information to and from various levels inside and outside the band, and its ultimate goal is the same as well: to get the right music in the right place at the right time. It’s similar to ...
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...e are fewer professional band librarians than professional euphonium players.
I really like this paragraph but don’t know where it should go, or if it belongs anywhere at all—I just don’t have the heart to cut it entirely: In the first hour of work today, I explained to a conductor why the requested new arrangement will not be available for rehearsal next week (“it’s not on the arrangers’ to-do list; according to your previous email, it was on the back burner”), advised a chorus member on what to prepare for a conducting audition (“I know it sounds unoriginal, but if you can get into and out of the men’s section of Battle Hymn, that shows you have skills”), and talked with an IP attorney about whether auditions via YouTube would be legal. Every half hour, Outlook reminds me to pay last quarter’s royalties for music downloaded from our website, and I hit snooze.
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