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    Flying Music

    Sometimes geothermal fans can be a persons worse enemy.

    2 weeks ago at my church, I played Kyrie Eleison by Matt Redman and Matt Maher, a real nice slow piece which plays beautifully on euphonium. I use a track which I put on an usb thumb drive as my accompaniment. I was reading straight off the lead sheet. When I was playing, roughly half way through the repeated first chorus, the 3rd page went flying off my music stand! Thankfully that 3rd page is just the ending which only had one little spot that's different. The congregation knew what happened and I can just tell that they were wondering what I was going to do. I carried on and played as normal thinking I have that 3rd page memorized. The assistant pastor (who's also the main worship leader at my church) immediately went from the front pew then onto the platform, grabbed the page, put on the music stand and held the music for me. I was able to grab the 2nd page and place it on top of my 1st page and gave the pastor a quick thumbs up to atleast give him a big THANK YOU! I felt bad for him as my bell was pretty much pointed at his face while I was playing.

    I managed to get through the piece fine. When I played my last note, everybody clapped even before the track ended. Right after I played, the assistant pastor said that was the first time he ever saw music go flying off a music stand while somebody was singing or playing their instrument. Everybody including myself had a good laugh. I recorded myself with my cell phone and posted the audio onto my Youtube page. I sounded fine and couldn't tell that I had a little disaster.

    So next time, I will definitely use clothes pins for even an inside playing opportunity. That's the first time inside or outside which I had music go flying off my stand while I was performing.

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    I copy & punch all my charts, then they go in a ring binder.

    Can't blow away!

    Always organized, too.

    DDG
    3 notes and the truth.

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by highpitch View Post
    I copy & punch all my charts, then they go in a ring binder.

    Can't blow away!

    Always organized, too.

    DDG
    We need a *like* button.
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
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