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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    NYC metro area
    Update from Westchester County, New York. I play trombone in a community orchestra that rehearses in White Plains - near the New Rochelle epicenter. All rehearsals canceled for the foreseeable future. We play a lot of nursing homes, community centers, and libraries - all concerts canceled. I also play in a community band that performs outdoor concerts throughout the summer. No word on that one yet, but during the school year the conductor leads the Lehman College Community Band (Bronx, NY), with a lot of overlapping personnel, and that's been canceled.

    My teacher conducts my lessons via Facetime.

    My wife is on staff at NYU, and she's working from our home office, holding Zoom meetings and classes. I work part-time at Pace University, and all classes are being conducted remotely. My day job is counsel at a NYC accounting firm, and the firm has directed all professional staff to work remotely. So here I sit in my home office, with my wife at her desk ten feet away, Jazz on the daybed behind me and Delilah probably curled up on the good sofa in the living room that she knows she's not allowed on.

    All in all, I applaud those in NY State government, and all my fellow citizens, who are doing what they can to slow the progress of the pandemic and hopefully avoid a surge in hospitalizations.
    Dean L. Surkin
    Mack Brass MACK-EU1150S, BB1, Kadja, and DE 101XTG9 mouthpieces
    Bach 36B trombone; pBone; Vincent Bach (from 1971) 6.5AL mouthpiece
    Steinway 1902 Model A, restored by AC Pianocraft in 1988; Kawai MP8, Yamaha KX-76
    See my avatar: Jazz (the black cockapoo) and Delilah (the cavapoo puppy) keep me company while practicing

  2. #12
    In The Netherlands, just a week after we reached 1.000 confirmed patients, we are closing in on 3.000! It's going really fast now. 106 deaths now, 30 of those today alone!
    The "stay at home" here is not very strict, it is just an advice and there is no fine if you do go out. I do expect/hope the Government announces more strict action soon. Some people are really stubborn, or just plain stupid and don't realize how serious the situation is.
    There was a guy arrested for DUI near where I live, he shouted at the police that he was "infected with Corona" (he was tested later and turns out he wasn't infected) and spit in the officer's face. He got sentenced to 10 weeks in prison for that.

    As I am a Security Guard, I still have to go out to work, but apart from work, grocery shopping or watching over my kids when my ex-wife is not able to, I stay at home.
    Martin Monné
    • Wessex Festivo, 4-valve compensating (2017)
    • Hirsbrunner HBS 378 Standard, 4-valve compensating (1983)
    • Mahillon Bass Saxhorn, 4-valve (1927)
    • Anton Hüller Tenor Horn, 3-valve (Early 20th Century, HP, wallhanger)

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Hope everyone stays safe during this coronavirus pandemic. Today I'm wearing a tee shirt one of my grand kids gave me awhile ago - but not for the reason suggested.
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    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank

    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed)
    El Cumbanchero (Rafael Hernández) cell phone video

  4. We're all shut down here in Nashville, too, and it's definitely for the best. We've got a lot of people in the highest risk population (as I suspect most community bands do), and so I don't anticipate getting back together until well after Memorial Day. It sucks hard to have to fill that void, but better that than the alternative.

    Probably the worst part for them, though, is that the band might be the largest part of their social lives. I do wonder how many will return to playing once this situation gets sorted out.
    Whatever you lose, you'll find it again. What you throw away, you'll never get back.

    -- Kenshin Himura

    1974 B & H Imperial / Bach 3G -- no LTE mouthpieces for me!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Central North Carolina
    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    Hope everyone stays safe during this coronavirus pandemic. Today I'm wearing a tee shirt one of my grand kids gave me awhile ago - but not for the reason suggested.
    I got a variant of that for Christmas from my wife. Oddly prescient.
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba, modified Kelly 25
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K9/112 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

  6. #16
    I got one too for Christmas from my wife - who is copying who here?? Mine is a sweatshirt.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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