Kai. Physics. Meteorology. Saxophone. Piano. がんこじじい。Cranky Grandma.
「近頃の若者は…（kids these days…）」
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**ATTENTION EVERYONE, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT**
There is a lovely woman by the name of Sara Flatow, she’s a producer in LA and she grew up in Orlando, FL! She was in band from middle school to high school and she’s creating a documentary about the importance of music education. This isn’t some plain old ordinary music documentary guys, if Sara reaches the funding goal she will send every single member of Congress a copy of this film. This is so important because those are the people behind the budgets for our arts programs! She’s really serious about raising the awareness about the impact of music education and it would mean so much to a lot of people if you would donate towards the making of this film and help raise awareness for the production of this film! It’s so important that people start finally realizing how important music education really is to students and to the community and it’s seriously important that something gets done about these outrageous budget cuts to our beloved arts programs.
Here’s how you can help:
- Like the page on Facebook! And don’t forget to invite your friends!
- Learn more! This is the web page for the film, SPREAD IT LIKE WILDFIRE to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of this film!
- DONATE! There are 20 more days to donate towards the making of this film! Give what you can and if you can, share this post to someone who can!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and share this post! ♥
I really hope this film can happen, it would mean the world to a whole lot of people and hopefully this film can change the way people see marching band and music education forever.
Fun Fact: The marching band featured in this film is the Lake Brantley High School Patriot Band under the direction of Ms. Cindy Berry. I graduated with this high school two years ago and this band is phenomenal. Ms. Berry is honestly one of the most incredible and most highly respected women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She’s tough, but she gets stuff done because she really wants to see her band reach beyond it’s potential. This film means a whole lot to me and I know it must mean a whole lot to my high school ♥Signal boost. All of my band friends need to see and share thisthemoonsunandme23 n3xt-play fierce-fishes budget—nudist imagreatbowler drumcorpsheroand anyone else
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
Oh, and can someone please recommend me a good TENOR Jazz Mouthpiece and a good Concert Mouthpiece?
Hi, a-high-school-seniors-band-blog. Selmer C* is generally the standard mouthpiece for wind ensemble. I think it’s geared more towards student saxophonists (kind of like a step-up from the Yamaha 4C…), but I’m sure there are professionals who regularly use it too.
I did some JAZZ tenor mouthpiece shopping a couple months ago, and I especially liked Otto Link hard rubber tenor mouthpieces. They provide dark tones and it’s very easy to control the tone. I’ve played Meyer mouthpieces, and they also give you rounder/darker tone.
If you want brighter tones, you could try a couple of different Vandorens. Typically, if the mouthpiece has a baffle, it’ll produce brighter sounds, though that’s not always the case. Dukoff, Guardala and JodyJazz have their own assortment of bright mouthpieces (most of what they sell are metal, though).
Unfortunately I haven’t gotten around to Concert saxophone mouthpiece shopping in a while. Right now my sister and I both use the standard Vandoren Optimum for classical Alto Sax, if that helps.
The best thing to do is to go to shops and ask to test mouthpieces that they have. Tell them if you want more projection, if you want darker sounds, of if you want brighter sounds, etc.. Try as many mouthpieces as you can. You can also do a couple of trials from Woodwind&Brasswind (www.wwbw.com).
Anyone else, feel free to tack on additional comments.
Biggest lie I tell myself every time.
activity plot looks like Nessie.
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