tubajake (tubajake) wrote in bandgeeks_unite,

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The day the bands attacked...

1. Name: Jacques "Tubajake" Edel
2. Age: 19
3. School/City its located in: Texas A&M University Kingsville / Flour Bluff high school in Corpus Christi, TX
4. What bands are you in: Wind symphony, concert band, marching band, pep band, Revolution Drum and Bugle corps
5. Are or have you been a field commander/section leader: no...I'm low brass, they need me out there!
6. What instruments do you play/ how long have you played them:Tuba 7 years, sousaphone 4, contra (g bugle) 1
7. What makes you a band geek:My life is band, from uniform managing to loading crew captian. Heck, I even march around with a 22.5 pound tuba.contra in front of me and pay $850 to do it all summer long...
8. Your best and favorite band camp story/ Memory:Okay, all the freshman music majors were in the auditorium for fish orientation by the staff, and the director asked "Who wants to make $27,000 a year for working 12 hour days with few weekends off and complaining kids in a noisy environment?" ...nobody raised their hand...then he asked "Who is here to be a music teacher?"...around 40 people raise their hand...Mr.Velez replied "Why didn't raise your hand the first time?"

Things you like

9. 3 Fave bands: ...
Five Iron Frenzy, Insyderz, Pax 217
10. Fave book:On the field from Denver Colorado...it's the Blue Knights!
11. Fave movie:Nightmare Before Christmas

About band
12. What chair are you and out of how many:
high school 2/7, college 7/7
13. What do you think being a band geek is:having no life but music, practing more than others, and going beyond the call of duty to help the band function
14. how big is your school band:high school - 135ish, college - 175ish, corps - 76 (largest division III)
15. Are you in marching band:...do i honestly have to answer this?

Your opinion

16. do you have to play an instrument to be in a band? why or why not?
marching band no, although colorguard does need a great sense of timing so it usually helps to play one.
17. What do you think about american pie?...same as Drumline...they make me sick...never really happens.
18. Where you offended by the American pie movies?only the first two....after that it dropped

Few more things
19. Is band the most important thing to you?
yes, in fact, it is my major for college
20. Do you think your a band geek? I love band!
21. Promote us in one place, show us the link? http://fbtubajake.tripod.com
22. Post at least 3 pics of yourself ?

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