I can’t even begin to express how totally excited I am about this year’s opportunities to perform with the Renegades. I had thought that last year would be my last, seeing how life decided to go from zero to lightspeed in about seven seconds flat. But in the course of dealing with a life gone suddenly out of control the Renegades were there letting me be the only thing I could/can be…
So here I am, back for another year! And what a year it’s going to be. I couldn’t believe the coolness of the parts we got at the first camp. …nor the difficulty. Fun stuff indeed!
I find myself practicing probably more than I’ve ever practiced before. Okay, well, I did practice more when I was still playing Clarinet (my pricipal) and a music major. But since then…nah. I play by ear and love just immersing myself in the line, letting the music flow through me until it makes sense. Then, the parts just come of their own accord. But this year, there is the extra added challenge of range. o.o I’ve never ever in my life seen such high French Horn parts, and it’s GREAT! So it’s siren calls for this girl during practice sessions. That means I’m starting at the lower note, say A in this instance (gosh are those high on Frenchie. o.o) and then making a siren sound as I move up to the octave of the note, the high A. ‘s good stuff, challenging, but good.
There is so much potential and promise this year in the Renegades…how could I stay away? A chance to perform with amazing musicians, to have the horn guru of horn gurus teaching us again, to recieve such killer parts with the expectation of being able to play said parts (and I will play ‘em…just see if I don’t!). It’s the stuff that makes life interesting and exciting!
It’s also the stuff that makes me late for work when I stop to blog. LOL! So off I dash for the time being! But I’ll be back!