- Bitter aftertaste
The title alone for this satirical article at The Onion says it all. It is brilliantly funny but, the bitter truth underneath stings a little.
- Making the big bucks
Maestro Lorin Maazel scored big in his last year with the New York Philharmonic – a salary of $3.3 million. This just goes to show you that conducting is where the serious money can be made.
- Just like Dennis Brain? 8 seconds of pure cuteness
From an anonymous tipster – “…just shows you that there’s some dumb luck involved with playing the horn.”
(The baby’s exclamation before playing is simply precious!)
- Multi-tasking military man
“Staff Sgt. Shawn D. Cupp, a native of Monroe, Mich., the senior operations non-commissioned officer and a French horn player with the 3rd Infantry Division Band, out of Fort Stewart, Ga., works on his computer to manage operational missions for the band while deployed to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq…”- - Please visit: Horn Notes Edition on Amazon - -
- One of Till Eulenspiegel’s merry pranks
This class assignment for Americans learning German is bound to make a few native speakers giggle. It illustrates one reason why perhaps the mischievous Till was executed.
- Local students going to IHS symposium
Three Toowoomba students will head to Brisbane this week to take part in the first International French Horn Symposium held in Australia.
- Horn Matters at the symposium; either/or
John tells me that among the participants in Brisbane, those that know about the Horn Matters site, like it. However, there are still a great number of people that have never, ever heard of it.
HM is approaching its one-year anniversary mark (coming September 1st), and your readership and feedback really helps us to keep things going. I personally enjoy all the interaction both here and on the Facebook page.
Please help us spread the word and tell your friends about this site!
- Taking a break
This week, John will be posting daily from the Brisbane IHS symposium. I am taking a writing break until next Monday, July 26th.