Posted by Adam Crowe on October 28, 1999 at 14:16:40:
In Reply to: Re: Life in tubadom posted by JRTapes on October 28, 1999 at 10:39:46:
I like the unique topic here. Regarding JRTapes' post, I have noticed in my short career that there is an astonishing number of musicians that have more than what it takes to succeed as performers. For some reason, they just haven't been at the right place at the right time. On the flip side, there are plenty of people holding positions in pro bands/orchestras just because they WERE at the the right place and right time. The turnover rate for professional musicians is so low, and the number or players trying to get jobs is so high, you have to wait for somebody to die or retire to get a job. One thing to consider throughout all this is that many tenured players got their jobs when the standards were much lower.
Did 60 or 80 tuba and euphonium players show up for a military band audition 30 years ago?