Vespertine Formations

This is a music/education themed blog ran by The Man Octave (themanoctave.tumblr.com).

I'm a Senior at Ball State University studying Instrumental/General Music Education, with a primary on trumpet. My musical passions primarily lie in worship, jazz, folk, and chamber music. You can also view my online teaching portfolio by clicking the world icon below.

This blog will serve as a place to express my thoughts and share my love of music throughout my endeavors as a musician. Mostly, you'll just see pictures of instruments, but I like to post education related and personal things about music/education as well. My OC will typically be tagged with #personal. Enjoy!
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magicalschoolgirl:

I swear to god when people see instruments they’re just like

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recorder

(via tumorsandmusic)

  • DCI announcer: THE PHERRRRRNNNMMM REGEMEERRRRNNNNNNTT
  • DCI announcer: THE MRRDISON SCURRRRRRTS
  • DCI announcer: THE BLOO CRRRRTS
  • DCI announcer: THE BLUDRVLLLLLLLS
  • DCI announcer: CURALINA CRRRRRN
  • DCI announcer: the cadets

mellomeghan:

bandtenpizzahut:

mellomeghan:

contrabassthoughts:

ryan404000:

insertstupidurlhere:

blloooooo:

phd-student-ttu:

Boston gives no fucks.

In the words of the person who pointed this set out to me, your move, Hopkins.

I don’t get it…

I still don’t get it…

Please explain

The whole G7 thing with like the top seven corps basically taking control of everything. I don’t really know what I’m talking about but that’s like the basic gist of what that is.

The G7 corps were a group of corps that tried to eliminate the open class and bring more money to the top seven corps in 2010.

source: x

Yeah listen to this guy ^^^

(via a-high-school-seniors-band-blog)

  • Band Director: Ok we're gonna run through the whole piece today.
  • Class: *plays the same ten measures for the entire period*

allthecymballadies:

When my dad marched Spirit, they never had stands. They always carried the drums. In 1988, one of his friends, Matt, created retractable legs so they could safely put the drums down without scratching anything. 

(via csharp-melodicminor)

mumfordandsonsblog:

Mumford & Sons perform a slightly… different version of “Winter Winds” for BBC Radio 2’s The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on 26th November 2009. Enjoy!

ebharmony:

DCI World & Open Class Drum Finishes

(via wholestep)

ridykulous:

I’d like to play the fruit

(via wholestep)