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She got gold!

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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My daughter got gold at state solo contest on Saturday. Oh and she plays the marimba.

She even has some kind of flu. That was the first day of it and she just thought she was dehydrated. She went straight from solo to perform with her percussion ensemble at contest. She barley made it.
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mamivon2
by Sandra on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Congratulations

mamivon2
by Sandra on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:24 AM

I actually had to google marimba... sorry

MamaJane
by Jane:) on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:45 AM
Lol it's ok. Before she started playing it, I would have called it a xylophone. She'd hit me ( well at least zap me with a very dirty look) if I called it a xylophone though. She can play a xylophone and a vibraphone as well. In terms of the ensemble the marimba is the most difficult of the 3.

Quoting mamivon2:

I actually had to google marimba... sorry

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mamivon2
by Sandra on Feb. 25, 2013 at 6:50 AM

 

 


Wow! you wrote all this on your cell phone.. :) lol.. how long has she been playing and how did she come about that instrument?

Quoting MamaJane:

Lol it's ok. Before she started playing it, I would have called it a xylophone. She'd hit me ( well at least zap me with a very dirty look) if I called it a xylophone though. She can play a xylophone and a vibraphone as well. In terms of the ensemble the marimba is the most difficult of the 3.

Quoting mamivon2:

I actually had to google marimba... sorry


 

MamaJane
by Jane:) on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:02 AM
Lol, yes my phone and my thumbs will be blamed for any typos.

She started when she was in 6 th grade band so almost 4 years. She's in percussion and percussionist play every percussion instrument. Marimba, base drum, snare and even the hated triangle. Percussionists usually branch off to what section they are better at. In marching band you would see the group up front that doesn't march. That's the pit and those are the marimbas and vibes and other instrument you can't march with. That's her expertise. She can play a snare, she just doesn't prefer it. I think it's because she doesn't want to march lol.

She does play the drum set as well though.


Quoting mamivon2:

 


 



Wow! you wrote all this on your cell phone.. :) lol.. how long has she been playing and how did she come about that instrument?


Quoting MamaJane:

Lol it's ok. Before she started playing it, I would have called it a xylophone. She'd hit me ( well at least zap me with a very dirty look) if I called it a xylophone though. She can play a xylophone and a vibraphone as well. In terms of the ensemble the marimba is the most difficult of the 3.


Quoting mamivon2:


I actually had to google marimba... sorry




 

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wandep
by Pam on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Way to go! Congrats!

SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Good for her, that's great!
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mrswillie
by CeeCee on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Congrats

deedee3849
by Gold Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Congrats to her!!!!!

MamaJane
by Jane:) on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Thanks!

Quoting wandep:

Way to go! Congrats!

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