I got into my band, I am 2nd 2nd flute, which I am really pleased about.
However, the person who had to mark me was really critical.
I got a low mark for sight reading but I knew I messed up, and I know I am good at sight reading, as for Grade 7 I got 29/32, and I knew I went wrong anyway.
My comments were:
"The 2 pieces were very well prepared, secure and allowed you to display your sensitive and attractive sound (oh my - a compliment from the most critical of people). Just how "molto tranquillo" was the Idylle (I don't know!)Some work on breath capacity/inhaling would really help you retain your poise in performance. Also please spend some serious, careful time on staccato technique.
The last comment - what! I thought I could staccato fine, my teacher has never mentioned it! I am surprised if that is what my sight reading mark down, indeed, he didn't mention the one I completely messed up.
Don't get me wrong, I am REALLY pleased that I got in (thanks for believing in me), but the comments just seem weird.
Anyway, also, I can now say that I don't have a course with my band on the 24th and so hopefully can do the concert
Thanks for helping me get through this audition.
Hehe, a thing that made me laugh, was my teacher wrote out the forms that said what people are in and she has put "[name of choir] and 2nd flute (2nd seat) in [name of band]. Well done!!