Yeah I know I write too many of these rants but the quicker I write this down, the more time I'll have to study for my chemistry test.
I had a fever today. When I woke up, I was just dead and I couldn't move or I would get massive headaches. My throat was sore, my body felt pain everywhere. I was absent for the first three classes today and I decided to go back to school after lunch so I can attend band class.
Big mistake. So we ran through our repertoire like usual and oh my god... Our band sucks. So. Much. He had the metronome on for both songs Slava and Arabesque and everyone kept on going off tempo. Even him, our teacher.
How the fuck did this guy graduate music teacher's college? I can't understand. Then he wastes class talking about twenty drag queens he saw on a Street Car. What the hell? I don't care about his life experiences jesus.
Our friggin spring concert is on Thursday... YEAH TWO DAYS. And he's wasting valuable class time talking about the past? Irresponsible.
You know what sucks more? He recently took out a new piece called In The Gentle Rain and gave it to us like last week. At first I thought it was level 2 but it was actually 4, which I still disagree with. The piece is made out of mainly, a simple melody with the occasional sextuplets, whole notes played by the harmony, and finger snaps. It's a solo centric piece and he gave it to a trumpet and alto sax player. Who suck btw.
I still had a fever after school and I was gonna die if I didn't escape from school. So I asked my teacher if I could skip rehearsal and I gave legitimate reasons. He was like "NO You should stay for In The Gentle Rain. If you skip out rehearsing that with us, you won't be able to play it during the concert" AND I FELT LIKE SAYING: "Dude what the fuck. I have already mastered that shit piece. All I play are fuckin whole notes and an easy as hell melody. WHY ARE YOU FORCING ME TO STAY AT SCHOOL WHEN I HAVE A FUCKING FEVER?!"
But obviously, I did not say that.
He made me stay until 4:30 and dude, wtf... The solo is simple and straight forward but grade 12 soloists have trouble with it? I understand if they're confused about the rhythm but why is our fucking band teacher not FIXING these issues? He's like "oh you're late" or "ugh you're sharp" WHAT THE FUCK? Your responsibility as a band teacher is to fix these problems. If I were him, I'd sing the melody, subdivide, anything! I would help him adjust his embouchure so he could play more in tune...
In fact, I'd probably switch soloists at this time.
My band teacher is an idiot. He's like "Oh John did a lot of the work for music council so he deserves this solo!" No. Just because he did work for his council, doesn't mean he is musically ready for this piece or good enough. John has problems hitting the right notes on his trumpet which our first chair trumpet would not if she tried it out.
But no, my band teacher believes that John must be the one to play it even if he is not ready to play it yet.
So, tldr; my band teacher sucks so much and so does our band too. I fucking hate him for making me stay for an hour on this bullshit when I could be resting and healing my fever at home.