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Re: April Fools Ideas
We’re a small school that plays pretty well for our level, but nothing flashy. I went into a serious discussion of how the TEKS require us to look at patriotic music, and that I felt like we could do a better job of that. I said that I wanted to add a piece to the spring concert and that we’d sight reading it today. I handed out Variations on America, and had them follow their part while we listened to the marine band play it. Then I said “here we go. First note” and they got really worried I was serious. We got ready, play the first note, and I said “ok, here we go. 1-2-breathe” and before I got to the downbeat I said “April Fools!” You’ve never seen better looks of consternation AND relief.