Schaeffer -Inventor of: Musique Concrete
Edgard Varese -
"I long for instruments obedient to my thought and whim, with their
contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds which will lend
themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm"
Ruth Underwood - Mallet Player
for Frank Zappa
High School was always an exciting competitor!
During my five year teaching tenure at Carrick starting in 1979, made many
great memories including a 3rd place overall drum line finish at finals.
Hats off to Norwin High School and Southern High School the #1 and #2 finishers. Three tenths
separated the field. Hard to believe we went through 3 different band
directors throughout the five years. Director, Katy Vogt ended up with the most
consequence of the almost undefeated season. After winning 14 shows, 95%
of the captions, we
lost at Championships. The trophies still over-flowed the table at
the banquet, and our 18 horns had big fun many times beating other 40
person horn-lines. After Katy did it at Bishop Boyle with 8 horns, beating
many larger, more experienced lines, our destiny was predetermined! My
best man at my wedding was: Jon Pieffer, one of the SuperTenors.
High and Low tenor lines, were a first for marching band.
This band was also one of the first to switch to harnesses, instead of
slings to carry the drums; and, one of the first to utilize a 'grounded
pit', of concert percussion instruments. Our relatively small horn
ensemble was enhanced and supported by a Tympani player with suspended
drumset cymbals, Vibes, Marimba, Glockenspiel, and Xylophone.
Click below to hear some real audio from Carrick! The
first season ended with good comments from judge: Dave
Lorenzi, a good friend I'd marched, and drummed with before. My
first teacher: Denny Trozzo,
also adjudicated our program, and taught me throughout my marching career,
from: Modernettes, to Silver Sabres, to Finleyville! Always a comedian and
great teacher, friend, and mentor.
Katy Vogt is still in the practice of beating up
on large horn-lines while she directs the band at: Hanahan
SC. These guys have pages of awards! Katy made Carrick a