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Calling ALL Flutists!!!!

Hello fellow flutists! If anyone is interested in witnessing what goes on during a practice session for a professional flute player, and would like the opportunity to chat and ask questions with one, then there is a really cool Twitch Streamer you all should check out. Her name is Joanna and she is a really cool and fun professional flutist, who also loves video games. She has a youtube channel called JustAnotherFlutist (JAF), and recently she has started taking her Practice Session to twitch that way she can be more interactive with us while we observe her practice.

If you would like to join us all on her stream here are some steps to get there:

1. First if you haven't already please go to www.twitch.tv and create an account, you will need own if you would like to chat or support streamers

2. Once you have done that than head on over to https://www.justanotherflutist.com/twitch.html to view her livestream link and a weekly stream schedule which is updated every Sunday night. 

3. After you've completed you all can follow the stream schedule and join us all over on her twitch stream https://www.twitch.tv/justanotherflautist . You have to be following for a set time before you can join the chat. 

Please join us all over on stream we would love to welcome you to the JAFfa Cake family, we are a very friendly and welcoming bunch. There are around 500 of us strong and about 20 viewers tune in every weekday to watch daily. We would love for you to join.

YCOO - very badly needing English Horns, Violas and Double Basses!!!

Hello everyone.
You may already heard about us. We're the Young Composers' Online Orchestra ("YCOO"). Recently, we've started a new project - we're gonna play Elliot Butler's Drama for Orchestra No. 6.

In the process of preparing the parts for our members, we found out that we don't have any English Horns, Violas and Double Basses!

If you can play one (or more :P) of those instruments, please consider joining us either forever, or for the current project only. You could save a LOT of effort and hope we're all giving in our orchestra.

Have a great day,
Milan Steklý, moderator of the YCOO

Epic Piccolo Parts!!

Has there ever been a song or a piece that you have played in school band or Symphonic Band where the piccolo part during full FORTE Tutti sections was just so EPPICCC that you wished that there were more than 2 Piccolo players currently playing at once in your Symphonic Band at that moment!! If so name the piece.
The piece I played Piccolo in is called "The Witch and the Saint" by Steven Reineke

Which Professional Sax Should I Invest In?

The local music store here, Groth Music (Also the biggest music store in Minnesota) has three different professional tenor sax models for sale, at least that’s what shows on their website. If they have more, I’ll look into it. For now, I just want to know if there are opinions.

The options are:

Selmer Paris Professional Model 54JU Tenor Saxophone

Selmer Paris Professional Model 84 Tenor Saxophone

Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone

Btw, I’m leaning towards the Custom Z because I want one with black lacquer so I can look cool at school :P

I've No Idea What To Do

So my parents finally bought me an alto last March (I had 3 years under my belt then) and it's a student yamaha. I thought it sounded fine, and I played fairly decent with it. Marching band passed, and no problems. I got a new mouthpiece (Selmer c star) before auditioning for an all east TN honor band a few months ago in December (I made it), and I thought I sounded good still. My teacher said my sound was fine. Recently, for the past month or two, I've been noticing a subtle "buzzy" sound when I play, and at first I thought it was the reed. I changed reeds and found out that was not the case.  I showed my band director, and he said it shouldn't be a problem. I showed my teacher, too, but he said he couldn't hear it. I even gave my friend a chance to play my sax, and we both could hear it. Fast track to a few days ago; I got my sax out to start practicing, and immediately I was hit with the very noticeable buzzy sound... but much worse than before. Almost every note has the buzzy sound in it; especially middle g through middle d. I'm going to meet my teacher about it in a few days. But, would anyone know any reason for this just suddenly happening? I feel like it could be my mouthpiece, since it has tiny scratches here and there, or my alto itself, or both. Any advice would be appreciated.