Friday, November 19, 2004
This is what I have decided about high school orchestra chair placement: It's very unreliable. When you factor in seniority and favorites everyone ends up getting screwed over. This year there's the faulty concertmaster fiasco and last year was my placement of near last second violin. This year I am shy first Violin I by just 8 chairs (making me ninth Violin I...), not that I was in anyway expecting to get first or even in the top four for that matter. If you think about it, you should be able to compare placement in honor orchestra to placement in RPYO saying as it's pretty much the same people, but for some reason you can't. I almost always win in RPYO and lose in elite school related orchestras. I just don't understand why teachers would allow seniority to alter their decisions. Isn't it their job to prepare us for the "real world"? If anything, by letting someone get a higher chair because of seniority they are setting him or her up for failure and in the process they piss off anyone effected. I don't think my placement was really effected by that but I'm still not satisfied with my chair. That's okay though. I've already started practicing the all-state music and that is the group that really counts.
Virginia Faith at 10:04 PM
Name: Virginia Faith
DOB: February 22
Heros: Christopher O'Riley, Joshua Bell, Bond(the string quartet), Vanessa-Mae
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