cortezimoto PART TWO of #VirtualBand! Thank to everyone who participated in any way! I hope to have more of you audition for the next one! 16h

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cortezimoto Here it is ladies and gentleman! The very first of (hopefully) many #VirtualBand to come! I did my absolute best to make this work, some videos were distorted or turned up black, but if you sent me a video, you are in this performance! CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to all who made it and participated! I couldn't be more pleased with the results! -
The next virtualband will begin in early December! Keep an eye out for the audition music!! -
I'll be posting the second half of this video. And if you participated in this and would like a copy of the video, please contact me.
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cortezimoto The #virtualband performance is finally finished! Stay tuned because it comes out later today!! 3d

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cortezimoto Not all duet sessions go so well (: @theshortzadel and I know this haha. 4w

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cortezimoto I was (unfortunately) nominated by @saxafluteclarinet to do the #alsicebucketchallenge and I nominate @miadonnadiluce24, @theshortzadel, and @andrew_michael_compton you're supposed to do itin 24 hours but I did mine in like 30 so it's whatever. (: #cold #whydidyounominateme?! #ALSawareness -
ALSO! The virtualband is coming soon! By the end of the month! Stay tuned! And sorry for not posting, I'm currently moving into college!
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cortezimoto THANK YOU! All of your help has been much appreciated and this literally would not have gotten done without you! I appreciate you all so much
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Thanks to everyone else who helped spread the word! (: you are all awesome.
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cortezimoto Here is a sneak peak at what you'll be hearing out if the #virtualband!! It's a great march by John Philip Sousa. And here is the three clarinet parts! I'm not actually playing in the band though. Stay posted! #virtualband will be coming out before the end of the month! #clarinet #johnphilipsousa #march #trio #virtualtrio 1mon

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cortezimoto FEATURING @andrew_michael_compton! One of the most fantastic clarinet players on instagram! #clarinet #virtualduet #duet #virtualensembles 2mon

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cortezimoto #virtualband audition results are here! If you don't see your username on one of the four rosters, you didn't make it. But not to worry because all people who auditioned and didn't make it will be able to participate in a #virtualensemble! (Info coming soon) CONGRATULATIONS to all who made it, and a big thanks to everyone who auditioned!-
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Music will be sent out on Monday the 4th to those who made it. -
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Questions? Feel free to comment any concern you may have!
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  •   oboe_girl_01 About the virtual ensemble? Could we try an oboe thing? Ik how badly (and I mean so-bad-everyones-ears-are-bleeding-please-kill-me bad) it could sound but what do you think? 2mon
  •   saxobeattt Boo lol..congrats to the winners 2mon
  •   cortezimoto @oboe_girl_01 absolutely! I was thinking an oboe quartet or trio! 2mon
  •   pao.paolizzle @oboe_girl_01 if you do an oboe quartet or trio please add me in it! @cortezimoto 1mon
  •   cortezimoto @pao.tayag hey sorry! It's inly for those who auditioned for #virtualband, but there will definitely be opportunities for you to do small ensembles in the future (: 1mon
  •   ella_white08 Only just found you, wish I had found it sooner 😮 2w

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cortezimoto #virtualband audition results are here! If you don't see your username on one of the four rosters, you didn't make it. But not to worry because all people who auditioned and didn't make it will be able to participate in a #virtualensemble! (Info coming soon) CONGRATULATIONS to all who made it, and a big thanks to everyone who auditioned!-
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Music will be sent out on Monday the 4th to those who made it. -
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Questions? Feel free to comment any concern you may have!
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cortezimoto #virtualband audition results are here! If you don't see your username on one of the four rosters, you didn't make it. But not to worry because all people who auditioned and didn't make it will be able to participate in a #virtualensemble! (Info coming soon) CONGRATULATIONS to all who made it, and a big thanks to everyone who auditioned!-
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Music will be sent out on Monday the 4th to those who made it. -
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Questions? Feel free to comment any concern you may have!
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  •   hollobrook @brassgeeks remember I was done, you're the one that kept talking and started it, like don't even pretend 2mon
  •   brassgeeks I wasn't talking to you then @hollobrook now was I? 2mon
  •   brassgeeks Lube is for dip shits like you its called VALVE OIL lol im never mad you should get in band before you try to judge Tristen look like you somebody bitch cause your face fucked up ass hell haha... Haha you also look like you have had plenty of trumpeta up your ass... Im sorry for the trumpet for going up a piece of shit like u @hollobrook 2mon
  •   brassgeeks Haha i make all A's lol im greasy thats funny... You still look like somebody bitch and your instrunent got repoed thats why your broke ass isnt in band... @hollobrook stick to poetry something you can afford 2mon
  •   hollobrook @brassgeeks something I can afford, is that all you have? Bitch I'm a lifter and I have more musical talent playing drums on your mother'a hairy ass cheeks than you playing shitty trumpet 2mon
  •   cortezimoto @hollobrook @brassgeeks hi guys. I'd just like to inform you why we chose @freddy_7897 Him and @diskidchris were both VERY good. But aut after MANY times of listening and going over the criteria to score their auditions, we chose Freddy because he maintained a very consistent tempo aside from intentional musical stylings. Chris sped up just a little too much on the low staccato notes. It was basically this along that was the deciding factor. We also had to leave out tone because their recordings were very different and caused very big differences in tone. But anyway, just to clear things up (: try to stay in good spirits. And understand that the judging process is not an easy one. And we tried our hardest. 2mon
  •   freddy_7897 @cortezimoto well I'm honored :) Chris is a fantastic musician without a doubt and he did have be a little worried haha 2mon
  •   brassgeeks Thanks @cortezimoto and thank you for trying your hardest 2mon

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cortezimoto #virtualband audition results are here! If you don't see your username on one of the four rosters, you didn't make it. But not to worry because all people who auditioned and didn't make it will be able to participate in a #virtualensemble! (Info coming soon) CONGRATULATIONS to all who made it, and a big thanks to everyone who auditioned!-
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Music will be sent out on Monday the 4th to those who made it. -
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Questions? Feel free to comment any concern you may have!
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cortezimoto The deadline to submit auditions has passed. You can no longer submit auditions for #virtualband unless given special permission. Thanks to everyone who auditioned! Keep an eye out for my post tomorrow to see if you made it! 2mon

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cortezimoto Your auditions MUST be in by midnight tonight. Judging will take place tomorrow and the results will be announce on Sunday!
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REASON TO AUDITION: even if you think you won't make it in, you should still audition because I am creating #VirtualEnsembles for EVERYONE who doesn't make the #VirtualBand or was unable to participate. But you CANT BE IN A #VIRTUALENSEMBLE UNLESS YOU AUDITION! So audition!!! This is to thank you all for participating in my first ever #VirtualBand! I couldn't have done it without you guys (:
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cortezimoto First real practicing after getting my wisdom teeth out! It hurts! But it's so great to play again. A week is way too long to go without playing!-----------------------
This is Concerto No. 2 by Weber, the very first time the clarinet comes after hours of orchestra. ---------------------------------
Don't forget to audition for #virtualband!
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  •   cortezimoto @michael._.munayer sorry I wouldn't know! Mine just fit when I got it. 2mon
  •   jennnnyyoooon Amazing! any tips for the piece? I just got the music 1mon
  •   cortezimoto @jennnnyyoooon hmmmmm, well definitely work that tongue because there is a lot of repeated tonguing in this piece. And be musical. I'm not sure if you'll be playing with a piano or an orchestra, but don't be afraid to stretch the tempo sometimes, however, you've got to have musical direction, you're choices in slowing down or speeding up need to be fitting. You can't sacrifice rhythm or technicality for that. Oh, and definitely use a lot of air. This is a solo piece, you're going to want to play louder than you would in a band. Hope that helped! 1mon
  •   jennnnyyoooon thank you!! 1mon
  •   flutemusicc lol when I get my tonsils out I couldent play for four weeks!!! It was wayy to long for me not to play but I couldent move..... 4w
  •   cortezimoto Oh dang that's terrible. That's definitely way too long to go without playing @flutemusicc I'd like cry everyday. 4w
  •   flutemusicc Lol, after the four weeks was over All I did was play!! But it took some time getting used to breathing differently 4w

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cortezimoto FEATURING @woodwinds.rock (:
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Don't forget to audition for my VIRTUAL BAND! ------------------------------
Also, I recently had my wisdom teeth removed.. Which means I can't play for a few days, so enjoy this previously recorded duet! -----------------------------
Last thing! Please read my previous #virtualband posts before you ask questions! There are a lot of you and only one of me! However, feel free to ask questions that I never addressed here! And good luck with auditions!
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cortezimoto ITS HERE.
The #virtualband

Auditions to come soon. First, comment your instrument if you plan on auditioning and refer people so I can get as many people to audition as possible. I need at least:
8 flutes
10 clarinets
5 alto sax's
4 tenor sax's
10 trumpets
4French horns
4 trombones
3 percussionists
To audition. Bassoons, oboes, tubas, euphoniums and others are wanted but not required since they're hardest to find.
#absolutelyYES
TAG YOUR FRIENDS.
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  •   swim_fly_1 If you ever need a tuba dm me I've been in 7 honor bands including the OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY and OMEA district honor band 1mon
  •   cha_millo Can someone explain me how does audition work? I can play with violine and flute, do you want other instruments? 1mon
  •   cortezimoto @swim_fly_1 great! Sorry for the late reply, you can definitely audition for the next virtual band! 4w
  •   cortezimoto @cha_millo auditions have already ended, but you can audition for the next virtual band this winter (: instructions will be posted in November. 4w
  •   cha_millo Thank you @cortezimoto 4w
  •   ngjustin43 @cortezimoto how can i get the audition scores? 2d
  •   cortezimoto @ngjustin43 I'll be posting them either in late November or early December. 2d
  •   ngjustin43 @cortezimoto ok thanks so much! ^^ 2d

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cortezimoto This duet brought to you by @leah_pinner ! Be prepared everybody. Soon I'm planning on makin a #virtualband !! Stay tuned!

#clarinet #virtualduet
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cortezimoto I went outside to this field behind my neighborhood in hopes of playing Canon in D with a beautiful sunset behind me. It turns out.... The open field killed my sound. It was dead. So I took this picture instead (: #clarinet #squaready #sunset #colorado #mountains #whoa 2mon

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cortezimoto My entry for @i.love.band 's contest! I encourage all of you to enter! There's a winner for each instrument. Also feedback would be great!

this piece (I don't know what it is) is one of those annoying parts that's at the worst register if your instrument. The whole excerpt revolves around that nasty throat tone Bb that we all love so much. Of course switching from Bb to C has it's challenges, but I found that the tuning of the Bb was the hardest part. Do my other clarinet followers struggle with this as well? Or any other instrument for that matter. Comment your instrument problems! #clarinet #problems #tuningsucks #contest
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