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i'm finishing up an arrangement of birdland for tulane for our spring concert and i'm at the end. In my head i sketched out an ending that was almost a duplicate of how we ended it in my ageout year in the crossmen, but now that i've actually written it out, my reaction to it is 'too long, too cheesy, too much like a drum corps ending.'

what makes that weird is that it's only because it's a sitdown concert do i feel that way, despite the fact that we're touting this as a 'marching band" concert. if we were actually out on the field doing it, i'd probably keep it in. not that it needs a *lot* of change, but it needs something so that i don't give it that sort of "OMG DRUM CORPS" flavor that will leave an odd taste in my mouth if it doesn't have any drill to go with it.

context matters, i guess.

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