[JPhonk] the tiny adorable elephants in the room

Candace Esslinger dacey9 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 18:13:30 EDT 2017


Here's the calendar if its any help.  We're not on it though so not sure
how accurate it is.

http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/calendar



On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Dominic Burdick via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net
> wrote:

> Great idea Erika, thanks so much for being willing to try this.  There is
> also a sort of annex room off to the side in the hallway if the upstairs is
> being used.
>
> Dominic
>
> On Oct 23, 2017, at 11:55 AM, Erika Sanchez via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
> wrote:
>
> I have a suggestion and it all depends on what the parents think. Last
> week the upstairs was empty what if we take the kids up there and practice
> one song each week and then we go down and play that specific song and have
> them be a part of it. We can try it out and see how it goes also as long as
> the upstairs is available. That way they they can be included. I volunteer
> to go with them and try to use my trombone and see if that way I also learn
> a little more as long as parent stay there with them it should be ok.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 23, 2017, at 10:32 AM, Kirk Is via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net> wrote:
>
> re: cameras... I think the issue is less audio/visual quality (as long as
> the microphone isn't too swamped) and just "whatevers convenient for
> getting this stuff up onto Youtube", which might mean using my iphone.
>
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Agustina M via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Thank you both! For tonight I can ask the other families not to come, so
>> we can video the Halloween songs.  And until things are clear and everyone
>> agrees!
>>
>> I will be there tonight from 7-8, would you like me to use your phone
>> Kirk, or I can bring my camera, I'm not sure if it makes a difference in
>> quality...
>>
>> See you later!
>> Agustina
>>
>> "Un viaje de mil millas comienza por un solo paso" Proverbio chino
>>
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>> *De:* JPhonk <jphonk-bounces at or8.net> en nombre de Marie Ghitman via
>> JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
>> *Enviado:* lunes, 23 de octubre de 2017 12:16:11 p.m.
>> *Para:* JP honk band messages
>> *Cc:* Marie Ghitman
>> *Asunto:* Re: [JPhonk] the tiny adorable elephants in the room
>>
>> Thanks for this Kirk. I would vote for setting some guidelines  - that
>> everyone's welcome as long as parents can prevent kids from being too noisy
>> (ie no screeching and maybe no loud instruments indoors?). We adults
>> probably need some indoor guidelines too (no talking/noodling while someone
>> is talking to the group) - also important outdoors but even more so indoors
>> (so loud in there!) and as we help bring on new members.
>>
>> Marie Ghitman, MEd, RN
>> Co-Producer, Jamaica Plain Porchfest and Hoopla Productions
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 7:52 AM, Kirk Is via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Marie and Agustina -
>>>
>>> In a different conversation w/ Marie and some others I wrote:
>>> ---
>>> One thing is the last rehearsal was especially chaotic, but half of that
>>> was adding a bunch of grown up musicians (and personally I was doubly
>>> stressed because I locked my keys, and tuba, in the car :-D
>>>
>>> Camilo is absolutely fine... he's a mellow kid! And also, the sax they
>>> give him makes a pretty moderate amount of noise. It's the pile of kids,
>>> some of whom are armed with kinda loud percussion, but more worrisomely who
>>> screech a bit. Which is a totally normal kid thing to do, but definitely
>>> raises the "gah!" level of a rehearsal
>>>
>>> One thing I don't understand, and I'm not sure if it's useful for
>>> resolving this or not, is what are the parents looking to get for their
>>> kids or themselves from it? Obviously the kids generally aren't at the
>>> Sanchez point. I think there is a valuable lesson in community, maybe
>>> that's what it's about, and it's a good lesson.
>>> ---
>>>
>>> In another conversation Agustina suggested maybe "What would you guys
>>> think if we say that kids and families are allowed the first Monday of
>>> the month during indoor practices?"
>>> That sounds like a reasonable compromise to me I think--
>>>
>>> As you can see we're torn, when we're outside it's such a great feeling
>>> of community w/ the kid legion.
>>>
>>> Do we know what the other parents are going to do this evening? Agustina
>>> are you in contact with most of those folks?
>>>
>>> I'm also tempted to keep the course as is for a bit, and see if maybe
>>> last Monday was especially fraught and high energy and maybe the screeching
>>> and drum pounding was not 100% typical ...
>>>
>>>
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