Any former high school "band fags" (that's what we were called in the 80's at my school) out there? Does anyone have any horror stories to share like the news story below?
I remember in Jr High/High school, we had a band director, Mr Sullivan... he was a strange fellow. He was a 40-something year old single man, tall, skinny, glasses and had thinning straight red hair. He used to put pencils behind his right ear instead of keeping them on the music stands. When he got pissed off and frustrated at us for doing something wrong during practice, he would throw those pencils AT us. At the time, I was a kid... and though it hilarious. So did the rest of the band members... which would piss him off even more. Other than these outbursts, he was an okay guy... for a teacher. He would also throw them at the ground. Gee, in retrospect, it was kinda dangerous.
But whatthefuckdidIknow... I was just a kid!
AP) BOULDER, Colo. A substitute music teacher has been arrested after allegedly whacking a 10-year-old student on the head with a viola bow after telling the class they were "the worst players I've ever heard."