Time To Face The Music (Teacher)

| Chicago, IL, USA | Learning | September 20, 2013

(I am not allowed to audition for jazz band in my high school’s band. After my third year, my band teacher isn’t going to let me join, so I quit.)

Teacher: “What’s this?”

Me: “Transfer forums. I’m leaving your band.”

Teacher: “You’ll never amount to much without a band.”

(A few years and a degree later, I am asked to join a band and play a few shows. When I arrive, I see my old band teacher.)

Teacher: “What are you doing here?”

Me: *pulls out my saxophone case* “I’m playing here tonight.”

Teacher: “No way! You can’t play jazz.”

(At this point, the rest of the group has begun to listen in while setting up.)

Me: “How would you know? You never let me audition.”

(My old teacher can’t respond. The rest of the band tells us to cool it until afterwards. After the show, the group decides I am better than their usual sax player, and hires me on!)

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