//At the jazz concert Eric Shen: Wow, the only people here are like, students from other music classes, parents, and really old people. Misha: What are you talking about? Mr. Paul's here. Eric: Yeah, exactly, really old people.
Roberts: So take out your pencils and mark up your music! That's why pencils were invented, to mark up music! Billy: THAT'S why pencils were invented?!
Roberts: Saxophones, you are the sirens that let everybody know that this chart is too hot to handle!
//Instructing the saxophones in Jazz Ms. Roberts: Saxophones, look at measure 86. So the other day, a hummingbird flew by my house. They're so cool! They flap their wings so fast you can't see them! So, same concept.
//right after jazz band, where Allison has been complaining about how ugly her hat is Allison: Ms. Roberts, you know what's the ugliest thing in the world? Roberts: Your FACE? Students: -shocked laughter- Roberts: Did I just say that? Wow. It's only funny 'cause *I* said it.
//During jazz band, while explaining how to play the build up section of a chart into the solo section. Ms. Roberts: The point of these measures is to party. Ittai, you start the party. Class: *laughs* Ms. Roberts: Huh, yeah, THAT'S believable.
Roberts: -talks about jazz music theory to class- Will: -cell rings- -answers cell- Hello? Roberts: -stops talking and stares at Will- Will: -to phone- Oh, ok. -to Roberts- This is important. I have to take this call. Roberts+class: -still staring at Will- Will: -gets up- This is important. -continues talking on phone and leaves classroom- Roberts: What was that about? Rest of trumpet section: -shrug- Roberts: -continues teaching-