//Listening to results from jazz band festival Roberts: So, this adjudicator is our favorite... Mr. Butts. //Class laughs Travis: What'd he give us? Roberts: A one. Berlin: Was Mr. Butts on crack?
// Emma is sitting in Ms. Roberts's chair Ms. Roberts: Hey, Ms. Roberts. How's it going? Emma: Nerdy. Roberts: Oh, I see how it is.
Roberts: Saxophones, you are the sirens that let everybody know that this chart is too hot to handle!
//Trying to get people to leave the band room Ms. Roberts: You know like in that song? "Bye, bye, bye." (Waves her hands) 'Nsync. Alex Rittman: But I want it that way. Ms. Roberts: Ha! That's Backstreet Boys. Alex Rittman: They're from the same time... Ms. Roberts: NO. THE BACKSTREET BOYS ARE NOT 'NSYNC. GET IT STRAIGHT.
//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.
//Talking about a practice marching band parade Ms. Roberts: You guys are all bunching up. You look like the accordion band. You don't want to look like that. Accordions are nerdy. Adam (Junior Drum Major): Um...excuse me, Ms. Roberts. I play accordion. Roberts: Oh... I'm sorry. Adam: Thank you. Roberts: No. I'm sorry you play accordion.
//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.
//The tubas were having difficulty hitting a note, so Ms. Roberts (MRob) gave them some advice. Ms. Roberts: You just have to push! Push, like... like you're giving birth through your instrument! Class: O.O -awkward laughter- Ms. Roberts: ...Okay, maybe that wasn't the best analogy...
//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.