// no gum (or any food) allowed in band Oldham: I think there's a better place for that gum Student: in the trash? Oldham: yea Student: ...I just swallowed it Oldham: there's a joke to be made here
Oldham: this isn't to embarrass anyone, it's just to see who I need to harass later
Ben Rozner: I hope to some day have as much confidence at Oldham has in our sightreading skills.
// a student is singing something Oldham: Hey (student), who sings that song? Student: (artist's name) Oldham: Yeah, let's keep it that way.
//During band class Oldham: Hope’s not here today. Daniel Levy: Looks like Hope is lost.
Oldham: We're going to stop Ride at measure 118 on Middle School Music Day, because I don't think Noah Buchholz wants to get up into the stratosphere 9 times in a day. Noah: No, it's ok! Oldham: Your lips are going to be shot. Noah: No, I'll feel great! Oldham: No. Noah: At least admit that your real reason for doing this is to save Richard's ears! Oldham: No, I couldn't care less about Richard's ears.
//The Concert Band is playing for a group of pre-schoolers //The pre-schoolers walk in Several people (mostly flutes): Awww, they're adorable! Mr. Oldham: Look at me. I know they're adorable, but I'm more adorable.
//Symphonic band is practicing Havendance Mr. Oldham: "In the section starting at measure 23, I hear no dynamic contrast. It's just duh duh duh duh-duh. It's like I want to play Call of Duty and you guys want to play Pac-man."