Roberts: You just got to the top of Blue Ridge Mountain! You need to be like, //Pretends to step to the summit of a mountain Roberts: DUHHH, DUH DUH DUH! DUH, DUH, DOHHH!
Roberts: Grazioso. To be played gracefully. How can you have grace? Ryan: Be Steven Qu.
//Ms. Roberts imitating how we play our instruments Roberts: EERUUOOOOOUUUAAURREHGH...UOOEERRGGGHHHHORUEGH... (puts hand to throat) Excuse me.
\\Roberts complaining about our singing abilities Roberts: I'm sure none of you were born knowing how to play a stringed instrument. Ryan Tse: No, Ryan Cho was born holding a violin.
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?!
//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.
//Talking about trombones Roberts: 5th position is the worst position ever made Patrick Shan: That's what s- Roberts: For trombones.
Roberts: So I call those attractive notes "magnetic tones" because they're attractive! //Julian bursts out laughing Roberts: I just, you know, I WANT those notes. Emma (aside): She's horny for those notes.
//Roberts was explaining the solo transcription project in jazz band; Templin was a substitute for Mr. Clark and he was jamming on trombone with honors jazz Allison: I have a relevant question. Roberts: What is it? Allison: Can I just play the Born to Run solo by Bruce Springsteen? Roberts: No. That's not jazz. It's rock. Allison: Well, the blues are like a brother to jazz, and you know that blues had a baby and they called it rock and roll... so I think that it should count. Templin: Yeah, well it was an illegitimate child.