Welcome to the Flutes/Piccolos/Oboes (Fliccoboes)!
I am Professor* Amanda, the section leader of the Fliccoboes, Flobolos and Obiclutes, and it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the ~Magical~ ** Owl Band, or the MOB. The halftime shows, section dinners, enthusiastic Louie Louie-ing, Milkshake Owl Bands, and band hall movie/board game nights will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Band Hall, you will be sorted into your sections. The Sorting is a very important ceremony because, while you are here, your section will be something like your family within Rice. (What’s that? Residential colleges? What on earth are those?)
The four houses are Flutes, Oboes, Piccolos and Et Cetera. Each house has its own**** noble history (although the first three are clearly better than the fourth, that goes without saying), and each has produced outstanding musical witches and wizards. While you are at Rice, your camaraderie, shenanigans, and boba ingestion will earn your house points. As for losing house points… idk really, just make sure to have fun and try not to wander into the room with the giant 3 headed dog and get eaten, k?
** Ok fine we’re the Marching*** Owl Band
*** We don’t actually march tho??? What college student has the time or energy for that?? Sounds better than the Scattering Owl Band I guess
**** Well kinda its own. We switch instruments (usually between flutes, oboes and piccolos) whenever we feel like it. Also octaves. 8va is now your best friend.
If you’re interested in joining the Fliccoboes, sign up here!