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Psychic Jazz Band
3/26/2018 2:44pm

On behalf of the Psychic Jazz Band, I am very excited to announce: Second place for Best New Psychic Jazz Entity! We are completely stoked.

Judging here works at a higher level than our own terrestrial competitions. Judges are from many different galactic species, but you've got to be a Level II Transcendent Culture to qualify. That means multi-dimensional DNA, multiple timeline residency, eyes-in-the-back-of-next-Thursday (EITBONT) sensory organs... basically, consciousnesses that look at things outside of time and space as you and I generally know it. When they "listen to" a performance, they're not looking at a bunch of musicians all playing the same piece. Instead, they're "seeing" an internally-defined, living organism, created by the musical equation/program expressed. For you and I, a performance has a beginning and an end, and it exists for the amount of time it's being performed. For the judges, it's a living entity that has attained "existence," and has a consciousness of its own, which can be queried or interacted with at any time (even when it's not being performed).

As a musician, that makes sense to me. Even if I can't quite see it.

Our winning composition was entitled Fast-Evolving Luminous Transient. As part of our prize, it gets to visit a reserve that has been set up for entities like it to interact with other such entities, and potentially evolve in unforeseen ways.

Another part of our prize is that we get another week free here at The Cephalopodia on Titan! Which is fantastic because with all the last-minute rehearsing and performing we really had no time to just enjoy our surroundings and explore. And just in time for Spring Break!

Thanks again to everybody who donated to help make this happen. Wait till you see the trophy! It's a three-dimensional shadow of a higher order shape that we're unable to comprehend. Cool huh?

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Psychic Jazz Band
3/11/2018 10:18pm

Well, we finally cracked the cryptographic jazz-hash, and we're headed to Titan tomorrow!

We'd played our audition numbers inside out but still weren't getting anywhere. @Mr. Howl was doing his best with the arrangements, and his aleatoric angle proved to be an important key, but as soon as we gave it a cool ska back beat the whole thing lit up, and the portal opened up right there in the band room. It was ruly a window to another world--we could see the reception area at the Cephalopodia (the hotel where we'll be staying, which is connected to Titanic Hall, where we're be playing) and through the big picture windows you could see the hazy golden sky and mountains and even a cryovolcano!

So, we stopped playing right away to let the portal shut, and tonight we're packing and letting our parents know where we'll be. @Mr. Howl is getting in touch with our teachers, so we won't get marked absent. We're all meeting tomorrow in the band room during our regular Psychic Jazz Band class, with all our suitcases, and we're going to be playing the song, opening the portal, and heading through. We'll be sure to up date you on our trip so watch this space!

Psychic Jazz Band
2/26/2018 9:10am

Psychic Jazz Band Fundraiser! All this week in the cafeteria, we're raising money for our trip to the Quasi-dimensional Invitational High School Jazz Competition, hosted this year on the moons of Saturn, and we need your help!

Getting there is instantaneous (as soon as we crack the cryptographic jazz-hash), but we'll need money for food and lodging once we're there, and prices in the portion of the arcology built for our species aren't cheap.

So, all this week, drop by our table in the cafeteria, give what you can, and we'll give you a special jazz jingle--created there on the spot--which can help you with anything you need help with. Better grades? Better hair? The love of a crush who doesn't know you exist? We can conjure up whatever you need with our improv, and these sonic spells will be yours to keep, in exchange for your donation.

So don't forget your cash, and come see us in the lunch room this week!

Psychic Jazz Band
2/14/2018 6:08pm

To get a big enough sound, turns out we're going to need a lot more Psychic Jazz Band members. Do you play an instrument? ANY kind of instrument? The Yabahar? The Hydraulophone? Pyrophone? Singing Tesla Coil?

We might just need people to bang on pots and pans.

If you're interested and would like to join us on our field trip to the Moons of Jupiter Quasi-dimensional Invitational High School Jazz Competition at the end of this month, let us know!

Ability to read music not required. But applicants should have prior experience with telepathic instruction.

Psychic Jazz Band
2/6/2018 11:06am

Psychic Jazz Band going to the Quasi-dimensional Invitational High School Jazz Competition? Alright!!! It's on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and I've never been there so I'm stoked. It's at the end of the month, so we've still got time to practice, but the biggest issue is just getting there.

See, to accept the invitation, you've got to be able to play yourself to Titan. They've provided a general structure, which is like public key encryption. But we have to figure out our end. I got the invite myself but am trying to get @Mr. Howl to devote the time necessary in class to work it out. If it works, we'll all be transported to Titan and perform! It's like a dream come true.

Psychic Jazz Band
1/8/2018 11:40pm

Trying to get the Psyhigh Jazz Band to play Ska. Wrote out parts for the whole band in hieroglyphics, just as it was written out by the Ancient Egyptians when they first invented Ska. Generally the Psyhigh Jazz Band tends more towards Free Jazz, so getting them to accept this much structure is going to be a challenge.

1/5/2018 10:14am

Hey I just transferred from Ancient Egyptian Immersion School. They had a great Ska Band there, but Ska isn’t so popular here at Psyhigh. So I joined Jazz Band instead.

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