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A few lines in this gave me quite a bit of trouble, or I'd have finished it sooner.
Kodama: I am thinking of letting Kamine conduct
Kodama: just one song at the "Tenrai Wind Festival"!!
Oura: Hold on, that doesn't make any sense, Kodama-sensei!!
Oura: This is a serious issue that concerns the entire band, isn't it!!
Kodama: It is... that's why we're having this "discussion."
Kodama: During our next concert rehearsal... I would like you all to perform one song under Kamine's direction.
Kodama: I've come to realize that... we shouldn't get worked up
Kodama: and blindly decide without thinking, as we've been doing.
Kodama: Once you've experienced Kamine's conducting first-hand as "musicians",
Kodama: I want all of you to decide
Kodama: whether to accept or reject him!!
Opus 14: Prog Rock
Kodama: Each section has 1 vote, and majority rules.
Kodama: Section leaders will get their members' opinions on the matter and decide whether they are for or against it "as a section."
Kodama: To prevent the possibility of a tie, the band president will also be included, making it a total of 13 votes! If the majority approves, then Kamine will be allowed to conduct one song!
Box: Section G
Box: Section F
Box: Section E
Box: Section D
Box: Section C
Box: Section B
Box: Section A
(below right column): For
(between columns): Decision line
Box: Section M
Box: Section L
Box: Section K
Box: Section J
Box: Section I
Box: Section H
(below left column): Against
(Toki): ...As it stands now...
(Kamine): Yeah... we'd lose.
Kamine: We have far too few definite allies.
(Toki): we have no choice but to get more than half of the band
(Kamine): on our side for this vote!!
Kodama: I'll just go ahead and ask, but is there a song you'd like to do, Kamine?
Kodama: We can still change the pieces for the performance, but...
Kodama: ...well, even if I say that, it would be hard on you to decide on the spot like this.
Kamine: Well, um...
Kamine: I... might... have one... sort of... maybe...
Kodama: You have one?!
Kodama: Please tell us.
Box: No, no way. If I say that,
Box: I'll definitely make her angry
Box: if I can take advantage of this opportunity even a little, then...!
Kamine: something like a "concert band arrangement of Kobiki-Uta"...
Kodama: Pure Japanese style, huh!
Kodama: It's a festive song and we have the sheet music for it, too.
Kodama: That might work well!
Oura: Enough of your fooling around, Kamine!!
Box: Crap!! She really did get angry
Oura: That's just a song you happened to see among the "final transcriptions", isn't it!!
Oura: Why bring up such a thing now!!
Miki: I am...
Miki: I am also against performing
Miki: that song.
Miki: At the... very end of that piece...
Miki: There is an unaccompanied... bass clarinet solo...!!
Miki: I couldn't handle... having a part where my instrument is the only one playing!!
Miki: If I were to screw that up again
Miki: If my reed were to make a squeaking sound...!!
Miki: A chicken like me could never do it!!
Box: Th...they just keep exploding!! Could his meekness have its roots...
Box: in... that song?!
Kodama: ...Since this is the conductor's request, I won't accept any objections.
Kodama: Please make your decision after the performance,
Box: I might have
Box: made a huge mistake... in my song selection?!
(white sfx): NUAHAHAHA!
Utebi: You really pissed Oura off now, didn'tcha, Kamine!!
(white sfx): DOAHAHAHA!
Utebi: You did it!! Oh man, you really did it!!
Kamine: Utebi-senpai, you're really loud...
Utebi: But it wasn't a bad choice.
Utebi: Oura's an underground super idol, after all.
Utebi: The girls who follow her around aren't just a part of the clarinet section!! Some are from others!! The so-called "Oura faction" is a major force in the band.
Utebi: She has the competence and organizational ability that could only come from leadership experience!!
Utebi: I don't get their feelings at all, though!!
(Utebi sfx): WUAHAHAHA
(left): Eh? No waaay
Kamine: It's Oura-senpai...
Oura: You can't play this part, Manami?
Manami: It's incredibly difficult... and I don't know the alternate fingerings, either...
Oura: I was thinking about that, and made these.
Girls: Huh? What are they?
Oura: The fingering chart in miniature book form!!
Girls: Kyaaa! They're so cute!! And there's one for everyone!!
Girls: It's so easy to read!!
Girls: Did you make these yourself, Megu-senpai?!
Oura: Take good care of them, okay?
Box: Oura-senpai still loves music, even now.
Box: that "person who loves music" is also loved herself.
Box: She's aware of all sorts of things and can adjust to them, and that has enabled her to keep loving music all this time.
Box: Those feelings gather people around her.
(on headbands): Megumi
Box: It's a mutual trust that's the complete opposite of this person...
Box: Her love of music remained the same, and the only thing leveled was her ambition.
Box: Then, at some point, she probably no longer knew if
Box: there was a need to emerge from the box she had created.
Box: Her irritation towards people who try to reach the outside
Box: is actually irritation with herself, for being unable to break out...
Kamine: I have to win over Oura-senpai,
Kamine: or this band is finished.
Kamine: I've got to break her out of that box...!!
Kamine: There's no time to waste... Seeing as I can't read the score, all I can do is keep listening to the CD and master it that way.
(sfx): Flip flip
(Kamine sfx): Huff huff
Kamine: For "Kobiki-Uta",
Kamine: don't... go with your usual alto sax...
Kamine: Play the tenor sax instead.
Kamine: I'm counting on you!!
Karin: The "concert band arrangement of Kobiki-Uta"
Karin: opens with an unaccompanied tenor sax solo.
Karin: Is he
Karin: telling you to play that solo?!!
Toki: He... can read sheet music now...!!!
Toki: That transcribing paid off!!!
Box: The day of the ensemble
(sign): 1st Music Room
Kodama: ...Alright, Kamine.
Kodama: Please begin.
Tuba: what about Tsuruno?
???: There's no contrabass.
(sfx): Chatter chatter
???: ...Skipping, huh.
???: He's sure got it easy, being the only one in the contrabass section.
Box: ...Don't... worry about that... Oura-senpai... showed up.
(Oura): There's no way I could skip out on this... I'm responsible for my section members, too!
Kamine: Let's begin.
Box: The 1st Movement, "Theme"... is the woodcutter's song.
Box: The clarinets create the sound of the saw, and then
Box: the stage belongs to Tokisaka.
Box: This is our real battle,
Box: so let's start it off with the right sort of sound.
(Toki): It's created a really tense atmosphere!
(Toki): I guess that was the "right sort of sound"...?
(Toki): Wait a second.
(Toki): Did he...
(Toki): speak just now?
Box: 2nd Movement: Bon Dance
(Utebi): Whoops... Hold back on the strikes...
(Utebi): while reducing the volume, right...?
(note: f = forte, mp = mezzo-piano)
(Utebi): He didn't say anything.
(Utebi): How did I understand what he wanted?
(Otowa): is this...?!
(Souma): going on?
Box: I understand it... I can... read the score...
Box: The image of
Box: the information within it is
Box: rapidly permeating my body!!
Box: There are too many things I want to convey!!
Box: There's no time to speak!!
Box: I have to make them known somehow!!
Box: Convey them!!
Box: Convey them!!
(baton strips, from right to left):
Don't rush the tempo
Bass part, livelier playing
Bring the rhythm out more
Trombones, make the sound stagger and sway
Tenor sax, punctuate each note
(???): It's as if... I can hear concrete directions coming from the movement of his baton...!!!
(baton strips): Softer
(???): Thanks to transcribing 1000 sheets worth of 100 songs and studying the basics of music,
(???): Kamine's "interpretation of the piece" and "emotions" are now much easier to convey to us!!
(???): In a real performance, spoken directions should be avoided as much as possible!!
(???): This doesn't even begin to compare to his methods so far.
(???): This is...!!
(???): Realistic conducting!!!
(baton strips, from right to left & top to bottom):
Play as one
Together with the clarinets
Bass part, carry the tension
Percussion, more forcefully
Box: This is a battle... With this song, I'm fighting... to win you over
Box: as an ally, Oura-senpai!!
Box: To do that, your strength is absolutely essential...
(left): Connect their hearts!!
(bottom): Conducting from the new, improved Kamine...!! Next issue, the conclusion of the "Mikitani & Oura" arc!!