Oh god, what DON’T I love? I love learning drill, run-throughs before shows, going to MICCA, poker chips, band camp. EVERYTHING
Although, my all time favorite thing would have to be putting on the uniform and marching the show. The complete and utter concentration on the field, playing and marching my heart out. There have been field shows and MICCA performances where I’m so in the zone, I don’t remember half of the show.
Performing under the lights of the football field, it’s a thrill. To sum it up…
“You know that being in a band is the greatest thing you can ever do, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.” — George N. Parks
I was in marching band for four year, just high school. This is my second year being out of it and it breaks my heart. I will be back in one day, when I finally apply and go the college I want, but for now, I have to deal with just observing.
Oh god, I don’t remember the name of it. I’ll have to dig through my music for it. But we played it our freshman year for MICCA and it was AWFUL. The entire song wreaked of dissonance, and it was SUPPOSED to be that way. Ugh. Awful.
Stands Music - NFL on Fox. It was ridiculously repetitive and boring.
Show Music - The final song in the western show. Ugh.
Day 12 - What was your favorite band trip? - Disney my sophomore year. I loved it :)
Yup! Every year we went on the typical trips to competitions, which were no more than an hour and a half away.
My sophomore year we went to Disney World. It was amazing! The marching band got to play in Disney. We spent nearly a week there. It’s one of my favorite memories.
His quirkiness and the random ass things he would say without thinking. “I like minors.” “I was talking about caulk!”
He always seemed to pick a wide variety of music. Most of which left the band thinking “Wtf?” but it helped me personally to open up my music horizons a bit.
He never really took suggestions well. He can’t talk loudly, he just yells, so he sounds angry half the time. He tends to choose between drill and music. One always suffers more because of how he spends rehearsal time. The biggest thing is when he gets irrationally mad at students asking questions because he’s stressed out.
Considering this is his first job (provided a few years on it) I think he’s doing pretty well :)
A lot. But I’m not going to get into specifics. But the main thing was, they’re the leaders of the band. It is completely unacceptable for them to be getting drunk and doing drugs. You’re one of the top role models of the school. Don’t go out for drum major just because you think it will be fun. Ugh.
Some of them yes. Most of them no. I’m not going to get into this here, because you never know who is going to see it. But there were a few people who didn’t deserve to be standing on that podium.
My favorite drum major became drum major the year after I graduated. He was one of my two freshmen in the trumpet section and I was ELATED when he told he got DM.
Yes, I actually did like my band director. I didn’t always agree with the way he ran things, but during AP Music, he could be hilarious, and extremely laid back. He can be a bit awkward, but it just makes it even more fun!