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I Am a Band Geek

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    Woodwindsss!

    So yeah.. a band geek I am. I'm in every single band program my school offers, Marching, Pep, Jazz, And Symphonic. I've also attended MSYM (Maine Summer Youth Music) For one year. (Can't wait for next year!!!) I play Saxophone, alto being my default but I also...
    ashes2ashes92 ashes2ashes92 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Music Is Life!!!!

    Haha I'm new to this site...and I feel lucky already to find band geeks!!!!!!! Lol...anyways I am from El Paso, Texas. Band has always been a part of my life since middle school it has made a great man, because of the responsibilities that I have to take. I was part of Mountain...
    amonte92 amonte92 18-21, M Sep 20, 2012

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    Bari Babe

    i played in my school band for 7 glorious years: 2 years flute, 5 on baritone sax. i did marching, concerts, and went to honor bands. i have music flowing through my veins. reppin my fellow bandies, what what!
    fadedphoenix fadedphoenix 22-25, F Jul 14, 2013

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    Not How I Expected It To End; My Story

    If you guys are band geeks, or perhaps even know a true band kid, you'll understand how wholey it consumes a person. You become so wrapped up in the intensity of the band that it just takes over a piece of your soul in the most amazing way possible. I loved band, I still do but I...
    Anjellyca Anjellyca 18-21, F Jul 10, 2012

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    Oh, Band Camp!

    Band camp is a time for marching, learning more drill, playing new music, and......laughing at the football team? At band camp the football team thinks it's funny to laugh at us for everything. It's very annoying! Our band director and the football coach are close friends so they...
    bandgeek8437 bandgeek8437 13-15 Aug 1, 2012

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    Life Of A Bassoonist.

    Band is absolutely fun! I am an eighth grader & This is my first year playing in band as a bassoonist. Yeah, I am the only bassoonist in my band. It kind of sucks. Wish I wasn't alone. Well! I was at district contest once and the judge told me to Get friends. LOL. Funny right...
    iMusicGeekx iMusicGeekx 13-15, F Apr 7, 2012

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    It Has Ended. Class Of 2013.

    So band is like my whole high school story. I marched for 5 years since I was in the 8th grade. This is my last few weeks of high school band. It is bitter sweet. I had such an amazing experience. Throughout out these five years, I proudly can say I changed my high school's band...
    captainhope captainhope 18-21, F May 8, 2013

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    Yup

    I play the Jug. Quite well I might add. Yes, the jug I play. Deap breath..........a one anna two anna one two... Ah phoon Ah phoon, like that. I play the jug. Warshboard too. I'm multi talented like that. I am. A jug player. :)
    aHorseGoesNay aHorseGoesNay 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2011

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    Jazz Band Pride

    I play bass for my school's jazz band I've been doing it since freshman year I'm a senior now. Music was one of those things that always made me feel good about myself made me feel empowered and like I actually was a part of something. For once I never felt excluded I felt at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 26, 2012

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    "Equality" and "Nondiscrimination Policy" My ***.

    Even our school's state championship band is disrespected. We have earned literally hundreds of trophies over the years, enough to fill every trophy case in the school. Yet we are pushed aside to make way for the worst football team in southeastern Michigan, the cheer team that...
    FlittingShadow FlittingShadow 16-18, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    More Like "was..."

    I was a band geek from fourth through seventh grade. Band was my life. I lived for band. it was the one thing i did in school that didn't completely bore me to tears. it stimulated me and engaged my senses. this is what got me to realize that music would always be a part of my...
    3strikes 3strikes 22-25, F Aug 24, 2010

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    This One Time At Band Camp........

    this one time at band camp our band director told us "The only way to know if you know your scales is if you can play your scale and read something then when you're done be able to say what you read" and the tuba players said "but what if we cant read" and our band director was...
    bandgeek8437 bandgeek8437 13-15 Dec 14, 2011

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    In Love With Band

    Im an eight grader and ive been in my school band for 4 years. 1 1/2 years of clarinet and 3 1/2 years of BASS CLARINET! its amazing. im in love with my instrument. my school band has won many competitions and ive been to Mid-State twice. i love being a part of a group. Ive met a...
    keeganlove13 keeganlove13 18-21, F Feb 24, 2013

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    Band:)

    i started band back when i was just a little sixth grader learning how to play alto sax. i remember just learning 16th note were just so hard!!! now im a sophomore in high school and now they are what to expect in every piece you played. i play alto sax for concert, snare for...
    Snareline97 Snareline97 16-17 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    I love playing in band it gives me

    so many oportunitys and skills I can us... But the bully's don't see it this way... They just see a kid that is nerdy and quite... They see the freak when really I'm just a geek and proud to be... And to all the people out there that being bullied just know ever heart has a...
    Ilovepickles14 Ilovepickles14 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I Miss Marching Band!

    Marching band was amazing.  I joined my freshman year, and I had a really hard time at first, especially at band camp.  All the veterans knew exactly what they were doing, and I was completely lost.  I could never get to my dot in time, I couldn't make the right...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 Responses May 12, 2009

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    Im A Band Geek And Im Proid

    Im such a band geek .... i started playing clarinet in 6th grade half way through the year i started playing oboe. That summer i made 1st band at band camp.. last year i made all county and did a bunch of other stuff. But im going to try out for florida all state band this year...
    heather1243 heather1243 18-21, F Aug 15, 2013

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    Parents Just Don't Get It!

    When my mom and I were talking about priority lists, I told her that school and band was tied for first...she got mad at me and told me school comes first lol
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F May 28, 2012

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    At my school, the band geeks are kind of cool.

    We are not considered socially awkward, and virtually nobody bullies us. I play oboe in concert band, saxophone in jazz band, and clarinet and piano on the side. This year I was in show band and the pit band, so I was in every band the school had to offer.
    gracetheface gracetheface 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Confessions Of A Band Geek

    Music has always been my life. When I discovered band, it was amazing. I play any instrument I can get my hand on. I play guitar and trumpet for band, but when the director leaves I sneak in and play all the extra instruments. I'm not the best, but I adore it.
    guitar46 guitar46 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    New, Popular Music For Marching Bands

     Hello everyone,  just wanted to let you know about a new website that has up to date stand tunes. Real fun stuff to play.... music from Lil Wayne, Cupid, Keri Hilson and more. www.standtunes.com check it out! -Jeff
    BandoCommando BandoCommando 18-21 Aug 12, 2009

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    Our Marching Band Traditions

    i am a band geek, i have been playing in band since the 7th grade. i am now a junior. i am currently in my second year of marching band and i love it. just to let you all know where i come from.. we have one of the smallest marching band, i would say this year we have at least 20...
    DranaBanana DranaBanana 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    I'm a band geek. I play clarinet

    and and I love music and I've done marching band and I'm just your basic band girl.
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F Mar 10

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    Music Makes Me Happy

    For a kid who doesn't do sports and is only a little over the average in academics, band is perhaps the greatest thing I have ever done. For once I feel like I'm doing something that I know I'm good at and that I won't get kicked out because I can't do something. The band program...
    AngelusCuriosa99 AngelusCuriosa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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    I Love IT!

    Band has literally changed my life! I met my girlfriend there and we both love it! I play Bari Sax for jazz and marching...ANY LOW REED GIRLS UP IN HERE! Band has also helped me with my social issues which is even better. Without band I doubt I would be the person I am. Seeing my...
    JGLAH12 JGLAH12 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    Woah A Wild Clarinet.

    I play clarinet in my high school band. I am a "freshiie". And I get told I am amazing at what I do. People ask me why I am so good, to be so young. The answer is always "Because I love what I do. I practice. And I wouldn't be able to live without band." I love what I do. And to...
    iLiekYourFace iLiekYourFace 13-15, F Dec 15, 2012

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    This One Time At Band Camp...

    Last year at band camp I was new to the drum line. I remember running drill I was playing bass 3 at the time and the heavy bass dragged me back and i fell my band directer looked at me and just asked "is the drum okay?". I twisted my ankle that summer.
    Penelopekim11 Penelopekim11 18-21, F May 8, 2013

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    Now Going On Forever, Lol

    I've been a "band geek" for about 9 years now, and I love every bit of it! I've been in Marching band since 7th grade. It's such a rush when you come out onto the field and hear people screaming for you to do your show. I imagine it's just as fun as being on a stage...
    oobergoobergreengirl oobergoobergreengirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    I Am A Band Geek

    "band Geek" term so under rated. college football games? only reason seats be so packed are because people come to see the band perform and leave during the 3rd quarter. i am a Band Geek, i live,breath,eat,and sleep music. don't see my self doing anything else during my remainder...
    unbornsoul unbornsoul 18-21, M Nov 16, 2013

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    The Perks of Being a Band Geek

        It's easy to see that I'm a band geek. Band seems to just gravitate towards me. The background on my desktop is of my band, I have a section of my wall dedicated to my band, I own more band t-shirts than underwear, I revolve my social life around band practice...
    imyourxmistake imyourxmistake 16-18, F 6 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    Oh Band :)

    I'm a trumpet player. I love playing the trumpet. I spend soooo much time in the band room, I don't listen to popular music anymore because I like band music better and I'm totally okay with being out of the loop :) The happiness that music can give you is just amazing. I have...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Dec 1, 2011

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    Band Geeks Will One Day Take Over The World!! Mwahaha!!

    My name is Crystal and I am a MAJOR DIE HARD BAND GEEK!! lol! My band directors name is Jay McArthur(and he is sooooooooooo super sexy for a 45 year old.if you saw his pic you would be drooling!!) We call him everything BUT Mr. McArthur. We call him Mac, MacDaddy(that's mine...
    phanfan phanfan 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2010

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    I am in band and I'm in love with it

    so much I go to a band camp in the summer!!!! An I know...everything happens at band camp, lol
    Purpleroses75 Purpleroses75 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Related Experiences

    Band Geek- I remember being in the marching band, it was the best part of my day in high school on most days :) I played the flute all throughout high school and some in middle...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5

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    Geek in the pink is still one of my favorite songs. I miss the Jason Mraz that made geekin out cool with his "I love sex" button.
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F Mar 29

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    In some point I always fell for nerds and geeks !! XD Seriously there is something about them that attracts me but plz no math talk 😜 I new a lot of geek friends and nerds...
    ziaJamal ziaJamal 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm reluctant to go ahead and name myself a computer geek because I know only a few things; however, I'm currently working on a computer science degree so I can expand my knowledge...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    and proud. Any fellow computer geek out there?
    girlsdeadmonster girlsdeadmonster 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I being a geek cos I love every thin video games and I play video games 4-12 hours a day and I spend all my time of games on YouTube and I like pokemon ( mostly trading card game...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    though it says i'm 13-15 on my profile i'm 12 actually. I'm in band and choir and i love drawing. I do have many hobbies but for sure i love the clarinet. i played it for two years...
    band1285058 band1285058 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I am marching band I play alto n tenor saxophone I love band N music If there is any band nerds message me BAND NERDS R AWESOME
    Iamaweirdonproudofit Iamaweirdonproudofit 13-15, F Apr 4

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    There was a band back in the 70's called Riot. This band hailed from Brooklyn ,New York. If you want to hear straight ahead early power metal - This is the band Hughgo recommends...
    hughgo hughgo 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I was a part of two different bands in high school. The first one I'd actually been a part of since middle school - I sang, played piano, and occasionally played guitar. We...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F Apr 12

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    Actually quite a few. Growing up near a city with a massive music scene it was kind of inevitable I guess. I grew up playing in them, but when I was younger they never lasted too...
    Grant0306 Grant0306 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I love this band so much I have no idea how to express it in words.. This sounds so cheesy but they literally saved me.. It's just their lyrics expresses exactly how I feel.. And...
    nellyisawolf nellyisawolf 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    BMTH was pretty much the first metal band I've ever listened to. One of their shirts was also my first piece of band merch. I had my first everything with them pretty much. xD Haha...
    AshLovesLink AshLovesLink 16-17, F Apr 7

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    So yesterday my band performed at CARNEGIE HALL AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! My whole band can say we played and sang at Carnegie hall now and just omg I'm still in disbelief...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    this is my fav song from the band in this moment. i could see myself saying this. "Wh*re" I'm the girl you've been thinking about The one thing you can't live without I'm the...
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F Mar 25

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    PTV, BMTH, OM&M, AA, CTE, TA, ATL, SWS, WCAR, LL, BAAO, LD, GD, Para, P!ATD, FOB, ADTR, MCR, YMAS, TWY, ND, TSSF, etc. Anyone who listens to the same bands?
    frnkfrncsc frnkfrncsc 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    The other night I was trying not to cut.. So I locked myself In a room with out stuff. (Actually I had already but I was trying not to do it any more!) I started to panic and I...
    sadgirlwitharazor1 sadgirlwitharazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I realy miss this music, I grow up it. MTV was cool, and to see all these bands, it was a GREAT time be alive. As I sit hear listing to GNR I was full of hope and love,wish I...
    softailhd softailhd 46-50, M a week ago

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    I love rock music and I want to be in a rock band:Rock on
    Nyamal Nyamal 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    A funeral/atmospheric doom metal one. I would say i'm a decent song writer. I'm decent with singing, and I'm practicing to growl. I'm really serious about this Even a virtual thing...
    LaceinBlack LaceinBlack 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    They were my security blanket. My way of hiding and closing off the real world. I love books, I have nearly 200 of my own at home. I left many of them there. When I had to pack...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 29