I Am a Band Geek

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 407 People

    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
    Mar 25, 2014

    I was in band from grade 6 to grade 12.

    I played the Bb Clarinet. Being in band opened my eyes to the depth and complexity of music and the raw emotion even a single note can have. I loved every second of it. It was challenging sometimes, but it was never dull. It's an incredible feeling to be a component of a larger...
    naturefreak1 naturefreak1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2014

    Yesterdays lesson was about breathing control

    and butt energy. Today the conductor was throwing grapes during the rehearsal , at people whom weren't playing the right dynamics and or not following his tempo. oh cant wait for Friday .
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2014

    So you know when you play to long

    and you chops burn.
    Mikey61899 Mikey61899
    16-17, M
    Mar 2, 2015

    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

    Well tomorrow should be fun,

    my friends in band love to tease you on your birthday...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 13, 2015

    I love the band I Monster.

    They are such a great band with songs like "Hey Mrs.", "Sickly suite," and "the holy man." Look them up!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 16, 2015

    Get this you guys. I'm a metalhead

    who was a band geek in High School. I played the Clarinet! xD Well i mean... i still do, but i'm not in band anymore, so it's all up to me now whether i bother to pick it up or anything. I do play it sometimes, not as consistently as i did when i was in High School. I've been...
    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2014

    I'm such a geek that I am currently listening

    to songs we are going to play for next years marching season
    tkhsbandgeek2017 tkhsbandgeek2017
    16-17, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    I miss marching band days.

    Trombone all the way baby!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    The cheek Jack bugg Good shoes Pegasus

    bridge Mgmt Arctic monkeys Damon Albarn Joy division Ultravox Tom Odell The kooks The drums Nevertheless Hurts The xx Messer chups Blur Ladyhawke The splendour
    baseyou baseyou
    26-30, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    People seem to get really annoyed of me

    when I talk non-stop about band. I mean.. I can't help it. It's just so fascinating.
    yxxxz yxxxz
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    May 8, 2013

    So most of my friends

    and family give me crap for being a band nerd but I love band. I play clarinet and I'm even trying out for first chair (wish me luck). Band is by far my favorite class and nothing ****** me off more than when some one is in band and doesn't even try. A band is only as good as...
    thedrwho thedrwho
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014
    haleybug81399 haleybug81399
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2014

    I am such a band geek the only part of summer I

    look forward to is band camp. And my last class of the school yr is BAND!!! I love my director he is so amazing!!.
    tkhsbandgeek2017 tkhsbandgeek2017
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015
    quirkyme quirkyme
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    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
    haleybug81399 haleybug81399
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

    yyaaa, concert tonight.

    gonna have a mediocre time :D
    spulunky spulunky
    16-17, M
    Mar 16

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    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
    18-21
    Jul 14, 2013

    I've been in band since 6th grade

    which I began playing the clarinet. now I'm a sophomore that is learning how to play the tenor sax, bass clarinet, trombone, and flute. I want to learn how to play the drums and bass guitar. so that's my band geekness
    coliebearr coliebearr
    16-17
    May 2, 2015

    That moment when band kids aren't cool at other

    schools and band kids are the most awesome people in ours.
    tkhsbandgeek2017 tkhsbandgeek2017
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    Hehehe BAND. I clarinet in the marching band

    and concert band (yes, that is now a verb in my mental dictionary). I sax in jazz band, and I sing in A Cappella. Aaaaannnndddd, I am a bit (at least) obsessed with band
    Dablugie Dablugie
    16-17, F
    Apr 30, 2014

    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
    AngeloJeda AngeloJeda
    13-15, M
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    Well, not really anymore

    because I switched schools and my new school DOESN'T HAVE A BAND! I really loved band. I played trumpet.
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    13-15, T
    Mar 17

    I am in band and play more

    than 8 instruments. I have to go back to school in July because of band. Yes, I'm giving up 2 whole months of summer, for you band. #commitment
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    I like the sound of all the instruments together

    and I look forward to band practice every week. :)
    christinaL6 christinaL6
    13-15, F
    Jul 19, 2014

    I love band. I play flute in the concert

    band/marching band/pit band. I've also done NYSSMA [solo] before as well as SCMEA [suffolk county band].
    blu3s0ul blu3s0ul
    18-21
    Apr 28, 2014

    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
    onlylogan onlylogan
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    Yep. I play Bass Clarinet

    and Bari Sax. I would love to hear from any fellow low woodwind players.
    Genexus Genexus
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    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
    crownedgamer crownedgamer
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jan 20

    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
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Aug 13, 2007

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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