I Am In Marching Band

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 379 People

    haleybug81399 haleybug81399
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2014
    slickster511 slickster511
    22-25, M
    Sep 18, 2014

    6th place out of eight in finals competition

    with outstanding music awards. Our musicality is on point, but there is much to improve on, in terms of our marching, for our final competition next week.
    ZebediaLaukkanen ZebediaLaukkanen
    18-21, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    you know you are in marching band

    when all your room consist of is empty pop and water bottles from games, parades, and practices.
    nobody0608 nobody0608
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    TENOR SAXOPHONE POWAAA *throws sax in

    air* *gets yelled at by drum major*
    insomniastrikes insomniastrikes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    I love marching band

    but I'm always paranoid that I'll go out of step.
    Jason2001 Jason2001
    16-17, M
    Sep 18, 2015

    It's my life. I've tried to imagine myself in

    choir or in nothing musical at all. I can't.
    ewjamie ewjamie
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2013

    At the end of this week we are doing a squad

    comp. which is basically a skit each section puts together. This year we(low brass) is doing 5 days of band camp...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I had an audition today,

    I was so nervous and I had a brain fart on one of the harder pieces, I felt like a dumb ***.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    Sooooooo excited for band camp,

    however this is going to be my last year marching....
    nevermore278 nevermore278
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015
    ZebediaLaukkanen ZebediaLaukkanen
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    I am a member of my schools marching band.

    I am part of the precusion section and have been for over 4 years. I am a senior this year, and looking forward to my graduation It's going to be hard to let my marching band. I've spent countless hours with these dorks. I've made unspeakable memories with them (what happens...
    XyellowbirdX XyellowbirdX
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    Football Team

    The football team at my school aren't that great when it comes to winning but we still play for them even tho we know they are going to lose
    syllinea syllinea
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2013

    Marching Band... Ugh.

    What do I say? Y'all know how it is! Marching band, no matter WHO you are and no matter HOW MUCH you like it, Marching band sucks. I am going into my second year of Marching, and I'm dreading it. Yeah, seeing my friends everyday is great. But the pressure of being in MY marching...
    theshyone97 theshyone97
    May 29, 2012

    Colorguard at band camp day #9 I have managed

    to slice my foot open doing this stupid ******* toss involving your foot
    deleted deleted
    Aug 13, 2015

    Any one ever dropped the sticks with the snare?

    It's something you don't want to happen 😁
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015

    To anybody that hasn't heard the news,

    Mr. Vic Firth passed away this morning.
    brainiak13 brainiak13
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    THE MUSIC IS ******* STUCK IN MY HEAD To self:

    what did I have for breakfast Mind: *MUSIC PLAYS*
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    So today was our first full outside rehearsal

    in a little over a week due to excessive rain and hurricane Joaquin. Because of the multiple times my trombone and case have been wet, and the lack of material to dry it with, I found that my drill was completely soaked and partly covered with mold.
    savannahann savannahann
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2015

    Marching band is awesome!

    !! Woodwind power!
    marchdan marchdan
    18-21, M
    Apr 23, 2014

    Well, I Was In Band.

    It was actually fun, especially out of state competitions, and I actually have stories that start with, "this one time, at Band Camp..." like the time I bet this freshman he wouldn't snort pretzel salt, or the time guard captain almost marched into a pole on the...
    Satsujinkyou Satsujinkyou
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2008

    Got a competition in NYC this September

    so excited and nervous!
    kentlim00 kentlim00
    16-17, M
    Jun 27, 2015

    Today is our first competition of the season

    and I'm so excited! Go band! "WHO ARE WE?" " THE REBEL REGIMENT!"
    Imshysorry Imshysorry
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2015
    ughsame ughsame
    16-17, M
    Dec 3, 2015

    Well, this season was fun,

    I am glad it is over but I will miss it until next year. Because of joining, I now have better focus, am more into the band, and have a million stories to tell. Happy first year and I look forward to four more.
    Ben1888 Ben1888
    16-17, M
    Jan 3, 2016

    That feeling you get

    when you march onto the field before your half time performance or for a competition....I will never regret joining marching band. I wish everyone would do it. Its such an amazing thing and you meet so many incredible people.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2015

    So this is my only night off from band practice

    and I must say... Band is really fun! I've already been to 2 parties and we have our first show this Friday! HOLLA! TUBA POWER I'm actually marching trumpet but it still counts :)
    deleted deleted
    Aug 26, 2014

    I miss performing on the fields.

    😩 Next year needs to hurry up lol #colorguard
    yaniscottt yaniscottt
    16-17, F
    Mar 24, 2015
    jdavis63 jdavis63
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015
    brainiak13 brainiak13
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    My high school didn't March trombone

    so I had to march baritone, which is still great
    proto64 proto64
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2015

    I'm A Percussionist

    I'm a percussionist of many years. When I started marching, my director put me on base Drum. I've been on third for 3 years now. My new director (long story short, we lost our director, and a replacement) decided to then throw everyone into the pit (we're talking 4 people...
    jeff001 jeff001
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2013

    (Colorguard) sooo excited

    for band camp *fake enthusiasm*
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015


    ! And yes, I March with it.
    Genexus Genexus
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    Heading down to Alabama to an Audition Camp

    for Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. My very first Drum Corps Audition.
    VirginiaMae3 VirginiaMae3
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    Hey everyone. So, the drum major

    for my high school is graduating this year, and that means there will be try-outs for a new one sometime in June or so. The requirements to be the drum major are simple: 1. No grade limit (Meaning you can be any grade and try out) 2. One year of experience in marching or pep...
    JLester1700 JLester1700
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2015

    I am a seventh grader in a high school marching

    band. Everyone older than me says I'm "so cute" "so adorable" "so innocent" one freshman said "if I had a kitten u would be my kitten, but my kitten is dead so" okay that was a really blurry practice session... I just hate being called cute
    musicgirl696 musicgirl696
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014
    ArizonaLight ArizonaLight
    16-17, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    This is my first year in band

    and it was one of the best choices I could have ever made in my entire life
    sarahrosa2410 sarahrosa2410
    16-17, F
    Mar 22, 2015

    Well, actually, I'm in color guard lol.

    But I need to be a part of this group, because I love band kids c: I've come to realize, being in guard for the past three years, that all true band kids have this similar air about them, and for some reason, social anxiety doesn't exist when I'm with a group of bandies! ^.^ I...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2014

    I'm new to this marching band!

    I'm lovin it. I played tuba!
    kentlim00 kentlim00
    16-17, M
    May 16, 2015

    my band director is so bold

    and short, but he is so buff, hes soo intimidating!
    JakeAstoise JakeAstoise
    18-21, M
    Jan 4, 2015

    I play Sousaphone does anyone have tips on how

    to get louder right i used a balloon on my mouthpiece
    jdavis63 jdavis63
    16-17, M
    Aug 8, 2015

    For those of you who like to know everything

    all the time. I start band camp next Monday it goes from 8am to 8pm with a two hour lunch break. Which means I will only be on for a little bit every day. I hope anyone who often talks with me reads this so they aren't left in the dark about where I am.
    AngelWithASecret AngelWithASecret
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    Marching Band

    I have been in marching band for 3 of my four years in high school. It has been such an experience I have made lifelong friends who share the same interests with me which is playing an instrument and marching. Its just so great. I will always remember it and love it.
    Mandolf Mandolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2006

    HELL YEAH!!! ...

    HELL YEAH!!! Marching band is my life. I LOVE it. I play the flute. My biggest worry is that my parents won't let me do it again because they think it's a waste of time. But man, marching band made me who I am today.
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2007
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