I Am In My High School's Marching Band

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    Catch That Car!

    So, as with all horriable band stories; this one starts out during band camp. We were all down in the lower field marching around, doing our sets with no music, tryin' to look pretty or whatnot, when all of a sudden the band director stood up and yelled "Somebody catch that car...
    thewolfofwv thewolfofwv
    18-21, M
    Apr 4, 2012

    Just started summer rehearsals.

    Band camp is next week, so excited and depressed.. This is my last year to threaten rookies with my shoe for forgetting their music folders or mallets at home 😢 much sadness..
    ForeverAnOtaku ForeverAnOtaku
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    Yeah today at practice a girl got in my way

    as I was running with my sousaphone on to get back to set nineteen and well I took her out. She was face down on the ground holding her head (i found out later that she had a small cut on her forehead where I hit her). I mean yes I felt bad about it but that's what we're...
    AngelWithASecret AngelWithASecret
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    Excited about Lion's parade later this month

    but tired from today's rehearsal too. Let's go, Monarchs!
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile
    16-17, F
    Jun 2, 2015

    I am asked all the time

    why am i in band, why do i march? And why am i still in it if i am bullied, my response to those people is ... I have been in band for 4-5 years now, i have been bullied every second of it for being in band. But why should i quit now if i love it, i love the smiles on peoples...
    MyMarine101 MyMarine101
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    Our game tonight sucked.

    We lost the football game (which isn't surprising). I wasn't allowed to march in the show. I tripped while doing horn flashes during the entrance march and now have a lovely bruise on my hip and side :( I was yelled at for someone stealing my music sheets. My pills gave me side...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    band camp 2 weeks aways!

    cant wait to see my friends, but not looking forward to this heat, UGH! Still couldnt picture myself not doing this, cuz my life would be so dull and boring. but god i shouldve stretched and worked out alot more.......
    thatblackguyakame thatblackguyakame
    16-17, M
    Jul 10, 2014

    Just Beat The Odds!

    I am in awe right now. This was the final marching band competition of the season, and our bus driver doesn't show up. At all. We carpooled (at the last seconds) at least 6 miles in heavy traffic and got to the warmup area 30 minutes before we were supposed to go on. We got out...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2012

    so excited(and nervous)!

    first day of band camp and also first day of me being a captain.
    thatblackguyakame thatblackguyakame
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    At our last game we played at the halftime show

    but we didn't march and play because it was the first game. This coming Friday we're performing the same 2 songs with about 4,000 people there, marching and playing. The first movement is hard! Lots of backwards diagonal marching for me.. And I play the trombone!! In the second...
    meganthedreamer meganthedreamer
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    Im in drum line but i play clarinet,

    flute, and saxophone. This years show was Les mis and it was omg AMAZING!!!!
    justthatgaygirl justthatgaygirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    I am 5' 3" and 125 lbs

    and I am playing the tenor drum for our season next year. I played the cymbals last year which was fun but now that I will be carrying around six drums by myself I am going to show everyone that I'm not too small for this. Wish me luck! ❤️🎵🎶
    June4562 June4562
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    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

    Was anyway. In the famous Christ's Hospital

    School Military Band! For 4 years, I played in it at all kinds of events: Lord's Cricket Ground international matches, the Lord Mayor's show... it was great! Even If the trumpets kept hogging all the attention... -_- But being a tuba player, at least I got to play the biggest...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28
    18-21, M
    Oct 22, 2014
    Tazthebaby Tazthebaby
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014
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