I Was In the Marching Band In High School

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    This One Time, At Band Camp...

    Umm... actually we didn't have "band camp" I just always think of that when I admit that I was a band geek in high school. Truth be told, I loved it. It was the only halfway fun thing about high school for me. I loved marching in parades. We were really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    Since Middle School.

    I was in band ever since the 6th grade in middle school. Haha, I'll let you know now, that I sucked; I was horrible! It wasn't until HS that I got really good at playing the clarinet. During my high school years, I even played the sax and flute for a little bit. My...
    allyrs allyrs
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    Okay, So This One Time, At Band Camp...

    Ah, memories.  I miss it, to be honest. Nothing quite like freezing your toes off early in the morning when the puddles you stepped in had frozen over during the night. Or the thrill of performing in front of a huge crowd. Or the camaraderie that comes from the blood, sweat, and...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2011

    Low Brass Section Leader 2014-2015.

    Being in band has changed my life in crazy amazing ways. The people that I've met as a result of band have grown to become a part of my family. The bonds you form while playing at football games, during late evening rehearsals, and during 5 hour bus rides are unbreakable. Plus...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    I Miss It So Much!

    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
    17 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    Yeah I was in band/marching band in high school.

    I know it sounds nerdy but it was actually really fun!! I enjoyed most of it! Haha the only bad part was when we went to competitions we had to change clothes into our band uniforms out in the open in football fields and stuff! Awkward!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    Good Times...

    i'm a band geek too from way back! i started playing in band in 5th grade. our band teacher hardly showed up for class and when he did, he slept. so if anyone wanted to actually learn anything we had to do it ourselves and teach others. i played flute. my sister had taught me to...
    AdaLynn AdaLynn
    41-45, F
    Apr 20, 2011

    The Best Memories of High School

     Well, really they're the only ones since I wasn't a social butterfly, popular, or a pothead.   but I LOVED playing in the marching band--and band in general.  we had exclusive access to football games [no pay] and got great seats on the 50-yard line...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2008

    Band Nerd

    Ever since I was little, music has captivated me. My earliest memories are of music, and more specifically, the high school marching bands in the city I was born in. I remember telling my dad as a 3 year old "Dad, when I grow up, I wanna play flute!!"  Later on, we moved to a...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Sep 7, 2012

    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 school. I remember being in the remodeled band room with all of my friends. I was the section leader of my section because besides me, only one...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson
    18-21
    Apr 5, 2014

    Music Is Life

    When i was in 3rd grade my parents divoriced.. So 4th grade i moved to a new school.. i had no friends, and i was going through one of the toughest things a child could go through... My first day of music class.. it kind of clicked.. i felt a connection with what mr krach was...
    MiremebeKamaria MiremebeKamaria
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2011

    Started In Dance Team

    I always played french horn in symphony and band, trumpet in jazz band.  When I was in HS, I was on the dance team. We would perform at half-time, etc.  I liked the girls of the team, and although I enjoyed dance very much, my passion was for...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Dec 21, 2008

    Most Nerve Racking Moment

    Every year my high school band went to two marching competitions, Zia Marching Festival, and Tournament of Bands. We had to travel four hours to go to Zia, and 1 hour to go to ToB, so all very localish competitions. One year, I think it was my junior year, we were headed up to...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Sep 7, 2012

    I Got Kicked Off The Marching Band!

    I got promoted to the 8th grade half way through 7th grade, which was good because it got me caught up to where I should have been (long story) but it did cause one problem for me: it meant that I was a year behind all the other 8th graders in band. When my new class started 9th...
    Pyramania Pyramania
    56-60, M
    Dec 18, 2011
    jillibelle3 jillibelle3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2014

    Go Band Nerds!!!

    I did marching band all four years of high school and I am going to miss it sooo much.  Though my band was never any good, I made so many friends and memories while in it.  I played the mellophone and every year I was forced to have a solo.  My fondest memory was...
    patti456 patti456
    18-21
    1 Response Jun 12, 2008

    I Miss It!!

    The one thing I miss about high school was how involved in music I was, and it was the most fun time of my life. Marching Band was by far the best part...the field show competitions we did, going to the Vegas and Timpanogas Invitationals, and I just loved band trips. We always...
    Andraste Andraste
    22-25, F
    Mar 21, 2011

    Unforgettable

    My freshman year in High School, I joined the marching band under the idea that there would be little difference between that and the mechanics of Concert Band. Memorize music, play my saxophone for some people, and get an easy A, right? I realized my vast underestimation after...
    Ecanus Ecanus
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

    Color Guard Actually

    I never played an intrument, I was just in the color guard. But those were the greatest times in high school. Even though I'm an extremely shy person, I forced myself to get out there in front of all those people and do well while having a good time. I wasn't half bad either...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 23, 2008

    This was me as drum major my junior year.

    I graduated but I'm going to miss those varsity football games and competitions :(
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    I was a 1 year marcher,

    and i loved every second of it. The friends, the experience, and the memories made. It was the first sport that I actually enjoyed, and was proud to be in. I would have been in marching band this year, and all throughout high school, but there were some issues.
    SixteenthNight SixteenthNight
    16-17, M
    Oct 11, 2014

    I Played Trumpet

    But I wasn't really good at it. I really wish I didn't choose to play the trumpet, but it was the only instrument the band teacher had when I was learning. I was in the marching band for several years and also in the jazz band, but I quit because of inability to play well. I...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 8, 2013

    My friend just sent me this terrible video.

    Hahaha agents how much I miss these memories we were all off from each other lmao XD http://youtu.be/LHvql-Xq_dQ
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236
    22-25, M
    Nov 2, 2014

    Brass

    I started out on trombone in 6th grade.  Because I had short arms and couldn't reach 7th position I switched to trumpet. I stayed with trumpet thru college and doubled on French horn. I still have my old trumpet.  I don't play anymore and last time I'd tried, I'd left...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    Heck yes! Played baritone all 4 years.

    lol and I don't even wanna hear any "one time at band camp" stuff!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 21, 2014

    Drum Major Auditions

    It was a spur of the moment choice, sitting in my sophomore year of band. As the band director called out for people who wanted to audition for the upcoming year, I raised my hand. It was surprising to a lot of people, but instantly I had friends and fellow bandmates come up and...
    swimminglove swimminglove
    18-21
    Jan 1, 2013

    Color Guard

    I started color guard the summer before ninth grade because I wanted to get involved with something semi-dance related in high school, but wasn't really into cheerleading. Unfortunately it didn't really work out because I did not like the new instructor, so I quit. In tenth...
    dancer2011 dancer2011
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2008

    I Use To Be In Marching Band

    I started band when i was in 6th grade, and i remember til' this day when i went with my mother to choose my very own instrument... i walked by my c;arinet and i knew then i wanted to learn how to play. my mother ended up getting it for me and i was so proud... My very first day...
    ruddlindsey ruddlindsey
    26-30, F
    Jun 1, 2012
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236
    22-25, M
    Nov 2, 2014

    I will never forget the experience I had

    through all four years of school. Three of my years was always on side lines. One year bass drum marching was not the best thing for me. I loved playing my bells
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014
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