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. So yes, I am a band geek.
    I don't quite understand why it's considered "geeky" to be a band geek. Our  rituals are the same as cheerleaders, stoners, and jocks.
    At West, cheerleaders are like a school of tiny fish. They all seem to move effortlessly throughout the congested hallways, separating themselves through their unvarying appearance of identical clothing, hair, makeup, and book bags.
However, It seems that band geeks are looked down upon for the exact same thing. We dress alike, sometimes even down to the same underwear and shoelaces.  Although our the fashion quality of our uniforms is that of a sausage rope  draped over ones shoulder in scarf-like mode, we still imply that same "togetherness" and "identity" that even the cheerleaders strive for with their matching textiles.
    And like the stoners, we have our addiction. I'm not sure if music can be qualified as an addiction, but it acts like one. The reason we join band is not for those uncomfortable shoes, or the pitiful sunburns- we join because we love music. Simple as that. Of course, our addiction doesn't cause brain damage or righteous aid trips (most of the time,) but it still provides that same feeling of euphoria and invincibility that comes with a hit. (Not that I know what that's really like.)
    Our athletic abilities rival that of the football team. Why is it that football players get admired for their talent of smashing one another till unconsciousness, yet the marching band is ridiculed for putting in 50 hours a week in rehearsal for your entertainment? Although they work hard, and show tremendous discipline, credit needs to be given to the band who still plays on even when the football team can't.
    So, give the band a chance. I'm a band geek, loud and proud. I work hard and know what it feels like to have success. If only people could see how rewarding and helpful it is to be in a band- the term "band geek" would become "band chic"
imyourxmistake imyourxmistake
18-21, F
6 Responses Aug 13, 2007

i agree almost completely i go to blue springs and everyone looks up to us. we are the one representing our school. in fact our football team gives us high fives when we're coming off the field and our cheerleaders cheer for us. almost all of the crowd cheers louder for us than they do anybody else. people travel around the country just to see us preform. go to youtube and type in blue springs golden regiment 2011 and im sure you will like us toooo. tell me what you think.

i think that thats absolutly true... i know im a band geek, im proud to be a band geek... <br />
we work hard, and we do our best, so, whats not to be proud of?

Yeah.. I don't know how that term came about... It's been 28 yrs ago for me and it was around then as well... But it's a fond term for us .. a badge of honor... We obviously love it because we still call ourselves that!<br />
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(as for football... we used to play Key Club and we always kicked their butts)<br />
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Band Geek (at heart) and proud as well!!<br />
Elaine

Yeah.. I don't know how that term came about... It's been 28 yrs ago for me and it was around then as well... But it's a fond term for us .. a badge of honor... We obviously love it because we still call ourselves that!<br />
<br />
(as for football... we used to play Key Club and we always kicked their butts)<br />
<br />
Band Geek (at heart) and proud as well!!<br />
Elaine

Mm, I hear you loud and clear.

wow... Everything you wrote is true. People don't appreciatate what we band folk do. I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing wrong with us...its everybody else. They are intimidated by what we can do!