I need to admit to all of you here and now that I am a band geek and will probably forever be a band geek. I spent the majority of my time in high school hanging out in the band room and a lot of my free time doing band things. While I technically didn’t play an instrument I was a big part of the marching band as I was in the colorguard.

Anyway, it was great seeing my band perform again…

Thinking back on these fond memories these are what I remember:

  • Getting pumped up for a big show with the whole band in a big circle, we even used to sing Only the Good Die Young.
  • Performing a flawless show and that sense of accomplishment, one I never really felt again but that’s ok.
  • The crowd giving us a standing ovation.
  • The kick of adrenaline pumping through my system when I’ve used up all my energy an the show isn’t over yet.
  • Proudly watching a video of a past performance and seeing it all come together.

Then again, I’ll also never forget:

  • The hours on end of practicing.
  • Running back and forth across the football field as Mr. Bunten always yelled “Do it again!”
  • Getting dehydrated from running around in the sun without enough hydration.
  • Dating someone in the band and therefore having to be around them for hours when you break up.
  • Getting an unfair score from a judge.
  • Having to still perform even during the rain and freezing cold.

Either way, still wonderful memories! I’d do it again in a heartbeat…as long as I could rest a little more and not be out in bad weather as I’m getting kind of old for that now.

  • Maureen Navadomskis

    Sounds like fun! The high school that I went to has an alumni band that gets together once a year to march in the big parade in town. You should get one of those together for your high school!

  • http://www.bluepaintred.com bluepaintred

    Did you ever go to band camp? This one time? In band camp

    uhm wait that might be a movie.

    I have never attended a school big enough to have band.

    My graduating class was a class of 19 kids.

  • http://pointless-drivel.com Mr. Fabulous

    Wait…what is wrong with Only the Good Die Young?

    Mrs. Fab was a band geek too. She maintains the band kids were always the coolest kids in school. I remain skeptical.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Maureen - if there is one band thing I never want to do again is a parade, they suck.

    BPR - I did in fact go to band camp but cannot discuss what went down there since I signed the agreement :secret:

    Mr. Fab - Did I say there was something wrong with it? I love that song. Band geeks are the coolest people in the world, I can vouch.

  • http://www.avitable.com Avitable

    I was a cheerleader.

  • http://jannaverse.blogspot.com/ Janna

    Even at the ripe old age of 37, I am still a band geek.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Avi - I can see that.

    Janna - It never leaves you…we’ll be band geeks even in the nursing home.

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