I Am A Band Geek

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.

  1. Maureen Navadomskis

    November 23, 2007 at 9:41 am

    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!

  2. bluepaintred

    November 23, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    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.

  3. Mr. Fabulous

    November 23, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    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.

  4. Robin

    November 23, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    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.

  5. Janna

    November 26, 2007 at 2:04 am

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

  6. Robin

    November 26, 2007 at 7:52 am

    Avi – I can see that.

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

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