Why Being in Band is One of the Best Things to Ever Happen to Someone

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Band. A sport? or a big wad of talented people? If you’re a trumpet or on color guard, I believe what I’m about to say will hit hard.

I’m sure everyone knows a little about band. Whether it is that the band “plays at halftime” or that we “make lots of noise at pep rallies.” So, yeah, we’re pretty loud most of the time. But band is so much more than playing music, band is a second family for us. We all know each other and cooperate easily to make amazing music and routines. Sure, some band kids might disagree about all of us getting along sometimes, but in the end we all have each other’s back. In my past four years of band I have made more friends just by being a part of the Mighty Band from Tiger Land. I’ve made memories that I will keep with me for the rest of my life and cherish forever. From my freshmen year cruise to my senior year Mardi Gras parade, I definitely wouldn’t change a thing.

Being a part of something so amazing is a life-changing experience; we do so many things all together that we just get use to each other’s constant company. We are definitely not afraid to cry in front of one another because, like I said before, we’re all a family. No one judges anyone for what they might look like at band camp or how they just cried because it’s their last show to perform. Band means “together” and we are most definitely together (all most a little too much). From the endless hours of band camp to the ten football game performances and competitions at places half of us has never been, we never get tired of anyone. Sure, it seems like band kids have no “private lives,” but we’re used to spending a lot of time together and making the most out of it.

The SHS Tiger band has been a major part of my life for the past four years, and I’m sad to see it come to an end in May, but I know I will forever keep the memories and friendships I’ve made. So, march on, SHS, and cherish every moment of it!