A Marching Band Members POVA Marching Band Member's Point of ViewA Marching Band Members POV12 years ago in General Non-Fiction
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Put yourself in marching shoes for five minutes. Only five minutes. Ready? Here we go.
You're now a member of the La Miranda High School Marching Band and Color Guard. Cool title huh? You start off by giving up two weeks of your summer to attend band camp that runs from 9 am to 5 pm. During this time, for three hours you learn basic marching skills (how to march, how to turn, how to play and march, etc.). In the afternoon you break into sectionals, groups divided by instrument. There you learn the music for the field show you will be performing at every football game. After you learn the music, you must memorize it, along with six warm-ups, different chords, and various pep songs. Remember, this goes on for two weeks. After school starts, things are just about the same. Rehearsals are during zero period class and after school Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm. During each rehearsa