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What Have I Learned from Freshman Year Marching Band?
Actual Line --- "One more time!"
Translation --- "Let's do this set 15+ more times!"
Actual Line --- "Not bad for 8AM in the morning."
Translation --- "That sucked."
Actual Line --- "Okay. My watch reads (insert time here), so be back at (insert a later time here)."
Translation --- "Be back in 5 minutes after a two minute water break so we can do these sets 'one more time'." (A/N: See first translation)
Rookie Camp (Day 1):
How to tell left from right the sophomore way. (Write an 'L' on your left hand and 'R' on your right)
That marching band sets NEVER seem to form something legible, oh wait, that looks like---Ah! Never mind; false alarm!
Rookie Camp (Day 2):
How to tell left from right, period.
Slow songs are your friends.
Duct tape can fix anything.
Piccolos sound awful when off-key.
That there's a reason people memorize movements/songs quickly; they repeat it "one more time" and