Recently, we posted the following question on Facebook and Instagram:
“To travel, it’s fun to meet new people that have the same interests as you.”
“As a marching band parent I think it amazing the way the kids learn an entire new pregame and halftime routine every year in just one week of band camp. My daughter, a high school senior, loves most the relationships she’s built in band.”
“The rush, the performing, the people that turn into families.”
“I think that marching band brings the whole band together because we all suffer together and sweat together and we go on the bus rides and sing songs and it’s a lot of fun.”
“Everything! A great place to learn and develop a lot of real life skills. Band will take you FAR!”
“I love being with people I can relate to and can nerd out about whatever pedal tone I hit mid-rep, or when they hit a high b-flat perfectly in tune, I love the feeling of working for months and then getting the superior at state, and to be one of the best in the state.”
“I like meeting all the people from other schools and becoming friends.”
“Working together as a team to improve, enjoying the pride that comes with success, inside jokes, bursting into song randomly, following traditions, bus trips!”
“All of the memories that are made together and working hard to get that 1!!”
As you can see, there is a common theme around the rewards of working hard towards a goal with people you enjoy being with. This one sums it up pretty well.
“Community, Friendship, and Support.”
It’s what we all hope to experience anytime we’re working with other people, in music and in life!