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What the Marching Band season meant to me

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Marching band season meant the world to me because I got to know the pit and the drum line more. I found out that they are actually really cool people. Winning State-Finals was a really good learning opportunity because now that we got the feeling of victory, we are going to fight for the State ring even harder next year.

Getting to know the people in the percussion was really fun even when we were fighting with each other. The best part about it was the feeling of knowing we are there together and not performing alone. I felt that the percussion section was better at building each other up unlike the trumpets last year. I was always getting yelled at for my mistakes unlike when I was in the percussion.

The best part of the season was the team building days, which didn’t seem to happen enough. The percussion section went to someone’s house and just had fun and got to know each other more. I think since we did these team building days it made our music and performances even better. That made it seem as if we were trying to help each other instead of trying to take each other down.

The feeling of winning State-Finals means a lot to me because it means that I accomplished something rather than just showing up to school and not participating. Winning State is a great learning experience because we know how it feels to win and we will want to feel it again next year. I think that winning State has helped our school’s and band’s reputation by showing that we aren’t there to lose and that we are there to win.

The best feeling of the marching season was hearing our school’s name called last. The hardest part of State was stopping ourselves from screaming out loud with pure joy. I know when I heard we won, I almost passed out from the knowledge that all the hard work that we did wasn’t for nothing and that we didn’t waste our time.

The worst feeling of the season was at the beginning. Hearing Western get first made it seem that Western is impossible to be and that we had no chance of winning, but slowly we woke up from our slumber of State champions and started winning again. Even though we won State this year, we are going to have to try even harder next year because Western and every other school is going to be trying to drag us down and win State for themselves.

I think that without the drum majors, Lili Shaffer and Luke Hammond, and the Band directors, Mr. Muth and Mr. Henshaw, we couldn’t have won State. Without the Drum majors we wouldn’t know the timing and we wouldn’t know where we were in the music. I saw the Drum majors take time out of their schedules to help sections, and that has helped the band more than what they would think. The reason why is that they would continue to march or play their part wrong until band class. Having to help them would take more time out of the little amount of band class we have. Without the Band directors we wouldn’t know if what we are playing is correct and would be freaking out because without Mr. Muth and Mr. Henshaw the band would’ve had more stress and less time to focus on school.

The hardest part of the season was starting it because the freshmen didn’t know how to march that well and didn’t know how much it means to win State. The further the season went on, the more they realized that the whole band wanted to win State. The longer they marched, the better they got and the more they wanted to improve.

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  1. Matt Tucker on December 13th, 2017 11:22 am

    you should be proud knowing you guys won state that is a big accomplishment.

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  2. Layton Mygrant on December 14th, 2017 10:29 am

    Yeah I agree Cole! We had to put in a lot of effort to get that ring.

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Lewis Cass High School, Walton, Indiana,
What the Marching Band season meant to me