Not band camp, but still band-related
by, 5th September 2009 at 04:48 PM (291 Views)
Alright. Just last night was my second game. I used to think that our uniforms were weird, but when you look at other schools' marching uniforms, I'm beginning to feel thankful that we just need to wear a fedora with a plume instead of a traditional marching band hat. Oh, and the field commanders' uniforms are badass. They're black. And according to my mom, they do some sort of salute to the audience, which is badass too.
Last night's game was Pirates versus Randomtown [/placeholder name]. And last night marked the first time ever in history that our two marching bands have played the Star-Spangled Banner together for pregame. For some reason, my parents though that it must've been really hard how our lines of Randomtown and Pirates band people sort of wove together and that we met beforehand to do this. But all the Randomtown people had to do was get in their correct places and stand at attention while we marched in between them. It wasn't that hard, and it came and went.
Before we all knew it, it was halftime. So we got in our lines and marched onto the field, then I used my newfound knowledge of a marching routine I've only worked with for less than a week and did pretty well. This too kind of came and went. And according to some upperclassman, I moved when everyone else wasn't moving, and even if you're in the wrong spot, don't move or it'll be obvious. I didn't move. I only moved when everyone else was moving.
After our halftime show, it was time for Randomtown's halftime performance. And we were watching them, and their formations weren't very complicated. It was simple seventh/eight grade-level stuff that we do on Band Night. But then again, their band has around seventy people in it, and we have a hundred and forty. So we can do more with more people. And their field commander had a really awesome pedestal. (Pic) We have two field commanders, and they have actual pedestals to stand on that have to be loaded onto the band truck and set up whenever we go for a visitor's game.
I've noticed that there are swarms and swarms of bugs at football games. I think it's the lights that attract them. "Oh, you'll be fine without bug spray! You're all covered up, so there's no need to worry about bug bites." Yeah. Tell that to me after we had to march through a gigantic swarm of them during block and got one stuck to my lip gloss. Yes. Ew. It was very nasty. So anyways, we had a good game and we won by a landslide (28-0), then the night was over at around eleven. Only eight more nights to go!
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