Personal Essay: Pride Associated With Being In A Band

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Now, the pride that came along with being in this band didn 't just come from "being in this band", but it only was achieved because of the people who were a part of it with me. I met so many people that all shared my love for music and it showed through our performances. Every week, Tuesday from 5:30 pm till 8:30 pm, and Thursday 2:30 pm till 4 pm, everyone would come together and put in the work so that way when Friday night came around, we could sit back after coming home and have that overwhelming feeling of pride take over. I could have put in all my efforts and then some, but if nobody else did there would be nothing to say for our band. The seniors had to organize and teach the underclassmen, the underclassmen had to listen and learn, and…show more content…
If I ever had a problem, whether it be with music, marching, or even personally, I could look to my left/right and within a few feet, there would be someone who was more than willing to help. Respect was a big part of what made the band work so well together. We all respected each and listened to everyone 's ideas or their authority to override said ideas. This was a big factor in what made these people more than just my band mates, but also my friends and family. This week was a prime example as to why I am proud to say I was a part of a band with these people. On June 18th, 2017, the most recent band director of the Golden Hurricane Marching Band passed away. On June 20th, all current band members and a huge number of alumni came together outside the high school and played together as a band in his honor. People from all four years of my band career were there. I was able to play with the drum section leader I had as a freshman and drummers who were my freshman in drumline. The pride that came with being in this band never left me, even when I left it. Which, showed the same for others that night. We are a family, and always will

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