Personal Narrative: The Elba Marching Band

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For many years I have been known for being a very talented athlete. But what many people do not know is that I was once in the Elba Marching band. Being in the band has taught me a lot of things, like reading music, discipline and organization. The most interesting thing about the band was that we had to learn how to read music. At first this was a challenge for me, but I soon got the hang of it. While in the band, I played the trumpet. I chose the trumpet because It was a wonderful instrument and it was one of the easier instruments to learn to play. Trumpets come different ways and varieties that are built to play in different musical keys. The type of trumpet that I played was made to play in a B flat. Although I was a great athlete, the
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