From the beginning of my high school career, I have always been thoroughly engaged in all school events, clubs, and extracurricular activities. One organization in particular that has had a significant impact on my life and that I believe can and will contribute greatly to my success at Penn State is the marching and concert band, which has taught me how to be a leader and work to achieve a goal. I joined the band during ninth grade, and in complete honesty, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Up until this point in time, I had never read or played music before, and compared to every other marching band member, I was surely the weakest. However, I would not let myself be the worst due to being the newest.
“Why Marching Band Should be a Sport” By definition, a sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment, which is exactly what marching band is. There's is a scoring system, and after almost every parade with bands, there's an award ceremony where the bands receive their scores and find out their rank. Marching itself, with the choreographed movements throughout the performance of the band, is already physically challenging. However, the people in it are also carrying around their instruments. Some of them, like the sousaphones, weigh 30-35 pounds.
We finished practicing the routine and then it hit me, all of the sudden I was feeling nervous and afraid that I would mess up or not do the right thing or forget everything or especially bust my standing tuck. But then I told myself that I had to do it. The game started and my squad, the green squad, was up to cheer first.
Some people believe that rodeo is not a sport, but I believe that it is more intense than baseball, football, basketball, and anything else that tie into that matter. There is rodeo all over the world. From Brazil to Arizona, there are athletes that compete all around to win money and buckles. When people think about rodeo, the three main events that they think of are bull riding, barrel racing, and roping. Each event in competed in all over the world.
Later on, they included the American flag and a few more soldiers to carry rifles and sabers along with flag bearers (Usilton). In some parades, the band would normally play a patriotic song following the flag bearers, introducing the flag bearers to the marching band. They would also stand on the field at football games with the band while they played the National Anthem (Usilton). Eventually, the flag bearers began to move around and do drill on the field with the marching band during their performances. In the 1970’s flag bearers started spinning flags and tossing them in the air along with their rifle and saber (Sloan).
The band director ended up making where low brass wasn't a section, everyone was there individual leaders. Which Ozzy a hissy fit over, because he wanted the section to be whole, but in the end he got over it. At the end of every Marching season, we have a concert and play every song we have played that season and awards are given out. Due to all my hard work and practicing I got the “Most Improved”
One specific event that come to my mind that I am most proud of is leading my marching band for national championships inside of Met Life Stadium. With hundreds of fans cheering for the Central Bucks South Marching Titans, a feeling of pride had consumed me in a way I never felt before. The hundreds of hours my marching band had put into practice had shown through, destroying it 's original façade of mediocrity, breaking the limits, and pushing towards being great. Even coming in fifth place the overall accomplishment that my band and I felt brought a sense of success to us. Moving up in a higher division and making the top five out of 20 other bands in the country is something I will never forget.
Even though I was very successful in playing sports, marching band was the most impactful to me. Being involved in the marching band was a big wake up call for me. Practice was every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm, on fridays we performed halftime at football games, and on saturdays it would either be a 9am
He promised them that if they put on a great show tonight, they would gigs all across Vietnam. “It was hard as there was barely time to practise, but the girls were professional, although very unexperienced” mentions Dave, “They were undoubtedly talented. But whether they could keep it cool in front of a crown was the real challenge they had to face.” They must have faced it well as that saw them earnt them the job of touring to U.S bases in Vietnam delivering performances to thousands of men throughout the
The football game is mostly where the fun is. Homecoming could never get old so it’s going to be impossible to take that away from ICN high school. Our school is one of the best in the city and everyone love to our football games. Homecoming is where all the fun is at in our school. Additionally, you get to know more about your school.
Rebekah Woods, a third year front ensemble member and eleventh grader quoted the movie Drumline, saying, “One band, One sound.” Band members have similar mannerisms, such as walking in time when not in band and making simple songs or beats outside of practice. Around each other, band members lose most inhibitions they have at school and enjoy the presence of other band members before practice. The 2015 Mighty Trojan Marching Band Alongside football games, the Mighty Trojan Marching Band attends many competitions throughout the marching season. Bands true mettle are shown on the field. Competitions are a highlight for many members of the band, since they are filled with rival bands, food and music.
As I walked thru to the field I could not believe how big it actually was I knew that it was big on the outside but when you walk in, and see all the people it just blows your mind. I have not seen this many people in one place in my entire life. As you look out in the crowed all you see is a sea of red and gold. The band takes the field to get the crowed ready for the game. You can feel the roar of the crowd as the team enters the field.