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22 Undeniable Struggles All Band Geeks Know To Be True

Please pass the cork grease.

1. The rivalries between band and orchestra were very real.

Sure, they are completely different but STILL. Don't even get me started on jazz band.

2. Double tongue is not a dirty word but does require a lot of effort to do.

3. Woodwind and brass instruments are very different things.

Every time one of your friends got it wrong, you'd reevaluate your friendship.

4. When you first started playing, you definitely thought this was chapstick.

5. Whenever you hear a score being played in a movie, you try and identify which instrument is playing.

6. Time, step, and tempo will haunt you for the rest of your life.

7. Waking up early is no biggie since you're used to crack-of-dawn call times.

8. You still remember the countless times you cut your tongue on a reed.

9. You secretly have Pandora stations or Spotify playlists full of scores and classic composers.

10. You're not grossed out by people spitting in public because you remember when you used to empty out your spit valve.

11. You immediately judge percussionists because they never kept rhythm and failed to keep their sound quiet.

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While they were usually the most attractive person in the band, it still doesn't change all the times you've had to say "softer!"

12. There's no drama like band drama.

13. You can still remember how to perfectly recite your scale.

14. You have fond memories of playing the recorder.

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Everyone has to start somewhere.

15. You always start walking with your left foot.

16. You know that playing a fun classic song will ease the pain on enemy turf during a game.

17. You loathe but also love "Hot Cross Buns."

18. You've mastered the ability to ride a bus for hours without ever getting car sick.

19. You can still see your parents' bored faces in the crowd.

20. Your poker face game is the best because of all the times you used to lie about practicing.

21. And if you played the sousaphone, tuba, or any other heavy instrument, you hurt in places you never knew existed.

22. But despite the wake up calls and all the practicing, you're forever a band geek and proud to be one.