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    16 Reasons Why Band Geeks Rule

    Enough with the band camp jokes, already.

    1. This image of a chipped reed fills you with a morbid sense of dread

    2. You hate these:

    Ugh, the worst

    3. And love these (extra pencil holder, even!):

    Ah yes, everthing fits on these and doesn't tip over.

    4. You've tested cork grease as chap stick

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    Don't judge. It smelled so good.

    5. You had stickers on your case

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    So many stickers. Stickers everywhere.

    6. You've lent someone your valve oil

    Or borrowed it. Who needs a whole thing anyway?

    7. You've accidentally stepped in the puddle from brass's spit valves


    8. You know how annoying it is to have everything fall out of your case when you open it upside down

    Why can't they make the cases more obvious which side is up?

    9. You convinced yourself you're extra good at kissing because of your lip muscles from your embouchure

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    Oh yeah, pucker up.

    10. You know what each of these are for:

    Hint: not unclogging toilets. Although, I guess you could.

    11. You've stared at the Wheel of Fifths but still don't really get it

    No one will ever understand this. Mozart probably didn't.

    12. You know that some instruments are harder to play in a skirt

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    Dangerous choice here, lady.

    13. You know exactly what wet reed tastes like

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    Like wet wood. Or like woody tapwater. Either/or.

    14. You would NEVER call this a tuba

    It's a sousaphone, duh.

    15. You can walk like this

    Heel-toe, heel-toe

    16. You don't understand why these chinstraps have to be like this

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