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25 Facts You Know To Be True If You Were In A High School Marching Band

"Why is that football team on my marching field?"

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1. You hated when anyone called you a "band nerd" or "band geek" unless they were a fellow band member.

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2. The most exciting thing about the beginning of the marching season was new half-time music.

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3. Your excitement for new music was only matched by your excitement for the new drills that went with them.

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4. And you low-key judged other bands that had simpler drills than you.

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5. Instead of worrying about an english or math test, you stressed about having your music memorized in time for your playing quiz.

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6. You did conditioning training just like any other sports team... and had no problem explaining that you worked just as hard as they did.

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7. Because of all the conditioning, you loved being able to sub out gym credits for marching band.

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8. You could always tell when someone was just walking instead of rolled step marching.

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9. You probably assumed any clear puddles in the band room were spit from the brass section.

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10. You got close with your squad... maybe a little too close.

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11. And while you loved everyone in your squad, there was still a little competition for chair positions.

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12. Your weekend plans usually consisted of a Friday night game and a Saturday afternoon competition.

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13. And thankfully there was usually a party after both.

14. You could always count on getting ~*hot gossip*~ at those parties, which your friends outside of band would never understand.

15. You developed crushes on fellow band members based on their musical talent or skill.

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16. And after working up the courage to talk to your crush during a water break, you tried using band specific pick-up lines.

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17. There were prejudices against specific instruments because of that ONE PERSON WHO FORGOT TO TUNE AND RUINED IT FOR EVERYONE.

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18. And the jealousy of another section having a better part was real.

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19. You had a love/hate relationship with any stand music that was converted from popular songs.

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20. During practice, "one more time" really meant "twenty more times."

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21. Every once in a while you found composer notes that explained exactly how you felt.

22. People made you laugh when they tried to talk about your instrument without knowing anything about it.

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23. Band camp wasn't as sexy as everyone thought...

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24. But of course, you had some raunchy stories.

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25. And finally, at the end of the day you realized band was a bonding experience that no one else would ever understand.