When I began band back at the beginning of freshman year, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know if it would be too hard for me. Learning how to march and play at the same time seemed quite difficult. At first, I thought there was no way I’d be able to keep up with it all.
But once I started band, I absolutely loved it! Marching and playing at the same time wasn’t as hard as it looked, and the music, while always reasonably challenging, was playable. And whenever I had trouble as a freshman, upperclassmen were always willing to help.
I made a lot of great memories with friends in marching band- going to band camp, football games, and competitions. Once marching band was over, there was concert/ symphonic band to look forward to. These classes instilled a love of music in me, and I improved my playing more than I would ever have expected back in eighth grade. Although I didn’t continue with marching band in college, I plan to find a local concert band of some variety to play in, and I will always have great memories of my high school band days.