Band Geek

Britt has finally decided to commit to playing in the marching band next year!  I know, she will be a band geek.  I will even get to start using the, “One time, at band camp” line!  But really, it is a great thing for the kid.  They start practicing in the summer which gives her something to do rather than sitting around and watching television.  It is exercise, it keeps her involved in school and practicing her instrument and it looks great on college applications.

We have talked about marching band since last fall.  She has gone back and forth on if she actually wants to participate next year.  Most of the band is already in high school, so she will be one of the youngest members as she will only be in eighth grade.  But her concerns are for other reasons; she wants to participate in volleyball or cross country.  Her main concern has been that she isn’t able to hang out with friends at football games.

Today, however, she decided to commit.  The people from high school came to recruit new members.  They assured her that, if she decided to do either sport, they would work with her.  They got her excited.  Now she is even talking about being a band major here in a few years.

I am going to pay for the deposit to hold her spot tomorrow.  I am not going to give the kid a chance to over think her decision.  I am looking forward to lots of football games and band competitions later this year!


2 Responses to “Band Geek”

  1. March 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I remember when I was in high school, a couple girls from my cheerleading squad and even one football player were also in the marching band. They would just rush over to join in the band and wear their football/cheerleading uniforms instead of the band uniform. It seems high schools are willing to work with the students for the sake of involvement. Good for your daughter!

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