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06-30-2003, 09:19 AM
How many people here are in band?

I am and have been This will be my 4th year in it. I am color guard. This year i am the tri captian. I am very exicted about this marching year. We have a great show... it has 6 movements. And Tood Marcocci is the writer. He is amazing show writer. This summer i am also going to DMA/color guard camp (if thats what you would like to call it. it is 4 entance days where you learn stuff to be a drum major or everything you need to know about sabre rifle or flag. If you go for color guard you have a show at then end. Also at this camp there is marching band, percussian, and twirling.

What about you?

06-30-2003, 10:01 AM
I'm in band!

06-30-2003, 10:38 AM
Yes, Unfortunatly i will be joining the marching band this year....

Mickey Mouse Kid
06-30-2003, 10:50 AM
I am in band :)

06-30-2003, 11:50 AM
Your not old enough to be in marching band are you? Run for you life so you don't have to join!!!! ;)

06-30-2003, 12:16 PM
i am in the color guard i quit band b4 it was to late and i still joned somethinkg that marchis lol!!

06-30-2003, 01:00 PM
I'm in marching band now:( ugg let's just say it's not my favorite thing to do. We have this guy who comes and "helps out"(he doesn't really)and he's like I'm not the devil and everyone's like yes you are! He is! I play trombone by the way

06-30-2003, 01:44 PM
Actually I was talking to mickey Mouse kid... and roxter ya i know it sucks

06-30-2003, 02:09 PM
I knew you were I was just saying because I never said I was...unfourtinatly I only get 4 more weeks off from band then more 9 hour brutal camp:mad: :( :earseek:

06-30-2003, 02:10 PM
...I'm in colorguard too...

06-30-2003, 02:28 PM
eh? why do you call it color gaurd?

06-30-2003, 05:18 PM
I'm in squads (colorguard) in the flag sqaud... my sister went to a camp like that last summer cuz she was captain.. all caps go to that camp and since i am only a soph. and only jun/sen can be caps im not going.. hopefully next year i will! right now i absolutely hate the summer pracs cuz all we r doing is DRILL and i cant stand drill esp in the summer weather!

06-30-2003, 05:39 PM
We just call it gaurd. and the winter gaurd is well called winter gaurd lol. God I hate band camp alot. Well it's not all that bad at times but when it's hott outside it sucks

Princess Aurora45
06-30-2003, 06:48 PM
I am in the Chamber orchestra if that counts. By the way what is the color guard (soz don't have that thing in the UK so I have no clue to what ur talking about)?

06-30-2003, 09:22 PM
They call it color guard beacuse we got the name from the people who guarded the flags. The flags where known as the color. And i dont know why we dont just say guard on here. i cant say i am a flag because i am a wepon too... so yea. I just call winter guard indoor because that is what it is people waving flags, rifles and sabres around inside.

06-30-2003, 10:42 PM
our drum majors are very scary looking. One of them has puffy lips and she's mean and no one likes her!:rolleyes: :mad:

07-01-2003, 07:49 AM
My DM is funny. The way he runs and he garbs different parts on his leg when he conducts (sp?) it is good fun. But the way that out director runs things is that even though you arnt friends with everyone you still really dont hate them all. and most of the time your friends with all the people in band. This is only because we go to band camp for a week and are force to meet and be nice to everyone. so all you people that only have a 9 hour band camp be happy. mine is 5 days long! day in day out with the same people 3 hours away from home!

07-01-2003, 10:19 AM
wow! we had it for 3 weeks last month then we have it the end of this month and in August for like 6 hours! I'm friends with most of the people in band. Lots of them I don't talk to but I don't really hate anyone.

07-01-2003, 10:22 AM
be thankful your band camp is only 5 days mine is 10days long and in 5hours long starting at 8am and ending at 1pm. and the best part is the first year marching people get food throne at them!! i was just exzagerating cause i am the firt year!!OH NO!!!

07-01-2003, 10:35 AM
ugg we have it from like in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon.and we get an hour lunch break. When my director talks his chin moves like an ocean(he's fat and he has like a triple chin) it's funny!

07-01-2003, 10:36 AM
ya'll have short band camp ours is long we have it for like 8 weeks!

Princess Aurora45
07-01-2003, 02:55 PM
Sorry this is probably me being think but is it like the CCF? The CCF is the Combined Cadate Force, it's like being in the Army, but on;y for younger ppl. We don't play music but we learn how to fire guns and wave flags.

07-01-2003, 03:00 PM
Fraggle Rock is the best! sorry I just had to say that...:o

07-01-2003, 05:10 PM
I'm in band! I don't know why yall are complaining, I love band! (most of the time....I complain about it a lot but I still love it lol) I play the clarinet.

Right now we're just practicing for the 4th of july parade...boring.:rolleyes: We just march around the track 10 million times to "build endurance."

Our band camp is an actual camp....like we go away for a week and stay at this church camp. We have at least 7 hours of practicing every day. We leave Sunday, have practice when we get there on sunday night, then practice monday-friday...we come back friday night and perform what we have for our parents. Then for the rest of the summer we have practice 3 nights a week from 6-9. Band camp really sucks but its kinda fun because all your friends are there.

07-01-2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by nsyncraider17

Our band camp is an actual camp....like we go away for a week and stay at this church camp. We have at least 7 hours of practicing every day. We leave Sunday, have practice when we get there on sunday night, then practice monday-friday...we come back friday night and perform what we have for our parents. Then for the rest of the summer we have practice 3 nights a week from 6-9. Band camp really sucks but its kinda fun because all your friends are there.

That is like me. I go to ca camp. this is my day...
7 wake up
7 to 8 breakfast that we muct go to
8:15 to 10:00 Marching where we march to a feild and drill.
10:30 to 12:00 symphonic and color guard is doing momvement
12:15 to 1:30 lunch agian we have to go
1:30 to 3:15 Marching (just like the morning)
3:15 to 5:00 RECREATION! thank god!
5:00 to 6:00 dinner we have to go
6:30 to 8:30 Symphonic and color guard doing flag work.
8:30 to 10:30 group recreation we have 2 dances where we HAVE to stay the whole time, we have game night one night, wednesday we have marching till 12:00, and the other nights we just hang out 10:30 is the earlest that you can go to be lights out is at midnight. and we do this 6 days

The first day we do everything after dinner but for rec we have orentation and the last day we have a show!

07-04-2003, 01:58 AM
I'm in band! :) even though it gets annoying, I still like it

I LOVE our DMs this year(maybe that's b/c all 3 of them are friends of mine...hehe!) but they are cool!

we have "band camp" starting August 1st until school starts...we have it every day from 8-12(2 hours of marching, an hour and half of playing instead) and it's not that bad and I'm section leader! WOO-HOO! and I have like 7 new people to teach how to march! and we got a new hott band director(he's like 24 so it's not like he's old...lol)

07-05-2003, 10:04 PM
LOL sucks to be you guys. Im in colorguard (rifle, ex-f(l)ag ;)) and our "band camp" is one weekend from like 5pm-9pm friday and 7am-12pm saturday. Im just glad our marching season is over. We're now entering the fundraising season! YIPPEE! Everyone send me money. Then we get to do halftime at football games. Nobody likes us then either.

We have never had hot people as DM's because only ugly people are in our band....seriously. I saw the one DM when he was changing on the bus after the awards ceremony (we obviously got last cuz we suck), and it was the nastiest thing I've ever seen. ICK!

07-07-2003, 10:21 PM
I used to be in band, I played the clarinet, but I didn't liek the clarinet, so now I play piano, but not in band. I feel bad for all of those who have to go to band camp and get up really early. I didn't really like band, no offence to you guys, It is just my opinion. I like basketball better. :smooth:

07-07-2003, 10:39 PM
This will be my fourth year to be in band! I'll be a fish in high school. Also, the high school band will be going to California :Pinkbounc :cool: !!! for their Hollywood Christmas Parade or something like that! I can't wait!!!

07-08-2003, 01:10 AM
im in my band...but not marching band. i play the flute. my schools marching band is really lame...there are about 15-20 people and the includes the high school and middle school. plus my band conductor is an idiot. he cant control us, cant conduct, and cant teach. our band used to be really good...last year. this year not many people actually try so our band is absolutely horrible (plus the music he gives us is even worse) ...which really stinks for the ppl like me who enjoy playin and arent taking band for the required music credit. i mean kids have done drugs in the class and he doesnt notice...not sure how you cant notice that one. unfortunately he was asked back (he was new this year) so i have three more years to suffer with the "evil band man" as he has been dubbed by my friend.