Marching Band Profession

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As captain of managing all equipment for rehearsals, competitions, and attending to all field duties necessary for my high school’s marching band program, I have learned that communication and organization is a pivotal aspect to group success. In my two-year tenure of being captain, I organized whole football fields to be painted every week during the season, transported marching band and color guard equipment which include sabers and instruments, and built a scaffolding. Throughout many competitions, the elasticity of my leadership abilities was tested with multiple time constraints. One time, a truck containing all the bands props had a flat tire and arrived late at night. Not only, did my crew have to move quickly, but they unluckily had

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