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    amongst my peers who were two to four years older than me. I did not know where I sat, and I’m surrounded by strangers. It was the first day of marching band. I man up to the problem, and ask another tuba player where I sat, she pointed with a smile. I put my stuff down, and with the equal beats of a wood block, this senior in the band says let's get set. I have no idea what any of that means. I am feeling self conscious, nervous, and clueless with what the day will bring me. I followed the rest of the band outside, and we started just walking with rhythm. For example if the song was fast then we would walk fast, to the beat of the song. I just lined up in the low brass section…

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    elementary school in the fifth grade by playing the flute and getting instructed by one of the best band instructor’s ever Mr. Hartz. But before moving on to the flute every little person played their first instrument which was the recorder where we played in the fourth grade. At this time music wasn't as advanced and the songs we played included lullaby type of songs including Mary had a little lamb, Hot Cross buns, and many more. Since I played band in elementary school starting from the fifth…

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    Marching Band History

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    The multiple techniques and performance styles of marching bands have developed over the past decades. The first school with a marching band was the University of Notre Dame in Indiana which took place in the year of 1842. The band formed and presented their skills even before the university’s football team existed, whose first season began in 1887 (“Notre Dame”). Throughout the years, band groups have become more and more competitive. Nowadays, there are several types of marching bands that…

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    Marching Band Strength

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    The Harrisburg Marching Tigers, in their third year of competitive marching, went in strong with the theme of “Rock, Paper, Scissors”. Starting in July of 2016, the marching band rehearsed eight hours a day for eight days. During rehearsal hours, the band learned and memorized specially composed music written by Tim Stockman and Matt Shervey, along with drill and visuals. When asked what the strongest parts of the marching band are, Jason Groon, the High School band director, says, “I think the…

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    Marching Band Reflection

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    To be in a marching band, one has to almost become one with the band. The instrument played is not a single aspect, but a part of a much larger whole that must be comfortable and confident together. When I first joined the band, I was not one of the more comfortable and confident people that fit in with everyone else. Most all band members are loud and proud of who they are, compared to myself, who always hid behind others and hated being the center of attention. However, almost everyone has…

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    Marching Band Failure

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    Although failure can be upsetting or even discouraging, it can be used as a wonderful learning experience. Failure at some point is inevitable, but it you have to make the most of it. I have been fortunate enough to be the drum major for my school’s marching band both my junior and senior year. We have yet to start competitions this year, but last year was not ideal for me as a leader or the band as a whole. We start rehearsals for our competition show at the end of June; this is usually about…

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    Marching band has been influential in helping me to develop into the young adult I am today. I have gained confidence and have responsibility and leadership through participation in marching band. Marching band helps shape me into the leader and adult I am today. Prior to joining marching band I lack confidence and feel self-conscious about myself. Participating in marching band helps increase my confidence and allows me the freedom to express myself through music. Before I used to not take…

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    plethora of notes in my opinion. But once I joined middle school band, that all changed. Sometime during sixth grade, I had the sudden epiphany that I need to pursue music for as long as possible, because it felt special. It still does. Though middle school taught me everything I needed to learn about music at the time, high school is the reason I’m writing this paper. Entering ninth grade as a five-foot-three biology know-it-all, Steve Conley, my current band teacher, introduced me to marching…

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    Marching Band is not hard or easy and I learned that throughout the season.Throughout marching band season I struggled a lot and I've become stronger with lots of things. I learned lessons that would be useful in the future. Also, I would like to you some tips about marching band that will help you a lot through marching band. In this essay I will tell you about my struggles, my strengths, the lessons I learned, and I will give you tips on how to become a better marcher. This what I went through…

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    If you ask me what I did before high school, I would tell you I sat around and watched tv. Throughout my four years at Brentwood High School, I have dedicated my time to Marching band. Marching Band is a time where friends come together on a field and play music together. Marching Band has changed me in so many ways. I have met so many new friends and people in just one hour. It has made me a better person and helped me with my school work. In middle school, I would always turn in homework late…

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