Anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm the same age as you and I play flute, french horn,and I'm guard captain at my school. I'm from Kentucky, I go to a really small school though, only about 30 people in my marching band :(. Our show this year is called the Masque and it's based on the short story The Masque of the Red Death. It's really fun and our guard uniforms were bought from the blue coats 2012 show. So, how is band going this year? How big of a band is it? -GuardGURL;)

That’s really cool that your guard uses real uniforms meant for guard. I feel bad for ours sometimes because they usually wear ensemble type costumes and the only really guard uniforms aren’t even that colorful or cool. Maybe someday. 

I play baritone and I’m band captain of a 200+ size band. We’ve lost a few and gained a few. It’s been pretty great. We’re getting our closer on the field now and it’s been great with music. Our show is titled, “All Aboard” and it features songs with ‘Train’ in the title. Last year I helped come up with ideas for a good opener and we decided on opening with “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”. So far there is a lot more power in our sound than last year! 

Thanks for letting me hear about your band! It’s exciting to imagine all the benefits of being in a smaller band! I wish you guys the best of luck this season! 

fuckyeahmusicnerds:

accumulatio-artemis:

i may not be a music student but i’ve been working on repairing my love for music for about two years now, after my hands stopped working and i couldn’t be the musician i wanted to be anymore. a little inspiration from composers i’ve met and made music with is a welcome reminder.
thank you for the advice, mr. whitacre.

notes from ur admin <3

fuckyeahmusicnerds:

accumulatio-artemis:

i may not be a music student but i’ve been working on repairing my love for music for about two years now, after my hands stopped working and i couldn’t be the musician i wanted to be anymore. a little inspiration from composers i’ve met and made music with is a welcome reminder.

thank you for the advice, mr. whitacre.

notes from ur admin <3

coollyuncool asked:

Oh my gosh so we have a a decent sized band with 60-ish people but it's this massive family and the new freshmen are the children of the current section leader and everyone is related and the other parent is whoever the section leader dates and we've had band divorces and step-siblings and it's pretty intense but the basic thing is we are a family and it's great It's also a small town so some people are actually related

AWE! That sounds like perfection. We laugh at the idea of being a family, but I’m always amazed by the bonds certain people form with certain people and the unexpected friendships formed and mutual helping groups formed. My section is a prime example. We all love each other no matter what each person does or is and we’ve come to accept everyone in it and we’ve enjoyed having a new baby this year so it’s been really great for everyone! 

This is my family and I love them! 

Thanks for sharing! I always love knowing what happens across the states with different bands! 

Update:

So… I haven’t been as active on this blog like I was before because 

I HAD TO DO BAND THINGS 

I know that’s everyone’s excuse for not doing something now, but being Band Captain takes a lot from me. So much so that my grades are already sucking huge eggs. But anyways… 

I have big plans for this blog soon so stay tuned. 

I want to add some of my own art on here. 

And possibly do a Q&A session and make a short video since I’m getting good at editing. 

misterssex:

Okay, so I’m going to tell you about my marching band show because I’m having some feels. It’s called “Perfect Human” and it’s based off of Christina Perri’s song Human. If you don’t know that song it’s just the most sherlock/johnlock-y song ever and this fanvid is my life.

 So 20+ hours a week for the next several months of my life is just devoted to this song and I’m flailing.

Anyway, yesterday we got to see our logo things and guess what

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IT’S THE FUCKING VITRUVIAN MAN!!!11!!1!!!1

my band director is literally trying to kill me…

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curvedqueen:

Carolina’s kicker tried to start warming up while a college band was still playing their halftime show. Needless to say, the band kept doing their thing. (:

curvedqueen:

Carolina’s kicker tried to start warming up while a college band was still playing their halftime show. Needless to say, the band kept doing their thing. (: