Did you ever march in a band?

Smoky Valley High School Band - For several years now this band has marched in tailored suits and worn sunglasses and berets. Much sleeker than all the gold braid, brass buttons, and tall "bear skin" hats.
@GardenGerty (87785)
Marion, Kansas
May 12, 2007 10:24pm CST
I marched in a band in Jr. High and High School, because you could substitute it for PE and I did not want to have to dress out. I played flute. We had our annual All Schools' Day Parade,yesterday, in McPherson, to honor various aspects of education and to celebrate graduates. It is not your parent's marching band anymore. We joke that this school is just too cool, with their shades and berets. LOL
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14 responses
• United States
13 May 07
I marched in my high school band, I played flute until I was a junior and then I switched to French Horn. Ihave gone back and seen some of my high school's bands these days and they are nothing like what I experienced.
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@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
13 May 07
I did! I was a majorette in elementary. I enjoyed it so much. And I loved the uniform as well. I was so proud to be in the band and specially proud that people enjoy our exhibitions. But when I got to high school I got tired so I picked up a xylophone and marched for 2 years. Afterwards I passed it on to my sister.
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@amy0214 (1513)
• United States
13 May 07
I was in band in middle school and for half of high school. I played the clarinet
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• Canada
13 May 07
I belonged to a local fife and Drum band when I was in highschool. We played in several Santa Clause parades and thanksgiving day parades every year...Traveling around to do this. It was fun and we also made some money doing it!
@GardenGerty (87785)
• Marion, Kansas
13 May 07
That sounds like lots of fun.
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• Canada
13 May 07
It was a lot of fun!! :) Thanks for the discussion Garden Gerty as it has brought back a lot of great memories for me! :)
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• Canada
2 Jun 07
Thanks so much for the BR GardenGerty!:) I am glad that this discussion was a success for you also!!
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
14 May 07
I have never been in a band. I cant even read music. I always wanted to learn to play the paino but never did. Both my daughters were in band in Jr High and High school. I was so proud of them. I made sure that they had piano lessons also. So they lived out my dream of playing.
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@GardenGerty (87785)
• Marion, Kansas
15 May 07
I have lived a few dreams through my kids, and in some ways they have gone beyond my dreams. I have two kids that make me very proud. They are different from each other, but each was a precious gift to me.
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@GardenGerty (87785)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Jun 07
Check out response #9, my daughter. She does live out a lot of my dreams. I would like to see her contributing to some of the writing sites. She is really awesome, and I am prejudiced.
@finlander60 (1776)
• United States
13 May 07
I have never marched in a band. I have never even played in a band. I had enough trouble with walking and chewing gum when I was younger. You might say I was very uncoordinated. You would be right if you did. I think it all started when I grew 8 inches taller in the course of one school year. I think you are absolutely right. They really do look cool. Does anyone else have a comment?
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
13 May 07
No, we didn't have bands for students to participate in, nor did we have marching girls. I come from an indutrial town up north, & the only band we ever saw was the Salvation Army Band. There would have been a lot more in the way of bands in the city, although I don't think marching girls were ever part of the culture here. Other Aussies can correct me if I'm wrong. I imagine students can join bands, but mostly it would be done privately, not through schools.
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• United States
18 Jun 07
Sounds like fun, but I never did. I was on a float in the Rose Parade though. It was fun, but very cold.
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@GardenGerty (87785)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Jun 07
Have you ever started a discussion about it? I would like to read more about it.
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
15 Jun 07
yes, I was on the flag line! For two years, I marched with my clarinet in Junior High School, and then when I hit the 9th grade, I tried out for the flag line, learned to twirl that flag, and I was hooked. I did that all the way through high school and my first year of college.
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@rachael5760 (2455)
• Israel
15 May 07
I went to marching band for the same reason, I hated PE. I was playing clarinet and drove my parents crazy by practising while marching around the house. But our uniforms were something else. The school colors are blue and orange. So . . we had blue shakos and orange suits, even for the girls. Oy Vey. Anyone else who remembers Los Angeles: University Sr. High School Band?
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• United States
18 Jul 07
I'm In Georgiana High School marching band. Section leader of Percussion. I play Cymbals currently but i can play all percussion. I enjoy playing in the band. I love music and i like 2 creat new sounds and beats.
@GardenGerty (87785)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Jul 07
Welcome to myLot, I am partial to the name Samantha. Thanks for responding. (Sam to Earth, above, is my daughter)
@suscan (1959)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I didn't play in the band, I was in the orchestra, I played the violin.That really is a different look for the band, they look great. Different from when we were in school.
@GardenGerty (87785)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Jun 07
Response #9 on here is my daughter, she played cello.
• United States
23 Jun 08
I played bass drum at silverado high school i rocked the 28 in lol
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
1 Nov 07
Yes, I played lire. At first it was not comfortable, I was shy then. When I saw my family watching and proud, it made me a little confident. It was fun!