On The 12th Day of Band Camp, My Director Gave to Me:

Twelve dudes in drumline

Eleven fluters fluteing

Ten guard people leaping

Nine trumpets dancing

Eight clarinets crying

Seven freshman freaking

Six sax’s screaming

Five out of tune french horns

Four bassons bassing

Three dented tubas

Two loud piccolos

and some guy on the marimbaaa~


Anything music related
High school marching bands
Marching bands in general
Awesome concert band stuff
Such as music ^
Colour guard pictures
Horn line pictures
Drum line pictures
Front ensemble pictures

Literally anything that has to do with band.


Dear band,

You know, band is so powerful.
Like, the people that you are in marching band with have such a certain bond to you that is quite unlike others.
Because just look at the people in your band.
Some of you are gay, some are straight.
Some are hispanic, some are asian, some are white, some are black,
Some are conservative, some are liberal.
Some play saxophone, some play snare, some play baritone.
Some people have mental health problems.
Some people have physical health problems.
Some people are very shy and quiet.
Others are very open, excitable, and interactive.
You all are such different people but you all come together as a band.
And you might not talk to all of them.
Some, you may only talk to when you have to.
But you all are a band.
You all join this group and deal with all these people, probably more than with your own family, you practice for more hours a week than you’re doing homework or sleeping.
You count and count and miss step-off and “one more time” and “that was a good run” and forget your music and “wait, when do we release that toss?” and so, so much.
Like, most students go to school, and everyone has their passions.
That’s wonderful; passion is a good thing.
But holy crap look at the band kids.
From 93 degree (F) weather to 23 degree weather, they are performing.
Whether there are sixteen people in your band or 216 people in your band, you are there together, making music, taking the largest stage available, and performing.
And I just think that is really, really beautiful.

Reblog if you think marching band is a sport

or at least should be considered a sport

i mean really

  • we compete against other schools/bands
  • we do strenuous physical activity
  • we hold try outs for placements
  • it requires a certain skill (which can be taught)
  • it’s like one big giant team!!
  • have you even seen colour guard? they can double toss you

i don’t see whats so hard about marching band being a sport

School's don't care about their music and art programs .

If you are going to have an art assembly then please make it about the music and drama kids. It’s not the time to have student council come out to talk and allowing them to have half the time to talk about themselves and give the music kids 5 minuites.
You may thing I’m kidding about the 5 minutes but I’m not. Jazz band plays while school enters the gym. Orchestra 5 minuites, colour guard 5 minutes, concert band 5 minutes and the drama kids get 5 minutes for showing their part of hamlet. Then all this shit with student council. We have an hour long assembly for sports teams just so they can receive a trophy. 1 full hour for 1 sport team.
If the school actually supported the music programs they would allow us to play our songs without a fucking time limit! It’s hurts knowing that you work hard to make really cool music and you only get to play when people are walking in to sit their ungrateful asses down. Nobody will pay attention, they will sit down and talk shit to their friends and I fucking hate that.
I don’t think that a sports team at my school has ever done a fundraiser because the school just funds them when they haven’t won shit since the 90’s. I stood out in the sun in a fucking mattress costume trying to raise money for our poor ass band.

Reblog if you agree that arts and music assembles should be about art and music.


Hitler’s personal guard, the Leibstandarte, parade the streets of München in 1939. The unit provided honour guards on many state occasions, as well as providing sentries for the new Reichskanzlei in Berlin. The Leibstandarte was often in the public eye, and only the best physical candidates were accepted for this high-profile unit.