Voltron Marching Band AU
This might be a little colorguard centric, since that was my section, so I’m sorry about that!
Okay first off, Allura takes no shit from anyone who says that colorguard is for “drop out cheerleaders“. You wanna insult her sport she will shove a pole in your hands and teach you what it truly means to spin. The only reason it look “easy” is because they’re doing their jobs. It takes hour upon hours of practice and death blocking to look this good. Her favorite piece of equipment is the sabre, it balances power and elegance in a way that just speaks to her. But she also loves tossing around a rifle when she’s stressed. Nothing is more calming than the sound of a perfect catch, she even tapes pennies to the ends of the strap so that she can hear it better. As I’ve said before, she’s the physical embodiment of “look like a beauty toss like a beast“
For Pidge, I’m torn between clarinet and colorguard. Maybe its because I’m a colorguard girl myself,but I think they’d really love all the technical aspects of the sport. They march clarinet of course, but during the winter season they are second only to Allura in skill. Except for when it comes to flag, its rather hard to toss a six foot pole when you’re a tiny smol baby with tiny smol arms. But back to marching season, they are the band directors pet. Their dot book is perfectly organized and they always have their music memorized on time. They swear like a sailor, but since they can’t swear in uniform they have to come up with a bunch of complex swears that aren’t really swears. Eventually the whole group stars to use them, even out of uniform.
Matt does a little bit of everything, he even manage to convince Pidge to teach him some flag tosses, and prides himself on the ability to get along with any section. He knows how to cheer up anyone and is your go to guy if you need a smile. He’s also the guy who caries around the metronome when the band runs laps. Loves Pidge to bits, but that doesn’t mean he gives them any leeway. He probably works them the hardest out of everybody.
Everyone loves Shiro, He knows how push the band through its rough patches and knows when they need to take a break. He wants everyone to do their best and often stays after practice to help anyone who needs it. He’s a master at one-on-one teaching and knows how to say something so that you understand it perfectly. Whether its breaking something down count by count or just repping it a hundred times, Shiro always knows what you need. He’s the go to person for when you need advice and is always there to help his band mates with their problems.
Hunk is the unofficial snack mom. You forgot to eat breakfast? Hunk has stuff to tide you over. Didn’t pack enough water? He brought an extra two gallon jug just for this. Dry mouth? Hunk has extra mints and gummis. He makes sure everyone is taken care of. He’s the steady rock that the entire band leans on. He isn’t the best marcher, its rather hard with a giant bell in your way, but he makes up for it with enthusiasm.
Lance is always tapping his fingers, he doesn’t feel comfortable if his fingers aren’t moving. He probably has the best tempo out of anyone in the drumline and knows how to do a million different tricks with his sticks. The only problem is that he’s super fidgety. It isn’t a true practice if Lance doesn’t fall out of attention and makes everyone run laps. Like most of the drumline,he spends a lot of his time around the colorguard. At first it was to flirt, but he quickly took everyone in as sisters. He sometimes joins them for dance block and helps with hair/makeup when he can. He’s a pretty average marcher, but gets super competitive with Kieth. Both of them get pretty far in drill downs, but often distract each other near the end.
Kieth can march like nobody’s business, when he’s focused he can best even Shiro. He tends to do rather well in the end of band camp drill down but always gets distracted near the end. Normally by Lance. He loves pushing himself and is the only person who actually enjoys running in 100 degree weather. Lance thinks he’s insane, but he loves the burn. He has a tendency to push himself too hard though and Shiro has to step in to make him settle down. He plays the sax, but doesn’t interact with his section all that much.
Coran is the head Band Mom tm. He goes to every show and organizes all of the fundraisers. Everything from food to games to uniforms must get his stamp of approval. He knows how to sow and helps the colorguard make their flags. He caries around an emergency kit filled with everything under the sun. Band aids,reeds, eyeliner, if you need it he’s got it.