I'm in high school and considering auditioning for an independent drum and bugle corps because I want to challenge myself and want to pursue a future in the activity, however I don't want my friends to feel like I'm ditching the school marching band if I get in and have to choose between the two. Some people have said "never leave your school" or "you're only in high school once" but I also only have so many chances to be in a drum corps and challenge myself. Thoughts?
@clarinet-jesus and i are in agreement: do it!!!!!!
i totally understand how you feel. i’m taking college classes starting next year (11th grade) while still being in HS and i’m really worried how it will affect band and my friendships in school in general?
but i think in the end they will understand and even be proud of you for pushing yourself. i would def talk to them about it in advance and make sure everyone is on the same page but dO IT