At a bonfire this weekend surrounded by some of my closest “band” friends I realized how much band has impacted my high school career.
From the first day of rookie camp to the last day of your senior year, band is a part of every single day. You create friendships and relationships that change you as a person. You become a family.
Band teaches you life lessons. Band teaches you to work as a team. To multi-task. That early is on time, on time is late, and being late is something you shouldn’t be. That if you take things one step at a time you’ll eventually master it and overcome your problems. You also learn to read music which is like another language. Band programs your mind to think a different way.
But one thing I’ve realized the most is that everyone in band including myself complaints about band all the time, but the truth is most of us would be completely different people without band. Most of us would miss it if we quit like we say we are going to do all the time. I have no clue where I would be without band, the people I have made friendships with and the lessons I have learned. I truly do not regret my decision for joining band even if I act like I hate it all the time.