It isn't just about belting out a few bars, twinkling your fingers across the keys or banging on a drum. Like anything that takes a special talent to perform, music requires hours of practice and untold sacrifices. It also demands a particular passion to achieve to reach the highest levels of success.
And, in the case of marching band, an ability to learn complicated choreography, wear uncomfortable uniforms in the summer heat and remember all the right notes while playing in front of a massive crowd. All at the same time.
That's why all members of the four
Just as impressive were the bands' results.
Band members don't often receive the praise and respect athletes do from anyone outside their families and close-knit circle of friends. But all students, whether they take part in band, sports, student government or volunteer groups, deserve accolades for striving to do more and pursuing it with the passion that makes life interesting.
Kudos to every piccolo, trumpet or trombone player, drum major or member of the drum corps and flag or rifle twirling specialist of the color guard. We can't wait to hear and see what you do next.
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