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Unformatted text preview: K risten Kern 2-26- 08 Marching Band Philosophy Mr. Mauck I started marching band in the summer before seventh grade. I knew from the time I was little, watching the town parades on Main St. that I wanted to conduct a marching band, but when I finally got the chance, I realized I had to start small. So I did color guard. I knew it wasn’t where the music was, but it was a start and I had years of experience in dance. My first band camp was hell. I had no upper body strength whatsoever and it killed when we went from five drop spins to five hundred. The ten pushups per screw up didn’t help either. All in all, it was harder work then I had ever put onto myself and it broke me. When I later became a drum major, the stress, both physically and emotionally, was horrendous. I didn’t get until now that it was completely worth it. One huge thing I absolutely loved about my 4+ years of marching band was the family I found in it. As a rookie my first year, I was immediately adopted by someone who I revere even to this day, though she is off in one of her last years of college and I haven’t seen her in at least three years. Her patience and persistence with me when I wanted to quit because I thought I...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 133 taught by Professor Mauck during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '08