The Joy of Band Students, Marching Band!...Yeah right.

By: Hakai, Kellie, and various other band students

A/N: No offense to anyone. It's all in fun.

- Clarinets and flutes don't make good batons, too many keys. (Although, I have to admit, flutes make better batons then clarinets.)
-Something will always go wrong at competitions, no matter how hard you try.
-Don't leave ANYTHING on the bus(especially on trips) for you will probably never see it again
-Cheerleaders don't like band people, and band people don't like them in return. (Although I've known some band people who took cheerleading the next year....)
-Drums just don't sound the same anymore when you dropped the sticks 4 yards back.
-Never wear new shoes to band practice, no matter how clear the sky looks. They will get muddy!
-Don't try hiding anything in the zippered front of your band uniform.
- Trombones are only good for poking other band members in the back.
-Tubas go crunch.
- All marching directors hate the clarinet and flute section.
-There's always about five Sean's, three Michael's, and four Kyle's in every marching band.
-At all the rest stops, the boys line will always move faster than the girls line.
-No one really pays attention to the Drum Major.
-Riverdance is not a marching song.
-when the director says "lets run this through one more time," he really means "we'll take 10 minutes per set, then go back to the beginning 3 more times." (so true...)
-A 3 minute water break is really only 1 minute and 30 seconds.
-You can't always go by the yard lines.
-Diagonals will always be arcs, and arcs will always be diagonals.
-On long road trips, unless absolutely necessary, don't use the bathrooms on the bus.
-Everyone says they hate Marching Band, but you know they're going to join again next year.

-Don't use your clarinet bell to mark your place on the field. The tubas WILL crack it. (Kellie knows...)

-If you're standing near a Trumpet or a Piccolo (and you don't happen to play that instrument) in a really long set....I feel very sorry for you.

-Flutes and Clarinets hate the Trumpets, especially if the Band director favors them. (that is unless their going out with each other of course.)

-In order to play the flute, you probably should be insane. It helps. (In my band, the flutes slap each other's asses.)

-Clarinets hardly ever play the songs.

-The only time that the junk Band students are really good, is at a really big event (not including competition.)

-The tall/fairly tall freshmen always tease the short juniors.

-If you're a really junk marcher and I mean really junk, the whole band will know your name by the end of the season.

-The only thing Trumpets are good for is a cap holder.

-Last but not least: If you join Marching Band... You must be CRAZY!