Many people think we just perform for our football team. But there is a lot more to it. Marching bands have their own competitions that we compete at every Saturday of the season. And to prepare for it we practice ten hours a week and we usually start practice before our football begins their practice and we usually end after the football team is done with their practice. Before the year school starts we have summer practices every week that are at least four or more hours long. We even have two Hell weeks’ right before the school year begins and everyday of Hell week we practice for eight hours to learn our demanding shows. We do this because we put heart into what we love to do.
When I am in class everyone knew that I was a marcher. They all ready judged me before I got into the room. Usually I just sit friends that I knew before marching band and they understood why I like marching band. It was hard making different friends after I did marching band.
Second semester came around, same story; other kids were hard to talk too. But this time marching band season was over and second semester I did wrestling. Wrestling at my high school was a big deal. The team has had twenty- three consecutive league championships and during 2005-2007 the program won three California Interscholastic Federation titles. My older brother did wrestling when in high school and he brought me to a lot of the practices and I learned how to wrestle with the team. The team knew that I was in drumline and the team did not want me to try-out. But I knew that I needed to try-out to prove them wrong about judging people who were in marching band. It was surprising to the wrestling team that I was good as I was because the team all thought that I was some marching band kid with no athletic ability.
Doing wrestling helped put the stereotype of marching band to sleep at my school.
All four years of high school I have done marching band and...