itsmebecky14:

Ok, story time:

Ok, so my freshman year in high school was rough for me in marching band. I was bad at guard. And when I say bad, I mean I was BAD. I was only in 21 counts of the ENTIRE show, and it was the ballad, so I only spun a swing flag. My dad for Christmas that year have me a color guard flag and said “I only want you to be the best”. I spun that flag ALL WINTER. In the snow too! I was determined to get better. Then the next year my father past away. At his funeral, I approached my grandfather and said that I was gonna march Drum Corps, and I’m gonna do it for him (my dad marched in DCA for a LONG TIME). I kept that promise, and now I’m a member of the best color guard in DCA. Not only did I prove that I could do it and go from 21 counts to winning DCA World championships in guard, but I made my dad proud. This has been an incredible season with Fusion Core and I can’t wait for next year.

FSU FCCG14

In the practice room

Me: I suck.

Me: I've only had this piece since Tuesday, I don't suck.

Me: I suck. Maybe I wouldn't suck if I didn't miss that day of practice back in 2007.

Me: *nails passage* WATCH OUT HOROWITZ

Me: I could play this two days ago. Why can't I play it now?

Me: Maybe I should take off my ring.

Me: I CAN PLAY AGAIN!

Me: *messes up* Nope it's just me I'm bound to be a failed musician I will never have enough money for an apartment of my own let alone a family.

Me: *cries*

Me: *meditates*

Me: *succeeds at passage* I can do this!

Me: *messes up* No I can't...

The best asks, ever.

1: What eye color do you find sexiest?

2: White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?

3: If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?

4: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

5: Your favorite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favorite)

6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?

7: Most embarrassing moment from your elementary school years?

8: Most embarrassing moment from your middle school years?

9: Most embarrassing moment from your high school years?

10: Pirates or ninjas? Why?

11: Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet off the ground?

12: Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set?

13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?

14: What's your most favorite part of your body?

15: What's your most favorite part of your personality?

16: Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?

17: Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through?

18: Have you ever watched any major sporting event drunk?

19: What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life?

20: Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with?

21: Whole, skim, 1%, or 2% milk? (Did you know they make 1 1/2% milk?)

22: Which continents have you been on?

23: Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories?

24: Backpacks or satchels?

25: Would you wear a rainbow jacket? A neon yellow sweater? Checkered pants?

26: What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

27: If you had to have a cow or a pig, which would you take? Why?

28: If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be?

29: Longest plane ride you've ever been on?

30: The latest you've ever slept?

31: Would you buy a sweater covered in kitten pictures? Would you wear it if someone gave it you for free?

32: Do you pick at scabs?

33: Favorite kind of bean? Kidney? Black? Pinto?

34: How far can you throw a baseball?

35: If you had to move to another country, where would you move?

36: Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Vietnamese? Korean? Nepalese? How was it?

37: Small, liberal arts school or public university? Why?

38: A relationship with love or one with sex?

39: Do you eat enough vegetables?

40: Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers?

41: Would you scratch a crotch itch in public?

42: Do you swear in front of your parents?

43: Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween?

44: If you could change your natural hair color, would you? To what?

45: Do you want to get married? Have kids?

46: Do you use a reusable water bottle? If not, you should.

47: City or nature person?

48: Have you ever used something other than "makeup" as makeup? (Like paint? Markers?)

49: Can you walk well in high heels? Even if you're a guy?

50: Post 5 awesome things about yourself. BRAG AWAY!

squiet:

I’ve paraphrased what my band director had told us in response to complaining that there wasn’t enough pictures in the yearbook.
This is raw stuff. Because, as he said, band is paramount in all of students’ memories. Band is “the soundtrack to their high school career.”

The soundtrack to their high school career.

We blared out our school’s fight song as students walked onto campus for possibly the first time, and we are going to blare out our Alma Mater as they walk among their high school diplomas. Keep that in mind the next time you see your high school band or remember them.

squiet:

I’ve paraphrased what my band director had told us in response to complaining that there wasn’t enough pictures in the yearbook.

This is raw stuff. Because, as he said, band is paramount in all of students’ memories. Band is “the soundtrack to their high school career.”

The soundtrack to their high school career.

We blared out our school’s fight song as students walked onto campus for possibly the first time, and we are going to blare out our Alma Mater as they walk among their high school diplomas. Keep that in mind the next time you see your high school band or remember them.

arielvevo:

I THOUGHT I HAD A FAVOURITE INFOMERCIAL GIF

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BUT I THINK I HAVE FOUND A NEW FAVOURITE

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Pulse Percussion 2014: That Which Confines Us

WGI World Champions. Multi-Cam run of finals.

Enjoy and remember, everything is possible, you just have to keep trying.

The last rehearsal day in California with the Crossmen Cymbal Line. We took a moment for some Sunset Appreciation.

The last rehearsal day in California with the Crossmen Cymbal Line. We took a moment for some Sunset Appreciation.

I had a fantastic night tonight. I attended the John Williams concert at the Hollywood Bowl with my best friend (Alan) and his parents. They are my second family. Their younger son (Jeff)was in drumline with me throughout high school so they always attended football games and band/drumline shows. They would always feed us afterwards which I always appreciated. Since I was already friends with their older son, I got to spend a lot of time with the family and they definitely became a big part of my life. Alan is the only person from high school that I really talk to and see on a regular basis.

Anyways, back to the concert. It was absolutely incredible. I was at a loss for words by the time John Williams and the LA Philharmonic were finished. The music was so perfect. The entire ensemble was together, they were perfectly in tune, the balance was amazing, the soloists were phenomenal. I mean, I could go on about all the technical mumbo jumbo but really, the entire performance was just so moving. I am so glad I got to witness it, even if it was from the VERY last row of the Bowl. Honestly, it just makes me that much more impressed that I was a half mile away (apparently, or at least what I was told, and I’d believe it) and the sounds were still just as clear. I could hear all of the little nuances which impressed me the most. Fantastic job tonight and thank you for an incredible performance and inspiration. I know I want to play in a major orchestra or performing ensemble as my career. That’s what I’m going to school for. This night just helped me realize where I want to be and what it’s going to take to get there. And it’s going to be difficult but it will be worth every drop of sweat to get there.

We can see over everybody. #cheapseats #stillhappytobehere #HollywoodBowl #laPhilharmonic #musicmajorbenefits (at Hollywood Bowl)

We can see over everybody. #cheapseats #stillhappytobehere #HollywoodBowl #laPhilharmonic #musicmajorbenefits (at Hollywood Bowl)

Dinner with the Pickles before the John Williams concert at the Hollywood Bowl. #concert #laPhilharmonic

Dinner with the Pickles before the John Williams concert at the Hollywood Bowl. #concert #laPhilharmonic

marimbazn:

moonsilver—blade:

itsmebecky14:

fuckyeahmarchingband:

femalebridge:

ifiweredrummajor:

Best salute i’ve seen.

“Is there a trophy for best salute?”

Definitely NOT what I was expecting, haha. 

waS THAT THE FREAKING HOEDOWN THROWDOWN!?

I’m waiting for some BOA band kids to rip this apart

(Source: youtube.com)

This housing site is weird

amyplaystuba:

The gym is tiny

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There is only one shower head

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I have no idea how we are going to have ensemble on this field

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and I think they replaced the cook truck

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I found the ice machine!

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But this is my worst tour spread yet

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and what on earth happened to the busses!?

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Oh wait, I forgot

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I’m at home.