Any Band Geeks? What did ya play?

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I started 7th grade on sax, but from 8th till graduation, i was percussion.
    in Marching Band, i was sideline percussion, then 2 years as Bass Drum.

    Our halftime shows each year were okay- first year was 60s rock with a Drum Solo during "Vehicle".
    Second Year we did musicals (meh.) I grew to hate Streisand tunes that year.
    Senior Year we did more of spiritual stuff, with "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as our big finish.

    so any band geeks wanna share their memories?
     
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    I remember we used to throw stuff at the band geeks during games. Popcorn and soda and chewed gum and stuff. Sometimes we'd do the matchbook-flick thing too, where you fling a match towards someone striking it against the whatever strip so it lights up in air and hits you like a tiny flaming-arrow. That was always fun watching them try to dodge or pat them out.




    lulz flaming-arrow.
     
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  3. Vexza

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    I used to play the clarinet. But I didn't like it for reasons I can't remember. Probably because I was too lazy to practice. xP
     
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    American Pie ruined Band camp for me.


    My niece goes every year and we had to bite our tongues every time it is brought up.When she says "this one time at band camp" It takes everything i have to not lose it.


    True story.
     
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    Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Cello, Bass.
     
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    the Trumpet
     
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    your a jackass, that's all i got to say, some of the most spirited people and awesomest people are in the band, heck that is where the school spirit is in our school, also this year's validitorian and salutatorian were in band


    anyways, proud bandgeek here, i've been in band since six grade and been marching since freshmen year. i am going to be a senior this coming year and for the past three years been marching with clarinet and finally going to get to march with my bass clarinet this coming year. i started with clarinet in 6th grade and transferred to bass clarinet the second half of 7th grade, and been playing it since except for during marching season, when i was forced to play clarinet until this coming year
     
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    wow you're a dick

    i played the trumpet then our director switched me to baritone, i play a lot better on baritone. i'm not crazy over band but i like knowing that it's something that's there. i'm not in marching band either. the band takes a trip every year to somewhere to play and have a vacation. last year they went to disney, this year (my freshman year) we went to busch gardens. band is one of the shining aspects of our kinda crappy school; the wind ensemble places high at festivals, the percussion ensemble got to go to indianapolis for a festival there, the marching band consistently wins awards against other schools, and 2 people in the wind ensemble went to bands of america or something, apparently less than 100 or so student in america go or something like that
     
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    Trumpet, best in my class too. I still play a little.
     
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    Percussion. Even played the trap set for the High School BB games. Had fun.

    Only story i got that i can fully remember is playing through a concert after breaking my right hand about an hour and a half before the performance. My teacher taped my drum stick to my right hand so i could still play.
     
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    It's "you're".

    Or more likely "you were", as it was like 15 years ago (oh god old man). Nobody else here ever did dumb stuff when they were in school? Nobody? Nope? None of you? Not a one? No?



    What an exclusive club I belong to.
     
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    The greatest instrument of all time...

    The...
    EUPHONIUM

    That shit was so fly.
    Fixed.
     
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    i wanted to be a band geek. fourth grade wanted to play violin for orchestra parents said nope. 5th grade wanted to play sax for band. parents said nope. 6th grade took piano classes in school. that summer finally convinced my parents to let me pick up a guitar and 7th and 8th grade did jazz band and the one basketball game we played pep for.

    so i guess i didn't really have the band geek go play competitions concerts after school etc. stuff. i played in bands throughout high school but not the kind we're speaking of here.

    but i showed my parents... now they pay out the ass for me to go to music college... hehehehe
     
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    Ah, band days.
    I started in fifth grade concert band until graduation from marching and jazz bands. Played (in chronological order) trumpet, baritone, flugahorn, tuba, some bari-sax, percussion and bass guitar.
    Band camp for our school (the band was only ever between 30 and 90 players, including color guard) was really close to American Pie. Honestly. There was more bumper-grabbing than in a body shop. We had some of the raunchiest fun, especially when the majorettes and flagline were involved.
    We also drank heavily before competitions. Half a gallon of iced tea spiked with vodka. Oddly, we won all the championships we ever entered in my six years in marching band. At least 90% of those comps were won buzzed.

    For the longest time, I was courted by the football coach to play linebacker and forget the band. I told him to piss off. After that, some of the more vocal jocks would pick on me and my band friends.
    Until...
    1. One of the douchebags got in my way during indoor hockey and I slammed into him and broke his rib. I looked down at him and whispered "you just got run over by a band fag".
    2. While being mocked as a band fag, I walked straight up to the QB and said "If I'm such a fag, why is it I get tail when we go on trips and you get to shower with guys?"
    heheh
    No teasing after that.

    In the end, and 20 years later, I still consider my band years to be the best of my life.
     
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    I was in band from middle school through grad school, in some capacity. I started out with the snare drum and percussion, moved to marching band in high school, was in a classic rock band in high school as well as the church choir on drum set, played drum set for pep band in college and a few paid concert gigs for the school choir (essentially I was the percussion section for that), and played drum set in the seminary orchestra.

    Oh, I forgot to mention that in high school marching band I played quad toms. People started calling me "Superquad", and the name stuck. Go figure.

    As a bit of irony, I ended up as the drum instructor at my old high school after college where I taught drum clinics in the summer and eventually teaching the drumline as part of the class during the semester. :) 
     
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    In 5th grade, I was in band playing a trumpet. In H.S. I played a guitar. In college, I played with Transformers G1 which I gre up playing as a kid...
     
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    SQ7- I respect the quad toms. My buddy was the lead quad in our band, and the sound those things could produce was great, especially in the hands of someone who could roll fast. Our cadance to go on the field was like a combination of Nuclear Assault and the Bangles (yeah, I know- odd), centering around the quads.
     
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    Played bass since I was 15, went pretty far with a band called Undecidead.

    Was a drummer for a little 3pc band called chicken dinner

    Play alot of speed metal guitar and keyboards now
     
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    Speed metal keyboard? Really?
    Damn, I shouldn't have stopped piano lessons when I was a kid.
     
  20. Superquad7

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    Thanks for the props. :)  My friends gave me my nickname, but I was pretty passionate about playing (I'd practice nearly 3-4 hrs a day, 7 days a week) in high school. Our first drumline instructor for our high school was . . . me :lol  First and last from what I understand :lol  Our school system would never spend out for things like that much. I only got the position for the time I did because our assistant band director retired and I was hired in his place. After I left, they hired the band director's daughter, who was NOT a drumline instructor :lol 

    That cadence sounds pretty slammin' :thumb 

    We swiped a cadence from the University of Tennessee that rocked pretty hard. :) 

    I'd like to hear some of your recent ventures, bud :) 
     

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