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something that you love despite the fact that it consumes your whole life and that its basically a living hell.

its where you will have your greatest moments of your life. you meet the most perverted, funny people there that will be your friends for the rest of your life.

so pretty much besides all the fun you be having with the people you will have to know how to march. it A LOT harder than it looks. you have to think about so many things at once and it gets very, very confusing.

its very hard for the fresh man to learn how to march, and then you have to play and make little designs on the field too?

most freshman don't actually play while marching, just so they can actually march.

its a high school activity you will actually enjoy despite the confusion.

you love it so much you even like to march in the mud, rain, and the blazing hot sun at band camp.

you will learn to appreciate the dirty things in life, trust me.

you will love getting naked in front of everybody.

you will love the uniforms, no matter how many buttons and zippers they have.

you will have a family you actually like.

the band works harder than the football team, win more awards, and probably have more fun.

the best way to make friends your freshman year.

its a big group of amazing hilarious (yet perverted) people who can march in step, following a drill chart, while either playing music or spinning a flag/rifle/sabre

its One of the hardest sports that is often overlooked. yes, its a sport, get over it.

its pretty much one large family with lots of incest. Made up of the band, the drum majors, the band director, the colorguard and the, usually very hot, drumline.

it may be an excuse for not doing homework.

band members are subject to hear such phrases from the band director as...

1. "feet on the beat, feet on the beat"
3. "that's not attention!!!"
4. "this is a marching band, NOT a walking band!!"
5. "keep those bells up!! you're not waiting for a bus!!"
6. "left! left! left!"
7. "this is a fight song, not a lullaby!!!"
8. "come on, row that boat!!!"
9. "posture people, POSTURE!!!!"
10. "ARRGH!!!!" (and other crazy-pirate sounding yells)

in addition, students may hear various words and/or phrases from other students, such as yelling, chanting, and various profanities

better definition:

1. What people see: A group of people who devote every minute of every day to memorizing music and learning routines. They spend hours doing nothing on a bus to competition, work their asses off, sweat a TON, and get back on the bus. They sit on the bus being tired, sore, and unable to breathe because of the smell.
People wonder why we do it.

2. What really goes on: A huge family of band people spend their free time memorizing music and learning routines, with much cussing and perverted comments in between. They spend hours on a bus playing truth or dare, laughing, joking, sleeping, and making out against windows. They perform in HOT uniforms, sweat to death, but can't help but smile as they listen to the roar of the crowd. They climb, exhausted, back onto the bus, where they proceed to throw full water bottles at each other and have chugging contests. Many people sleep, and wake up soaking wet. Others continue to make out and play truth or dare, all while stripping, and in the case of the girls, sitting around in sports bras. They go home, sleep for 24 hours straight, and wake up eager to do it all again.

One band member in the marching band says, "You know, I actually DO have a life outside of band." The others look at him, look at each other, then one screams "Blasphemer!" and they all chase the rogue out of the bandroom.

"NO, I'M NOT MARCHING DOWN THE HALLWAY!" "ooh... well maybe i am"

"Band Ten' Hut (BOOM)......Band Horns Up (AND UP)......Mark Time Mark Lift Left - Left - Left Right Left -- Left - Left - Left Right Left......Forward March And......"

by bdizzlemuhnizzle July 29, 2008
Where were you Friday night?
At a football game, marching at halftime.
What about Saturday?
Marching Contest.
Practicing for Region Band.
Monday after school? Tuesday? Every other day of the school week?
Marching practice. Come on, you think I have another life or something?
by snaregirl August 21, 2003
1. A cult of the top students in the school, playing as one, moving as one, becoming one.

2. The greatest thing I've ever experienced.
Marching kids hate MB during practice, love MB during competitions, and miss MB when its over.
by Naked Ken March 14, 2004
1)The greatest extracurricular you can ever join. It's so kickass, and we work so much harder than the damn football team

2)The activity that consumes your summer.

3)Where all the hot guys are.
I have a marching band competition on Saturday. We're going to kick North Penn's ass.
by Christina October 05, 2003
1. My whole entire life.
2. The class I live for.
3. The after-school activity you actually enjoy.
4. What you look forward to all year long, and you even love marching in the mud, the rain, and the blazing hot sun at band camp.
5. It taught me to appreciate the dirty things in life.
6. The late night bus rides where you play games, sing cheesy songs, and make out with your bus buddy (hey it's dark, and ALMOST no one can see).
7. Getting naked in front of everyone and loving it.
8. Your real family, that you love and also want to do things with.
9. It takes up all your free time and you love it.
10. Something to actually be proud of, since we work harder than the football team, probably win more awards, and we have more fun. Plus, it's one of the only sports that has boys and girls. You can never go wrong with that.
11. The feeling of belonging to something.
At one band competition, we got to the school at 2 A.M. and got back at 4 in the morning the next day. I was tired, my feet hurt and I had five shots in my coffee just to stay awake. And for that 24 hours my home was the white tent where we changed, my family was the band and all my friends, and heaven was those styrofoam cups of burning hot chocolate and out sock feet stepping in rain puddles while we frantically changed into marching uniforms. It's the amazing feeling you get when you finish the last note of your marching show, and the sound resonates all around the stadium, and you snap back to attention trying so hard not to smile because you're so happy.
by twily-whirly-marching-girly May 03, 2005
It's a sport. Get over it.
Marching band is a sport.
1. My life
2. The best way to make friends freshmen year
3. a great place to learn music (no shit), marching (no shit part 2), balance, dynamics :-D , how to deal with others, leadership, reflexes, flexibility, and more and more stuff...
4. About the only thing in in a Band Kid's life
5. usually comes with a colorguard attatched... unless you don't have one, which was a good thing at one time but colorguardies are sweet and I'm glad my school has one again
6. A second home... I live in the band room half the year, the band is my extended family, my instructors are awesome, MM is amazing too
7. Where we learn to "March Like Gods" as Julio says
8. Where I learnded how to BS anything
9. and turn any innocent comment into a very dirty one
10. Hot guys... most, and then some ugly nice ones :-D
11. An experience everyone who loves music should have
1. Band is her life! We can't go to the movies, can't go shopping... she's always as band-this or band-that
2. I'd say 80% of my friends are in the band... very sad but i love it!!
3. She can walk instep with her friends down the hallway with a lunch tray on her head, and her eyes closed. She's humming and fingering the show while she's at it
4. I have no other life as you can tell
5. I love my guardies! You know who you are sweeties!!
6. "The band room is my home," said Laura
"... the band hallway is my patio... unless the janitor lady kicjs me out," said I.
7. Heehee ACC
8. Oh yeah, just do your facts paragraphs in Mr. Eiler's class on music... which he knows nothing about so you cant be wrong
9. I was doing the robot in class while the low brass was playing their groove in Magna
10. Colorguardies love band guys.. proven fact... and everyone loves drummers
11. My life is changed because of band and I'd like it no other way :-D
by Kaytee P January 14, 2004
1. a group of amazing hilarious (yet perverted) people who can march in step, following a drill chart, while either playing music or spinning a flag/rifle/sabre
2. people playing music in the stands at a football game or dancing to it
3.the hardest workers in the world
4. a group including brass, percussion, woodwinds, and colorguard.
5. my life
6 synonym:awesomeness
1. The marching band is hot!!!
2. the colorguard shimmied to wipe out, so the drummers were distracted.
3 those damn saturday 7 hour practices.
4. woodwinds are bad marchers, and percussion doesn't even dare to try
5 i have band practice 7 days a week.
by dani December 18, 2004