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Marching Band is the best experience you can have in your life. You make the best friends you ever will. Nobody could replace this family.
Marching Band really does work harder then football. At my school, there is a football camp. It is from 8 AM till 11 AM. The band Practices From 7AM till 4PM. Last season, 5 kids had to go to the hospital in a ambulance because the band director worked them too hard in 101 degree weather. We get a water break every 2 hours, and it only lasts 5 minutes, then it is back to work. the football players have no respect for us. We have to practice in the parking lot. If The Band director doesn't like what we are doing he makes us do this thing where we get into a push up position, but don't push up. It is harder said than done. If anyone falls, he makes us do it longer. We have practice on the first day of school. Then, we have a practice every monday and wendsday for 3 hours, friday for 5, and then after the friday practice, we have a football game to preform at. Saturdays we have a competition, and sundays we have a 9 hour practice. Oh, and for the colorguarders, like me, and then some band kids who choose to, it is a full year thing. There is winterguard. Its Not quite as brutal. In winterguard, you have 12 hour practices. The winterguard season starts BEFORE the fall guard season ends, so there is no time for a break. The end of winterguard marks the tryouts for Fall guard.The band director doesnt work us so hard because HE wants to, but because we TELL him to.
by Maria00 December 31, 2008
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1. The most awesome sport on the planet...and NOBODY can deny it's a sport. We work so much harder than the football team...especially in the 90 degree summer heat for like 8 hours a day. Then once school starts, playing pre game, post game, and half time shows on friday nights, then going out to Pizza hut with the rest of the band until like 1 AM...then waking up for a competition the next day. TOTALLY more hard core than football.
2. The most awesome place to meet friends...it's basically like the giant marching band family. If you know people, great. You'll meet more. If you don't know people, you can't help knowing people by the end of the first couple days of practice. Then you see them all every day except sunday for the entirety of the season
3. The origin of the awesomest inside jokes that you and other band people will laugh at for years
4. The perfect way to find your inner hard core-ness. (haha.) But seriously, it starts to get painful...then when it's over you go brag about how painful it was
5. A group of students with basically no life besides band. You've got band camp, then practice every day after school, then a football game, competition or saturday practice like every weekend throughout the season...not really any time for a life.
1. *During band camp* It's so hot out...i want lunch
*After band camp* Band camp was so awesome!!!!
2. "Hey. Why are you sitting all by yourself? you look lonely. come sit with us."
3. "The sandwich isn't plastic, so I'm gonna eat it now..."
4. My back is killing me from holding up my mellophone...
5. Normal person: Are you going to the fling?
Me: no...I have a marching band show on friday and i have rehearsal on saturday...
by AwesomeBandGeek September 07, 2007
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n. and adj.

Marching band, simply, is a group of people who play certain types of musical instruments - notably, brass, woodwinds, drums/percussion - and march with them.

Some marching bands are comprised of people who have written these other Urban Dictionary definitions. Some marching bands are comprised of people who are offended by these other Urban Dictionary definitions, which in either case are describing far more than simply marching band.

Marching band, as a genre, is not limited by the season of the year; school, organization or community membership; age of the individual performer; musical selections or styles; and most obviously, level of devotion, values, character, focus, as well as hype or other nonsense. Just as there are good and bad performances, there are good and bad marching bands and good and bad members and players. All of these variables are determined by the individual marching band's membership, requirements and leadership/organization (or lack).

The general reader is advised to learn about marching band from people who are excited about marching and the playing of musical instruments, and ignore input from those who need or prefer to focus on other alleged characteristics.

Marching band instrumentation became focused on the three instrument classes of brass, woodwinds and percussion due to the combination of increased portability, durability and ability to be heard both indoors and outdoors. There are other sorts of instruments - notably strings, such as violins and guitars, and larger percussive instruments, such as pianos and harps, which are welcome in indoor orchestra halls but never became popular as a part of bands due to problems with durability and portability. Woodwinds are an instrument class which are sometimes eliminated from marching bands for these reasons, and such marching bands are more properly termed brass bands due to being comprised solely of brass and drums/percussion. Alternatively, woodwinds are often valued by other marching bands, whether due to the quality of their indoor woodwind players, their contributions to the total sound of the band in all settings, the desire to be inclusive to all members, or combination thereof. Such outdoor portability and performance utility no doubt contributed throughout history to the formation of what we know as a band, which can perform well both indoors and outdoors without a large scale change of instrumentation.

Marching band was developed by people who played instruments indoors who wished to play and perform outdoors, as well as people united by other interests and associations who chose playing band instruments as an activity. Examples of the former are musicians who play trumpet, saxophone, drums, etc.; examples of the latter include fraternal organizations and businesses (such as those who built the British brass band movement in the 1800s, or those seeking a method to advertise their name such as the USA's Goodyear Community Band).

"Marching" can range from a group of individuals merely walking together to the most perfectly uniform and military-styled precision, in step and in time with the music. The term "marching" is sometimes misused to signify other forms of outdoor performance.

In addition to the music makers, marching bands may have auxiliary units such as drill teams, dance squads, honor guards, color guards and other sections associated with them. These other sections may or may not be considered an integral part of the marching band, again depending upon the individual marching band.
Marching bands have developed in most countries over the past two centuries as a way to provide live music to listeners, both indoors and outdoors.
by songspirit May 19, 2006
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It's you goddamn life, learn it, love it, and LIVE IT!

When you're in band, you might as well say good bye to Friday mall hang outs, and hello crappy football team and totally awesome field show.

Marching Band is the only thing that people go to watch at football games pay close attention, the minute the band performs everyone leaves.

You Fool I am the band lord!

Tips for the little freshmen afraid of band... don't worry dearie you only got the drum major yelling at you to hurry up, you got upper classmen who will protect you during school day hours but the minute it's band time prepare for the worst. Oh and Tuba cases are not that bad you'll grow to get used to them by the end of your freshmen year.

Band is a bad-ass, complete awesomeness, heaven on Earth SPORT, that's right football team band is a sport and no one gives a damn about you, that saints born on Earth go because they are gifted with proper roll step, proper time, and good rhythym.

Once you're band you're in forever, if you quit you should go into hiding because you will be hunted down and force to march in the basement no one knows about at your school, it's a giant football field made by the Band god to make you march.

Tip: Don't make a piccolo mad
Tubas doing Soldier Boy is amazing.

Cheerleaders were made for the marching band, don't believe them when they say it the other way around.

LIFE = MARCHING BAND
Band Marching Love Life Marching Band heart god heaven awesome
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1.)Life
2.)Band room= your home
3.)Getting the latest gossip every morning after the 7 a.m. practice in the band hallway
4.)Hating the drum line and later realizing you can't march without them and they aren't that bad after all
5.)Going to school before the sun is up and leaving after it goes down
6.)Knowing that everything you say will be taken the wrong way
7.)THE BAND BUS!!!!!!
8.)Competitions=Fun
9.)Practice=Not so Fun
10.)Having a Director that thinks wearing only Hawaiian tee-shirts is a good thing even in the dead of winter
11.)Feeling bad for the freshman that sign up for the bus with the color guard and come off it coughing do to the hairspray and sparkles
12.)Being the only kids in school that can say "One time at band camp.." and are not making a movie reference
13.)Hate it while you're in it and miss it when you're done
14.)Don't mind changing in front of a ton of people
15.)Having weird nicknames like Wsssteve (the w is silent...sometimes) just because you can
The Band room Tuesday morning after Marching band practice. Tom: "Did you hear that Wsssteve stole the drum line bear." Kelly:"Yeah he had it with him on the band bus." Tom:"Hope he gives it back or the drum line might boycott the next competition."
by Alice=TheTromboneisAwesome!!!! November 26, 2010
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~A collection of the most amazingly perverted people in the cosmos
Bob: Why did Mary Sue laugh when I was talking about my zucchini from cooking class?
Suzy: She is in Marching Band
by HerecomesTreble January 19, 2009
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The only sport where no one sits on the sidelines.
wear all the hott guys are.
the best damn thing in my life¢¾
when we win we sing the pussy cat song...its the best part and makes you feel complete.
and everytime we win we storm the feild.
I LOVE MARCHING BAND!!!!!!!!!!
by Marchin_girly_66 April 17, 2007
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