Well, in all honesty, I would go to my brother’s wedding. I would beg and plead with my director to let me off for that one game. Marching band is a temporary thing, but your brother is going to be your brother for life, and you’ll be disappointed in yourself, and he’ll be disappointed in you if you miss his big day.
Some months ago I informed you guys that I was announced leadership in my Marching band, but in a separate post, I told you guys that my grandbig got drum major for my marching band!
Well that post didn’t actually post and has been sitting in the drafts for all this time and now he feels like I forgot him.
So here’s a big Congratulations to one of my best friends/my grandbig for being named Drum Major for the MKs!!! <3
Hey so, in case you were curious, my Big Sister is one of the drum majors for the Blue Devils, and I’m really proud of her. :)
Tell your director about it, and make sure that he makes it very clear that your words are his words, and you need to be respected and listened to.
Step 1. Don’t panic.
Your director will still be there, and if you’re a newbie, then he’s gonna have to understand that you’re not all knowing in the ways of Drum Majoring. Ask for help and try to reach out to drum majors for schools around your area and see what they say. You’re not alone.
AWWW YEAH!! CONGRATS!!!
Well, yes and no. I missed certain things about being T8, but it had more to do with the relationships I had than the actual marching. I enjoyed being a drum major (fr the most part) more than I enjoy marching. But I lost a lot of… “friends” in the process.
In hindsight, the people who were my true friends never really stopped talking to me, and I’m still best friends with most of those people even today. But at the time, popularity was a misguided goal of mine, and I found myself very lonely in the position of power. People didn’t like me for a number of reasons, But I came out a stronger woman and musician from the experience.
So to answer your question more clearly: did I miss being on the field? No.
Did I miss being with other members of my section? yes
That’s a problem that a lot of people deal with. I think you should still try out, but be very aware that you might not make it. The sound of the band needs to come frist.