Students who participate in marching band have a certain camaraderie that other kids just don't understand. Why? Because they experience certain struggles that nobody outside of the band community have truly experienced. Here are five moments when the struggle is only real for marching band kids:
1. Maintaining concentration through everything
Does anyone else know how many distractions there are at a game or competition? There's a million ways to break your concentration, but you're expected to have only one focus.
2. Weird tan lines
Sure, everyone gets the odd tan line here and there, but a day at the beach has nothing on days of marching band rehearsal. You've gotten used to never being tan below your ankles and possibly having annoyingly odd lines from straps and uniforms.
3. Waking up early
You've learned how to be a morning person out of necessity. While other kids struggle out of bed in the morning to get to class, you already have a head start thanks to marching band.
4. The burden of heavy instruments
If you play a heavy instrument like the tuba or sousaphone, you know a back pain unlike any other. On the bright side, you're a lot stronger than most people might give you credit for!
5. The challenge (and reward) of working on a team
No team relies so heavily on the contribution of each individual member quite like marching band. For this reason, you know the unique challenge of working with others. If one person is slacking, it affects everyone else. When everyone is succeeding together, though? The results are amazing.
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