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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:26 pm 
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okay, so like i dont really know what section of the forum this should go in, so i'll just put it here.

what motivates or motivated you to be in band, colorguard, or drumline?

like, was it the performing aspect or the people or something else?

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definitely a lot of different things.
performance, participating and performing in an excellent program, love of music and marching, the people...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:09 am 
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i needed to play and get involved, drumline made it happen.

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When I was in band (many decades ago), the 2 things that motivated me were 1) a trumpet player who I thought was cute, and 2) my need to be competitive in almost everything I did.

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i remember it was towards the end of fourth grade and the JUNIOR HIGH (now middle school) that i was going to be attending in two years came to do a performance and show the different instruments that could be played to somewhat recruit incoming seventh graders. they also did a parade in front of the school, but i missed it because of a different recess or something (that part i forget).

i had my eye on the flute (i think i mentioned this in another topic before), but when we went to choose the instrument my mom made get the clarinet because i guess it was cheaper...

took the bus to the main high school for lessons with the band director for the next two years...then once a seventh grader tried to join both girls' basketball and marching band. wasn't very good at basketball, and eventually had to choose one or the other...being that i was much better with music than sports: i chose band...and the story started all there :)

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fieldshowqueen wrote:
When I was in band (many decades ago), the 2 things that motivated me were 1) a trumpet player who I thought was cute, and 2) my need to be competitive in almost everything I did.


duh. what trumpet player isn't?


i loved the competition... and the girls.

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Ex Nihilo wrote:
fieldshowqueen wrote:
When I was in band (many decades ago), the 2 things that motivated me were 1) a trumpet player who I thought was cute, and 2) my need to be competitive in almost everything I did.


duh. what trumpet player isn't?


You. ahahhahahaahem



I did it because it meant having a place to be on friday nights because of my social inability to meet people and my potential to do something stupid.

Also, I like playing music more than actually listening to it.

And my closest friends are in band.

And surprisingly, I have good music genes. I'm not half bad.

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senza cervello wrote:
Ex Nihilo wrote:
fieldshowqueen wrote:
When I was in band (many decades ago), the 2 things that motivated me were 1) a trumpet player who I thought was cute, and 2) my need to be competitive in almost everything I did.


duh. what trumpet player isn't?


You. ahahhahahaahem



I did it because it meant having a place to be on friday nights because of my social inability to meet people and my potential to do something stupid.

Also, I like playing music more than actually listening to it.

And my closest friends are in band.

And surprisingly, I have good music genes. I'm not half bad.

But, sadly, I have no sense of humor.


:p

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Ex Nihilo wrote:
senza cervello wrote:
Ex Nihilo wrote:
fieldshowqueen wrote:
When I was in band (many decades ago), the 2 things that motivated me were 1) a trumpet player who I thought was cute, and 2) my need to be competitive in almost everything I did.


duh. what trumpet player isn't?


You. ahahhahahaahem



I did it because it meant having a place to be on friday nights because of my social inability to meet people and my potential to do something stupid.

Also, I like playing music more than actually listening to it.

And my closest friends are in band.

And surprisingly, I have good music genes. I'm not half bad.


But, sadly, I have no sense of humor.

:p


That's too bad. :o

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I did it for the free hot dogs.

And because I had a precognition moment and knew that Hostrauser would cross my path in life. So, what better way to continually bug someone for 6 years of his life!!!

HE GETS ME!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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it's hard to get motivation for band on my side....i was in Riordan's band from San Francisco for four years....rarely did anyone look forward to competition or band events....seeming as we were all guys....which made it harder...

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In elementary, the junior high band came over and held a little concert at an assembly to lure kids into the band. The front row was nothing but blue-eyed, blonde girls with flutes. I wanted to be one of the pretty flute girls.





but I'm asian. I'll never have blue eyes :cry:


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sami_says wrote:
In elementary, the junior high band came over and held a little concert at an assembly to lure kids into the band. The front row was nothing but blue-eyed, blonde girls with flutes. I wanted to be one of the pretty flute girls.





but I'm asian. I'll never have blue eyes :cry:



awww hahaha...

the motivation thing is a big issue...anyone got anything that could interest 100+ high school boys into doing band? lol

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tooweird wrote:
the motivation thing is a big issue...anyone got anything that could interest 100+ high school boys into doing band? lol

Easy: convince as many hot girls as you can to join the band or color guard.


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I did it for the free hot dogs.

And because I had a precognition moment and knew that Hostrauser would cross my path in life. So, what better way to continually bug someone for 6 years of his life!!!

HE GETS ME!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

All I can think of right now is Mike Myers as Dr. Evil saying "You complete me." That was immediately replaced in my mind with a picture of Dr. Evil and Mini-Me, only Ryan's head was photo-shopped onto Dr. Evil and my face was photo-shopped onto Mini-Me.

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Hostrauser wrote:
tooweird wrote:
the motivation thing is a big issue...anyone got anything that could interest 100+ high school boys into doing band? lol

Easy: convince as many hot girls as you can to join the band or color guard.

He's at an all boys school. :roll:


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