Why I Love Marching Band

 What Students Are Saying About Marching Band

  • Marching Band is important to me because I belong there and it's like a home at school where it's safe.
  • Marching Band has instilled a sense of determination and dedication in me that I didn't have before.
  • I like Marching Band because of the unique combination of athleticism and music.
  • Marching band taught me that music brings people together like nothing else in highschool does.
  • Marching band is important because it teaches you what a classroom cannot. It teaches ultimate respect, trustworthiness, hard work, and most importantly how to work with a team. It teaches dependence, friendship, and competition in a healthy way. It's also the tightest-knit family in the school. :)
  • I LOVE marching band because of the atmosphere. I love that we work so hard and although people don't necessarily give us the credit we deserve, we are all truly in it together. We're a family, we're all friends, and we all matter.
  • Marching band helped me through my hard times. In middle school, I thought I would never end up in marching band, and I wouldn't have if not for a friend. I had the worst impressions: that it was all "nerds" and people that had nothing better to do with their time. But when I joined, it showed me that everything I had previously thought about it was wrong. It showed me my true potential and gave me a new passion. It also gave me the best friends I have today that I have never been closer to and never thought it was possible to be this close with.
  • Marching band is one of three reasons I know what I want to do with my life.
  • Marching Band is important because it provides a connection and teaches skills valuable for the rest of life.
  • Marching Band is important because it teaches you of how to be a team player.
  • Marching band gave me friends that I never knew I could have, a sense of belonging, and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Marching Band is important because you meet so many people of different backgrounds"
  • I like Marching Band because ____crazy hardships bring people together. It's fun. When nothing goes right it creates memories.
  • Marching Band helped me by giving me confidence. Starting school with a set of friends.
  • Marching band is important because it taught me how to work hard and get to be a better (music) player.
  • I like Marching Band because it’s a way to meet people and fit in. I wasn’t nervous on the first day of school because of it. It is also fun.

What Parents Are Saying About Marching Band

  • Marching band helped my children grow into mature people.
  • Marching Band is important because it gives the kids a close knit group to share an interest.
  • I like Marching Band because it is a fun activity for the kids and also gives them some physical activity and discipline.
  • Marching Band helped me by meeting the parents and kids during the season and participating in something that my daughter enjoys.
  • Marching band opened up a whole new and exciting world for not only our son but for our entire family.
  • Marching Band was my son's "team" in school - and taught all the lessons that come with being a member.
  • Friendships made in Marching Band grew in every class Freshman so my son had a network school-wide.
  • Marching Band is important because It helps kids to work as a team for a common goal.
  • I like Marching Band because learning to read music is a valuable skill.
  • Marching Band helped me by giving us a group, as parents, to belong to, while my kids were in High School.
  • Marching Band is important because it gives students a wonderful skill that strengthens their confidence and self-esteem. It gives them a sense of belonging in high school, too.
  • I like Marching Band because my kids met great friends who know how to set goals and work hard. They also were so happy to know other students BEFORE school started (from summer Marching Band Camp) so they were excited, not scared, about the first day of high school.
  • Marching Band helped me by knowing my kids were making friends with smart, conscientious, hard-working students. Many of the students involved are honor students.
  • Marching band helps students to learn time-management skills (balancing homework and practice) and responsibility skills (remembering all of their uniform parts).