To me, marching band is more than just an after school activity. It's taught me so much. I have learned how to memorize music, work with people to bring music in a different way than concert band, and it's helped my leadership abilities as well as social skills. It's taught me to make a goal and try as hard as I can, and that striving for excellence is easier when you work as a team, together, and use each other's strengths.
Having been a band officer, I have been able to improve my speaking abilities and I am better able to make friends and get along with anyone. --- S, Class of 2016