What exactly is success when it comes to band camp? Is it the friends that are made or the marchers remembering their places on the field? Or even the record amount of water that one drinks in a day of band camp? When every marcher goes into band camp, they have their own set goals in mind. For every marcher, a goal is fulfilled. That goal that has been fulfilled is that marcher’s very own bundle of success!
Last year was my rookie year as a marcher. Going into band camp, I had no idea what to expect and I had no goals due to not knowing the unknown; except to keep a smile on my face the whole way! That’s exactly what I did and I came straight out of band camp as one of the most determined marchers of the band!
You may be wondering what success would be for the band as a whole. Well, I’m here to tell you from experience that it can be many different things. It could be the beauty on the field that was made in the days of band camp, the memorized music, or even discovering who the band actually is as a group.
My marching band just had their last week of band camp this week and I am indeed quite proud of how our results. We definitely had a successful band camp and that’s for sure! We learned part I of our show and managed to pull it all together for our first viewing within just two weeks!!
Here’s some advice for after your experience of band camp…. put aloe on your sunburn or else it will peel. I have officially learned the hard way! Also, have fun at your next band practice of the season 🙂
Band Camp Enthusiast,