Band Geek or Band Sheek?
In high school, I endured the usual label of band geek. That was until we got a new band director who whipped us so far into shape that the term geek simply was not applicable anymore. We even had football players cheering us on! Since high school, the ranks of those choosing to be a part of the marching band in high school and the parents and teachers that support it have dwindled greatly. Some say it's because it takes too much time or that their child needs more free time. I say we became lazy. We allowed our children to become lazy. We lost our spirit to care about participating in school support.
I felt very proud to be a part of it. Besides, those busrides to and from the football games were perfect for getting with the girl of your dreams!
It's nice to read about a group that still has this spirit and that is so enticing that they have to turn people away. Read about it in the Boston Globe