It’s so hard to resist when I can see Domino’s from my two most-used rooms in my apartment: my living room and my bed room.
Damn you Domino’s for being so tasty.
haha I needed that. Thank you. =]
And I don’t know how to get out.
I’d rather be doing this:
instead of this:
I’m so excited for it.
And all I want right now is to go to a show with an artist I like. There’s nothing like live music. I wish I had more opportunities to go to shows I want to go to.
Now I just have to wait for my cousin to tell me for sure that she wants to go to Warped with me. Hopefully it’ll be before the presale ends this time.
They were tired but they loved it. It sucked going from practice to marching band with 10 minutes in between on Wednesday nights though or rushing back from a game to go to practice. But it was worth it. =]
At least 1/3 of the kids in our band did other sports too like varsity football. We couldn’t get P.E. waivers though because in order to do that, the school would have to recognize marching band as a sport and that would ban us from doing other sports.
And that poor guy. Ha.
I know some things. They were in my school district so I heard about them often.
I am almost positive that their marching band program did not allow the members to be in any other sport during the season and that they had really long night practices at least twice a week. My director used to use that as a motivator for us to make us work harder because we only had a 3 hour night practice once a week. My senior year they had a new director. The previous director who had been there for years, Mr. Morrison, retired. (Fun fact: He’s the father of actress Jennifer Morrison from House and Once Upon a Time.) He was a really nice guy. He helped out with our band sometimes because our directors were friends. Other than that, I don’t think I know much else. I just know that they have a relatively large and successful band program.
Wheeling’s band program is set up where both levels of concert band were separate classes and the two periods were separated by a lunch period. During marching band season, those in marching band would go to marching band during their lunch period and have lunch during their respective band periods. Everyone who was in or wanted to be in the highest band HAD to be in marching band (unless they had a legitimate excuse not to). It was optional for the lower band but most kids did it anyway. I’m not sure if Prospect’s program worked the same way or not.
Haha thanks but our director doesn’t like to go to state competitions. He loves jazz band and concert band more than marching band so he doesn’t like to prolong the marching band season. The only time I’ve ever heard of my school going to a state competition in recent years was not this past year but the year before when they went to ISU.
And I’m going to guess that you’re talking about Prospect? Possibly? Because a lot of the Wheeling kids feel the same. I’m interested to know what school you went to.
I want to meet them and feel more a part of the family.
SIDENOTE: Did anyone ever notice how much Josh’s pectoral muscles move as he plays the intro? It’s almost distracting. Just a thought.
I just got yet another forwarded email from my dad. I usually don’t open them but this time the subject caught my eye. It was about an ABC News report from September that talked about how recent infrastructure projects in the country have brought in Chinese contractors to do the jobs instead of hiring American. This subject really hits home because my dad is a carpenter and he hasn’t had a steady job in over a year and a half. He has been picking up side jobs as much as he can but they only do so much.
Here’s the link to the video in case you would like to watch it.
Like the email had warned, I found myself appalled at the video and the selfishness of the states just to save money. However, as I looked at the rest of the text in the email, I got pissed. Here’s what it says:
“The lead-in with Obama promising jobs in the U.S. by improving our infrastructure is so typical of all his
promises! Our tax dollars are at work - for CHINA !!!
I pray all the unemployed see this and cast their votes accordingly in 2012!”
The video CLEARLY states that it was the decisions of the respective states to turn down federal money and hire Chinese contractors because they are cheaper. Part of their reasoning? The U.S. does not have a sufficient amount of experienced welders.
YET the email STILL blames OBAMA for this. Yes, he created the movement. Yes, he wants to get America back on its feet. NO he did not hire the Chinese. “Cast your votes accordingly.” People need to open their eyes more and do research. (They also need to stop being so racist when discussing this subject on message boards.)
I’m not saying that Obama or any government official is perfect. But to continually blame the President over and over again just because he has one of the highest governmental offices is wrong and misguided. This blame game has to stop.
- Darren: You're tall and fun and pretty, you're really really skinny...Cho Chang
- Joey: You never tell a girl who like her, it makes you look like an idiot.
- Joe Moses: You want to take her boobies and put them on your face and go BLEGBLEOOBLWOIJEFKKJF.
- A.J. Holmes: Sometimes your one true love turns out to be the person you initially disliked.
- Lily: If you wait long enough eventually he'll HAVE to love you!
In case you were interested.
We had all of the general instruments in our marching band, yes. Sousa, Baritone, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Sax, Drum line… I don’t think I forgot any. Our marching band was around 90 people or so and, not to brag but, we’re pretty good and pretty well known.
And I understand your reasons about not playing the bass drum. That was probably a good call.
Haha I love marching band!!
In marching band, I played the flute and was drum major for 2 years. (In concert band, I played the trombone. Random, I know.) I loved every second of marching band. I honestly used to wish it was marching band season all year long.
I have a few reasons for not doing the Marching Illini.
- I’m not the greatest at any instrument. I haven’t played the flute in a long time and couldn’t do runs that well when I played it in high school. I couldn’t do trombone because I’m still kind of a novice, I never marched with one before, and I don’t own my own. That and my back would never allow me to march with a trombone. Ever.
- I would love to do marching band if I could be a drum major. However, one does not simply become a drum major. I would have to work my way up and that was something that I didn’t want to do. Drum majoring is my instrument.
- I prefer marching bands with substantial music. The shows my director chose for us in high school were awesome. We did Joseph Curiale, Aaron Copland, and Karl Jenkins. I feel like popular songs that people can sing along to just don’t produce the same goosebump effect.
- I love going to Illini football games and sitting in Block I and I don’t think I could ever give that up.
They are really talented and I really like their new director (he was one of the directors of the drum major camp I went to one year at EIU) but it’s just not for me.
Sorry for the novel. Marching band is just one of those topics I can’t stop talking about. Seriously. Ask my friends. =]
…And it was unintentionally a spoiler of Holy Musical B@man without even meaning to be. I wanted to reblog it so bad but I knew that any comment I would make about it (or me just reblogging it in the first place) could potentially spoil people and cause Starkid to be disappointed in me.
So just know that… Well I don’t know what I want you to know but I wanted to share. So there.
I miss it so much but I know that going back won’t feel the same. So what did I do? I listened to all of the shows I’ve ever been a part of in their entirety and sang along.
It’s the little things.