So here is my first entry. I am a freshmen going into James Campbell High School. This journal will be about marching band and basically everything that goes on. So last year the marching band was saved when they got a new band director (I was in 8th grade. They went from about 20 kids to now around 90. We are making something out of nothing and it is not easy.
I guess now I will tell you a little about myself. I 5'5, brown hair and eyes, and a few pounds more than curvy. My brother is band president (tenor sax) and basically a music expert with hopes of going to Berkley School of Music in Boston for college. He is a senior this year and a crowning gem in the band. Everyone hoped I would be a prodigy as well, much to their dismay. I don't know if I am good or bad, honestly no one ever says I am bad but, on the other hand no one ever says I am good.
I am a girly-girl or at least everyone from my middle school knows. I was ballet dancing, lacrosse playing, student council, band, skirt wearing girl. Teachers adored me and I had quite a few friends. By no means was I popular, in fact I was rather dorky but in a good way. I was smart, kind, and witty. I was unheard of in the dating scene and was basically invisible to guys. I won awards and finished out by middle school years happily. Although this is high school now and this is real.
This summer I fully committed myself to marching band. I have also really taking a liking to some of the band drama. Mostly because in my middle school days I heard no news of it, although I was sure it was going on. In band not only do I hope to find a talent and hopefully a passion but also perhaps a boyfriend if I am lucky.
I have taken a liking to a certain first chair trumpet. Although he only knows me as my brothers little sister. The little conversation we did had he talked to me as such. He is a junior and I believe to be single. My brother tries to stay out of band drama as much as possible and refuses to tell me anything about A (we will call him that for the time being).
In band I am known as shy and kind of scared. Although recently I have created a sectional plan for my section leader that has got me the trait organized. I am not shy or scared but for some reason band is a whole different story. My band director scares me witless. I mean I really respect him and he hangs out some times in the section leader lounge just during practice he can really yell. I know I should take it with a grain of salt, but still.
Since I am the band presidents sister I get to go into the section leader lounge. Which is basically this decent sized room in the band room with a full size fridge, chairs, and a desk. This is the place where the section leaders can have meetings and also the "night crew hangs out". The night crew is a couple of band kids including recently myself that stay after practice to practice, play cards game (which are very exciting), and talk.
I mostly stay after to practice though. I am really trying to get better. I just so desperately want to be good. My section leader J really pisses me off sometimes. Mostly its because I can pin where he stands. Sometimes he is condescending other times he treats me like I know what I am doing. The one thing that annoys me is that I have been watching my brother marching since I was in 6th grade. J just learned how to march a week before me and has probably never seen a show before in his life. I think we are having trouble figuring out where we stand in relation to each other.