...because they clung to my clothes from the field, not letting me forget the past 3 days so soon...
AS IF. :DIgnore the parts under the cuts if you wish to avoid me being extremely childish and biased. ;)
Today was, by far, the best day of band camp!! :D
But first, the mandatory description of orientation.
It....was anything but fun. But maybe because I've had this deep hate for the school smoldering within me and having a bunch of upperclassmen wearing school colors and singing the school cheer at every opportunity is not helping much...at all.( Collapse )
For future reference: Our school colors are orange and black
Also for future reference: I don't intend on wearing those colors often. Which sucks because orange is my favorite color....I think I'll just wear orange on those non-spirit days. Why do I need a school telling me what color to wear? psh.( Collapse )~BAND CAMP~
I rushed over as soon as I could get away and found everyone at the field. Only two other people came with me. The rest bailed. So we had a nice little section of about 5 people compared to....8? Well make that 4 because a newbie that actually came had to leave early. But then we had a member from the Percussion (junior/senior??) section voluntarily come over and we had 5 people again! :) We only had to modify our field routine slightly but everything still worked out. After practicing for a bit, the whole band got together and each section performed. Of course the skill level varied depending on if each group had any new marchers or not but I think our routine was pretty nice. I hope we gained some points with our silly ending pose!
Afterward we had the Band Olympics! There were several different events that we competed in as sections and received points for. There was a time limit of 3 minutes for each event. These points would be totaled up and added to our points from the field routine and the group with the overall amount is the winner. The events (which don't have official names so I'm making them up) were:Shoe Toss:
Members lie down and kick off their shoes while one person tries to catch them all in a bucket.Orange Pass:
Members pass around a cold orange...using only their necks. Yes, this one can look extremely awkward most of the time.Disney Trivia:
Title is straightforward yes? The band director asks us various questions about Disney movies and Disneyland. I was able to contribute a few points here. :) We got 10 out of 20. XPUnder the Legs:
Members form a tunnel with their legs spread apart and members continuously scramble through the tunnel.Lifesaver on a Toothpick:
Members hold a toothpick in their mouths and try to pass the inner-tube shaped candy between toothpicks. Results in very awkward and intimate looking poses as mouths get dangerously close. XDXDThe "Trombone" One because I honestly don't know what to call it:
A relay race. Members must first grip a trombone and spin around it 8 times, then attempt to run in a straight line towards a shoe which you pick up and run back to the start with. Only after you pass the line may the next person start spinning. My head still hurts from this one.
...and that's it! I had SO much fun doing all this, I wouldn't even be able to believe how much fun I'd have 2 days ago. All these really brought us together as a
section and I feel as if I know everyone really well now. I was able to participate in random games (during break time) normally. Basically, I really felt like I fit in here. :)
In the end, the clarinets didn't rank at all. Low Brass section took first, Percussion second, and Flutes third. Of course, to us, clarinets are still the best! ;)( Collapse )
P.S. I'm leaving for a small pre-school vacation tomorrow so I won't be able to access LJ for a few days.
P.S.S. I have not yet learned a band command that involves counting up to 3. xD