I know that, we practice our marching out in the parking lot next to the PAC of our school and the ground gets so hot and there's always fresh tar put there and gets stuck on our shoes. Our flutes always have bad angles sadly, so they put pencils in them. My friend Liz got so mad last year because she didn't want to feel as though she needed a pencil in hers, but my friend Katie instructed everyone needed one for fairness and mostly for training. They've both been kinda distant with one another since then, I just hope Liz doesn't complain about it this year because it could be a lot worse.
Funny thing, I was suppose to be flute because my brother left his old one for me but I couldn't play a single note out of it, so I was given clarinet and have been with it for 6 years. This is my 4th year of marching band and have seen a lot of changes, but it's still as fun for me as my first year. But there's new people needing to be taught this year and seeing as this year will be harder than the last with a 4th drill instead of 3, it's going to be rough.
Found out today band camp starts on August 6th, so I'm already stressing out. I was suppose to get my clarinet fixed up and working better at a local music place (it's an old clarinet) but seeing as my brother's graduation party took most of our time and money that opportunity went out the window.
But anyway, it's great to meet another musician here! I don't talk to many here, it's kinda nice.