when your director says to run it one more time
Tonight the question was, what does marching band mean to you? What does band mean to you? And so we went out there and played. We went out there and played like we were leaving all of our answers to that question on the field. We were playing tonight to let everyone know that this is what we do. This is what we work for. This right here. These moments. These moments where we go beyond playing, go beyond marching, go beyond the music. These moments where we aren’t spending one more night performing at half time, but spending one more night in that uniform with our family. Our home. The one place where we all belong. To everyone in the stands, it sounded like damn good music. But to us, it sounded like what band is. It sounded like the friendships we formed throughout these years, the laughter and fun of pre-camp sectionals, the frustration we feel on the 90 degree days when we just can’t get that set and the satisfaction we get when we finally nail it. We played tonight. It sounded like home. And it sounded like family. It’s been an honor to work with all of you. We still have a lot of band left, and I’m looking forward to all the memories we still have to make. Thank you for the magical night.