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Marching Band - The Best Choice I Ever Made
Many, many years ago one of my older cousins was in the high school's marching band. I thought it was awesome at the time, but was way too young to even consider joining. I kept that option forever in the back of my mind.
When I finally reached the age where I was eligible to join, I chose not to. I am not even sure what my exact reasoning for it was at the time, and looking back I really regret it. I finally decided to join in 10th grade, and let me tell you...it was the BEST decision I had made all of my years in high school.
By joining marching band, I instantly made 60 some new friends. The majority of the people were beyond nice and welcoming. It was literally the best decision I had ever made. I stuck with it for all 3 years in high school.
Then, the big question came...would I continue marching band in college? I debated it for quite sometime, and kept changing my mind. What would happen if I choose a college that does NOT have a marching band? Would I even want to be in it anymore?
And, finally, I chose the college I wanted to attend. And, with that choice, I had yet another choice to make. I could either continue my journey with marching band, or end it all together. After a few months of deliberation, I decided to join. And, for the second time in my life, I will say this...it has been the BEST decision I could have ever made.
Looking back, my biggest regret in all my schoolyears was not joining marching band sooner. It was tons of fun, and I made so many great memories and friendships in the process. And, the BEST decision I have ever made was joining marching band (both in high school and college!).
So here's my advice to you. If you are sitting here, reading this, trying to make your decision whether or not to continue with marching band in your college years...I would tell you to do so! It can really make transitioning into college a lot easier!