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Author: J. A. Clark
ASL Info:    25/m/GA
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Words: 215
Class/Type: Poetry /Nostalgia
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Well, I have lots of memories of Marching Band Competitions...memories of screw ups, and forgetting sections of the music, remembering the cheering crowds, that were only there to see you....not the football team. This is the band's turn to shine.... competition is worth every rehearsal in the hot sun...and everything else... :D this is what it's all about. Anyways..tell me what you think.


Sweating palms, racing heart.
Tensing muscles, it's about to start.

You hear the clicks, marking time.
You all start moving in the line.

Left, Right, Left, Right.
Man, what a crowd tonight.

You take your place on the field,
To no other band, will you yield.

In one click, up goes your horn.
And you know it's you the crowd adores.

There's the salute, it's almost time.
Now it's your band's chance to shine.

There's the count off, you play the notes.
It's only the beginning of the show.

There it is, the middle tune.
The show is about to bloom.

The Last song is about to end.
What kind of message will you send?

You release to hear the last note ring.
You drop to see that joy you bring.

You're heart swells to a new size,
Make you feel full of pride.

Hundreds standing, cheering, clapping.
The snare starts the clicks, the tapping.

Left, Right, Left, Right, off the field.
To no other band, did you yield.

In the bleachers awaiting the score.
"Superior" everything, lots of trophies in store.

Sweating palms, racing heart.
And next Saturday, again it will start....

All over again.....

Submitted on 2004-09-15 22:48:07     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  this one is interesting it reminds me of my hs life 2 years also reminds me of teh different competitions that i's such a very scary moment but filled with excitement...thanks for sharing this one... good job!
| Posted on 2004-09-15 00:00:00 | by jeniecel | [ Reply to This ]
  Ugh, this makes me want to write about my own compititions, not band, but cheering! (Cheering is HARD!) It was all the same, you all had to step in unision, clap the same time, lift your arms drop down, spin, stunt up, pop, twist land just oh man, thanks for bnringing back those memories! ~Sicobe R. Crow
| Posted on 2004-09-15 00:00:00 | by Crow | [ Reply to This ]
  I never realized those band geeks were having such a good time. I am only KIDDING! I think this sums it up pretty well. I remember the same feeling from my HS individual acting competitions. Seaty palms and the lot. Exhilerating doesn't even begin to describe it. But i've never felt a feeling like that of achievement. Sometimes I feel sick to my stomach when see others experience, when I haven't in so long. The feeling when you are first place...better than everyone else. stomach just dropped. Anyway, this piece definitely brought me back, gave me a it of motivation, perhaps...well done!
| Posted on 2004-09-15 00:00:00 | by Kristina9178 | [ Reply to This ]

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