There’s a feeling where everyone has once they found their true passion, and I’ve founded mine. Since the beginning of my high school, as a freshmen, I join the marching band. Not as a band member that play musical instruments but as a Color guard member who shows performance to the audiences. As a color guard, we treat each others as a family, and always love each other, even if we can be annoying at times. There’s so many great things about color guard that brings the person inside of you out. For instance, we don’t judge you if you are good or not because we always work things out together, which makes you feel alive and be who you are, not those who want you to be someone else.
The thing about color guard is that there’s two season, the marching band and Winter guard, which means you can perform even more and improve your progress on flags, rifles, sabers, and even dancing. Honestly the greatest thing about color guard is when the whole team is performing to the audiences, and if you love to perform, winter guard is the one for you. Despite of the many tears and hardships coming through the challenges of the work, even the little bits of sweat counts in the end because you know you have make a humongous improvement since the first day of touching the flag pole.
Not only does Color guard makes you feel alive when you perform to the audiences, joining color guard helps you reliefs stress of school, work, or even family problems. Although Color guard is very time-consuming, it’s the fact of performing and the the urge of wanting more makes me stay. Also, the friendships, where you make new friends and reunite with old friends is something to enjoy. Even though some people quit marching band or winter guard because it was too much to handle or money problem, Color guard makes me feel I have a purpose to look forward to something which made me want to stay. Color guard is a club (extra curricular) that has challenges, adventure, learning, and also help you with time management.
Even though people say color guard isn’t a “sport”, its like saying men and women aren’t the same. We, as a color guard, does the same thing as other sports, we warm up, we run, and other things. Color guard is a sport, and I love it, it makes me feel alive and needed. When there’s no one, color guard is always there for me. There’s moment that can’t be describe how I feel when I see other color guards perform, like a little passion in you, it makes you have the urge to have something more.
March 2, 2015