Thursday October 15th, 2015
I like to think of myself as the caretaker of nine children. Each of them have their own colorful personality and are all different ages and races. Presenting my family; the Cypress Creek Marching Band Front Ensemble. We spend more than 15 hours a week with one another, bleeding and sweating the music we play. However, today’s four hour rehearsal was different than the rest.
On Saturday, we perform at our first competition: University Classic. That being said, this is one of our last rehearsals before the big day. The staff, the director and the students rehearsed and marched in the 80 degree heat for hours on end. The Front Ensemble was no different. Playing sixteenths at tempo 160 beats per minute, lifting and pushing 75-150 pound instruments all across campus and melting in the Florida heat are just some of the things we do on a daily basis. Since the competition is right around the corner, my section and I did all that and then some, cramming in before the metaphorical test in front of judges on Saturday.