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As a way to look back over the past year I have been thinking and every band has a inside joke or two that has come up over the year. I know with my band there are a few to say the least. Is there a funny story(s) that you feel people would get a kick out of? If I tell you one of mine I hope to get a few.

 

For state finals I was getting ready when a good frined of mine leans in to me smiling. I asked what was so funny and he then told me he was naked. All male members of our drum line went out on the field of ISU with nothing on under there uniform. As a memeber of trumpet line I must say...way to go get um guys! I love um all!

 

 

I know there are out there...a funny marching band story. So take a good hard look back on the marching year and see what you come up with.

 

Love always

Fully dressed trumpet playa!

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For state finals I was getting ready when a good frined of mine leans in to me smiling. I asked what was so funny and he then told me he was naked. All male members of our drum line went out on the field of ISU with nothing on under there uniform. As a memeber of trumpet line I must say...way to go get um guys! I love um all!

Me and my friends freak out the normies by telling them that everyone's naked under their clothes.

 

We've got this staff member who seems to know all the private goings-on of the band members before everyone else, so we always make jokes about him being Omniescent. It's actually pretty scary though. He'll walk by you while you're standing at attenion, and just say, "Come on... you didn't have to use [the director's] office for THAT, did you?

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yeah, chris and the bottle.

 

let's see, what other funny stories do we have that are more appropriate for sharing?

 

 

well, during band camp for the 2004 season, neavor basically fell off the scaffolding because apparently his diet pepsi bottle is more important than climbing down with both hands to make it down safely. luckily he caught himself. oh, he also dented up a mello with a football.

 

 

maybe i should shut up before he hurts me.

 

 

um, morton kiddos, what funny stuff happened this year?

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Sam,

 

 

Why would I hurt you, its all true. I did kill a brand new mellophone with a football. But my Diet Pepsi is more important than my safety, and I didn't catch myself, I fell from the top rung. I grabbed a hold of something at the top, but I was afraid I would break my legs if they got caught in the scaffolding on the way down, so I let go. I landed on my feet from about 25 feet up. Luckily I didn't break anything, but Sarmiento did almost pass out. I banged myself up pretty good that week, that was the first time I did the infamous 1 to 5, I think.

 

One of my favorite moments from this season is when Craig tried to body check me at the Sat. rehearsal.

 

-Neavor

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Sam,

 

 

Why would I hurt you, its all true.  I did kill a brand new mellophone with a football.  But my Diet Pepsi is more important than my safety, and I didn't catch myself, I fell from the top rung.  I grabbed a hold of something at the top, but I was afraid I would break my legs if they got caught in the scaffolding on the way down, so I let go.  I landed on my feet from about 25 feet up.  Luckily I didn't break anything, but Sarmiento did almost pass out.  I banged myself up pretty good that week, that was the first time I did the infamous 1 to 5,  I think.

 

One of my favorite moments from this season is when Craig tried to body check me at the Sat. rehearsal.

 

-Neavor

Man, I always miss the cool stuff!

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i remember at i think rockford when we were doin our show and towards the end there is a jazz run and since the judge was right in the middle of us doin it my friend had to knock him down cuz he was in the way she fell down but got right bak up

 

 

it was sooo funny when we listened to the tapes from that judge our band director and the guy that showed us our show at the clinic thing said that was prolly the worst collision hes ever seen but it was pretty funny

 

 

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i remember at i think rockford when we were doin our show and towards the end there is a jazz run and since the judge was right in the middle of us doin it my friend had to knock him down cuz he was in the way she fell down but got right bak up

 

 

it was sooo funny when we listened to the tapes from that judge our band director and the guy that showed us our show at the clinic thing said that was prolly the worst collision hes ever seen but it was pretty funny

Wow that's funny, that happened in my band as well. ; ) Guess who....

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lol

 

at isu durin our show my hat seriously would not stay on and i try to fix it when i would change directions but it didn help at all so by the end of our show when we had to do a horn pop it almost fell off i was like omg i hope it doesnt fall off it didn and i was sortsa happy.

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My first ever performance(s) in high school band were the three Fourth of July parades we marched in three different towns. Of course, it had to be 95 degrees in the shade that day. In one certain town, we were standing in the staging area, when we saw a semi truck coming through from the other half of the staging area. It was pulling a flatbed trailer, in which one of the hometown bands was sitting on. They basically thought the risk of band members fainting in the heat was too much, so somehow managed to get a flatbed truck. Instead of a parade, they did a sitdown concert that moved. That was a running joke for the next couple of years with Kummer. If he mentioned how heinous the weather was going to be for a performance, he'd throw in "Or, we could always get a flatbed truck..."

 

Mr. Joscher, the asst. band director, always saying "One more time..." to practice a move in our drill, which, of course, turned into about five or eight or twelve more times. :)

 

There were, of course, the inside jokes that changed from year to year to year.

 

There are two things that I will remember, not necessarily funny. Mr. Kummer was known as hard nosed, and you didn't really kid with him unless he started it. My junior year, we were holding a set, at attention, as some cleaning in positioning was done. Joscher, also the drum instructor, would be up on the tower while Kummer walked amongst us. While holding the set, some of the flutes might have started to droop. Joscher notices this, and calls us out from the tower "Flutes! What are you doing? Those things weigh...what...a pound?" That got some guffaws and snorts from the nearby brass players. I will contest this till the day I die...it HURTS to hold a flute in that position, no matter how light it is. Your left arm is yanked over in an awkward position, and your right arm is held awkwardly also. Not necessarily saying we have it harder than brass, just that we have it just as hard. Anyway, right after that, I heard Kummer say loud enough for several of us to hear, but not Joscher, "Don't worry, I know how much that hurts..." (Kummer was a woodwind specialist, btw) I half-smiled knowing that we at least had the head director in our corner.

 

The other time was right before ISU finals my senior year. That year was the second to last season for Kummer for directing the marching band. We were broken up in our sections right before full band warm up. Kummer went around to each section, had a little lighthearted talk, and thanked all of us for our hard work. My mind is saying "Who are you, and what have you done with the real Mr. Kummer?" That was cool.

 

P.S. - For dealing with the strength to have to play a certain instrument, my hats off to anyone who plays frontal baritones. By your senior year, you'll have HUGE shoulders and upper arms.

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hmm, yeah, when craig flipped over neavs...

 

that was hilarious.

 

and then, there was the day when neavor was imitating some kind of bad marching or something and he completely twisted his ankle the wrong way and it really hurt......so he actually grabbed some dirt from the field and rubbed it on his ankle. see, we have this joke...whenever we get hurt or something, neavor always says "eh, just rub some dirt on it" ...one day i got valve oil in my eye, and neavor goes "oh, come on, just rub some dirt on it...you'll be fine." i was like, are you serious, it's my eye!

 

neavor runs into things a lot, too.

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He can also do 1 to 5. Now that was awsesome. One pratice that I can't forget was a Monday, and Neavor was talking about what to do if you fell during fight club early that day. So Katie and Thersa decided to organize a drill where we fell and rolled excactly 1 step to the side. Only about 8 of us were there, but it was awesome.

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sam, i started laughing when i read the part about neavs rubbing the dirt on his ankle and the one about craig flipping over him during the saturday rehearsal. jessica and i started cracking up. oh and the footbal incident. now that was hilarious. good times. gonna miss all of that. i will NOT miss what also happened our our sophmore year. now that sucked big time. but other than that, we had a great four years in marching band. sure am gonna miss it.

 

-Jaxie Marie

 

p.s. Larsen if ur around and read this, the water bottle incident was totally hilarious. i thought neavs was going to kill u that day.

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So how I missed Craig flipping over Neavor and Neavor rubbing dirt on his ankle I don't know! Wish I would have seen it I mean I know I was there when it happened! I wish I would have been here to see Neavor fall from the thing and dent the mello with a football but oh well!

 

I would have to say the best memory of this year would have to be moving here and becoming part of an awesome band! I love you all so much! Thank you all for a great season and also for letting me be a part of it! I will truly miss you all next year but I promise to visit!

 

Jessica Lynn

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One of the low-brass guy's had his 16th birthday on a saturday competition. his mom made up these kit-kat bars with stickers on them that said "guess who's sweet sixteen?" and had a baby picture of him on them. then on the back it said "its Ty the low brass guy." So a trombone player took as many of those stickers as he could find and stuck them all over the front of his shirt. that was the shirt he was going to wear under his uniform. so they were joking about how a judge was going to be going around and find "guess who's sweet sixteen?" stickers lying around the field, and won't be able to find out who, kinda like a riddle. i have another one but i don't wanna get in trouble. lets just say it involves tyler d, a locked brass room, and a whole lotta "mr. carlins gonna kill us!"

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Yeah, it was my 16th birthday during band camp. The brass was pratcing with Craig, and someone said "Hey Craig, it's Berg's birthday." He looked at me and said "Sorry." Then the brass played played "Happy Birthday" for me, all in diffrent keys, now thats a present. Wait, there's more! When we broke for dinner, I went up to my room, because I wasn't hungry. Then my room-mate came up and said "Zach, there serving a whole bunch of cup cakes come on, plus you need some carbs if your going to survive to rest of the week." So I went with him, only to find my parents, and sisters with 120 cup cakes for the band and me for my birthday. I ate, and went back to pratice untill 10:00 P.M. Now THATS a birthday I'll never forget.

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Then the brass played played "Happy Birthday" for me, all in diffrent keys, now thats a present.

That reminds me of this time a coupe weeks ago, during concert band. Our Principal came in with a school board member, on this day we weren't playing, to check out our new "acoustic" ceiling. So our idrector introduces the oard member to us, and hten says, "He went to Ohio State." So my friend, who was practing some solo, or something on trombone starts playing Happy Birthday, and we all sing. They seemed to like that.

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At my band camp, our "fun" sectional ended up with us hitting a demented 'baby' pinata that was tied to a tree, its butt splitting open with candy, and then the body detaching it self from the head. We tied it to the inside of the sousa.

and there was lots of peeing in the 'pee tree' for the guys in Low Brass.

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At my band camp, our "fun" sectional ended up with us hitting a demented 'baby' pinata that was tied to a tree, its butt splitting open with candy, and then the body detaching it self from the head. We tied it to the inside of the sousa.

and there was lots of peeing in the 'pee tree' for the guys in Low Brass.

That sounds like something low bras guys would do. We actually invented "Sausage Day" at camp, which is the day we have sausage for breakfast. Basically we set the sausage up so that as soon as you walk in the door you get hit in the head with sausage.

It's quite cool.

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