We are band

November 3, 2011
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Reed’s are in mouths
Buzzes from the brass sections
Scales from the flutes
Pencils clattering on stands
Music being rustled to favorite piece
Bass’s are tuning
Loud chatter amongst everyone.

Seats are picked
and unfolded
near friends
Or by instruments
stands are brought in
stands with color
small stands
tall stands
and plain stands

Hands are
pushing buttons
guiding slides
banging drums
playing scales
trilling notes
pushing valves

Conductor strides up to position
his baton right over his head
counting to 4
and breathing with us

We take a quick but full breath
and soon music flows
from our fingers
through our instrument
and out into the air
so we can hear the
final product.
that is band.
We are band.

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bandgeek2011 said...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm
Love this, I love how this is actually what my band is like:)
ThatClarinetPerson said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm
Haha, you were so right! I do love it. Band band band <3. Your poem made me smile :)
purple0528 said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm
I like this! We ARE the band :)
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