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We are band

November 3, 2011
By Jennypig GOLD, Winslow, Maine
Jennypig GOLD, Winslow, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Get living or get dying -Stepen King
We are a little weird and life is a little weird, so when we find someone who's weirdness is compatible with our own, we fall in a mutual weirdness and call it love. -Dr. Seuss

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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This article has 3 comments.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 9:51 pm
bandgeekfreak DIAMOND, No Answer, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.” Abraham Maslow.

Love this, I love how this is actually what my band is like:)

on Nov. 23 2011 at 7:04 pm
ThatClarinetPerson SILVER, Tequesta, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
~Marvin the Paranoid Android (from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series)
Statistical analysis suggests that i am probably in tune with someone
(hahahahaha! I love this cause i'm never ever ever in tune >o

Haha, you were so right! I do love it. Band band band <3. Your poem made me smile :)

on Nov. 22 2011 at 7:21 pm
purple0528 SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
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I like this! We ARE the band :)