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To the marching band

January 13, 2015
By PTsaxplayer GOLD, Boiling Springs, South Carolina
PTsaxplayer GOLD, Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I am as old as I've ever been, but I'm as young as I'll ever be." -Robert O'Neill

You became my friends, colleagues, and family.

You kept me going and held me up when I collapsed 

Side by side we won championships together,

we created music and formed a show.

But it has been much more than that

with you I have formed bonds which I shall never forget.

And as life goes on I vow to live by the standards which you gave me.

To stand straight and tall

and never fall

hold my head up

never give up

and don't be afraid to cry.

Go for the golden cup

play with meaning

or your notes will be deceiving.

And now with each step, breath, heartbeat, heartbreak, each tear, each day, each note I play I know

I am a champiano and no matter where I go, who I face or what I challenge I will reign victoriously, because I am not 

that person, that player, not that member of the marching band, but I am that guy and that's who I am.

It has been an honor playing with you.

The author's comments:

For a year and a half I was in Boiling Springs Highschool marching band.  While I am no longer apart of it I still choose to live by a lot of the morals they taught me which is why I dedicate this peice to the Boiling Springs Highschool Marching Band.

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on Jan. 15 2015 at 5:04 pm
CNBono17 SILVER, Rural, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Lego ergo sum (Latin—I read, therefore, I am)
The pen is mightier than the sword—unknown
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity—1 Timothy 4:12

AMEN TO THAT! I'm a clarinetist in my marching band! Btw, if you're from Boiling Springs, I saw your show at state this year (from the back) and last year's at 4A upper state (also from the back). Both were great:)