Things I Learned Returning To My High School Band Camp

Things I Learned Returning To My High School Band Camp

Graduating is scary and rewarding.

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Graduating is scary and rewarding. Losing that little family you had in the band seems crazy, and you can't believe that you may never see some of them again. But going back to the group that has open arms to you feels better than anything else. To know that you're missed and welcomed and still loved is an amazing feeling that can't ever be replicated by anyone other than the family you had at school.

1. Even if the weather looks okay beforehand, it'll always be hot.

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Don't worry, with any band camp it'll always be hot. Everyone just hopes it rains or you get to play a water game.

2. Freshmen in high school are just scared kids.

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Treat them like anyone else, you were once a scared freshman too. They just want to fit in and get everything. They just haven't experienced this before. Don't worry, they'll pick it up quick.

3. It's super awesome to go up on the lift.

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That lift that the BD uses to see everything from above is super fun. It's just as fun as four years of anticipation and wonder will make you believe.

4. Marching bands look super cool from above.

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That being said, when you're on the lift is looks awesome. Seeing everything from a spectator point of view is a new perspective that you get. It makes you realize just how much all your hard work for the past four years pays off.

5. Handing the power and responsibility of section leader off to someone is incredibly hard, but also rewarding.

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Even when you've known them two or three years, it's still hard. I trust the boy that took over for me and will fr the next two years, but it's still hard! I showed up to help him transition into the position so he doesn't have to do it alone. But watching him and the other upperclassman achieve the leadership position and thrive in it is so rewarding, it makes me feel almost like a proud mother.

6. Everyone there is so young.

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All the inside jokes from your freshman and sophomore years are slowly dying out and you realize that you can't all make fun of the past student teachers. The younger ones never experienced the awful student teachers that you had, they don't get how awful they were!

7. It's still your family.

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They still welcome you back with open arms as much as you want to visit. They know you're busy with college but they still love seeing you and will accept you anytime, any day.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew "Scorpion" was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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12 Of The Best Dance Moves Guaranteed To Get The Whole Place Dancing

Nobody can resist these classic dance moves.

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Dancing is a great way to get people to come together. We all love to dance even if we don't want to show it. Even though a lot of famous dance moves are older than this generation, we still love to do them so people will join.

The chicken dance.

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We all love to dance like a chicken, why not do it together?

Michael Jackson's famous Moonwalk.

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You can't get any better than the famous moonwalk started by Michael Jackson himself. Even though he is gone, his moves still stay.

Playing some airband.

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Playing the air-guitar or the air-drums can get anyone in the mood for some dancing. All you need to do is move your arms like your playing an instrument and people will join in dancing.

"Raise the Roof."

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If Steve Harvey can do it, then we all can do it.

Hammertime.

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Hammertime is a specific dance move, but you could easily make it your own by adding some of your own personality and pizazz.

Cha Cha Slide.

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Who wouldn't start dancing when they hear the cha cha slide come on? I know I can't help myself when this song comes on. There is nothing else but the Cha Cha Slide that brings a company together.

"Now watch me whip, Now watch me nae nae!"

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Now this is ore of a recent dance move, but it still became a very popular dance to do at parties. Nobody can resist to do these moves when the song comes on.

"If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe."

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If you do not know this dance, then that is not okay. This was one of my favorite songs to dance to where me and my friends would hear the song and immediately get up and dance.

The Sprinkler.

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If you don't know what to do when dancing then go with the classic move: the sprinkler. Nobody can deny its greatness.

The Macarena.

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The macarena isn't only for dancing at parties, it could also be used as a celebration dance on the field.

Wop.

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Some old school dance moves are so good that kids are doing them.

My all-time favorite: The Carlton.

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The most famous, and my all times favorite, dance move is the Carlton. I loved watching the show "Fresh Prince of Bell Air" and I loved whenever they did this dance in the show.

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