Monday, December 17, 2012

Long time no see!

Hey guys! Wow I know it's been some time since I last posted on here. But lately I've been stuck trying to study and at least getting a passing grade in my classes before Christmas Break comes. Which is this Friday might I add! Super excited for the break, not so much for the finals and tests and projects. GRRR!!!! Just have to love school don't ya?

Anyway, after Christmas break I get a totally new schedule....just so you have an idea.

Block 1: Band/Orchestra
Block 2: Honors English
Block 3: Honors Geometry
Block 4: AP World History

Now that you have an idea of what I get to endure for the rest of the should all wish me luck. LoL I'm totally kidding but a good luck would be welcomed. Alright so as I said earlier I get out this Friday the 21st, then I get to go back to school the 7th of Jan. I wish we could have a longer Winter break, it just seems fair doesn't it? I mean we work our butts off to finish school work, study for exams and quizes, try not to fail each class, and be involved with extra circcular activities like Marching band, Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, and even the occasional Pep Band! We have to take extra time out of our days to accomplish all of that plus study, and do homework. Us Band geeks live such a hard life don't we?

Alright I have to scadaddle (new word that my section is using to say gotta run) I've got plenty of Homework and Studying I have to do myself. So I'll post later Band Geeks!

~Band Geek

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Band Geeks Life.

Hey guys! Just saying this picture should explain it all. :D

So yeah it explains it pretty well right? Anyway all those pictures except the "What my mom thinks I do & the What my boss thinks I do" are pictures from my trip in New York City and Philadelphia. A trip worth while taking, in my opinion! And I just found out on Friday that I get to take an Orchestra trip to St. Louis MI, and then down to somewhere in Kentucky. Less than a $1,000 dollars so I wont be totally broke after this trip like I was on the band one! Anyway I made that picture just for you guys. Hope you like it!
~Band Geek

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Performance tonight!

Yolo, what's up Band Geeks around the world!?! Tonight is the night, our first concert season well concert! The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band will be performing three songs each (in total 9 songs, plus our PHI/NYC parade tune). Of course all these songs have to deal with Christmas...or if you don't celebrate Christmas, the December holidays! It should be a really good concert and all of us are extremely excited!
Another nice thing is that we get to pull out our knee high black socks, wicking shirts, and marching shoes again before we wear our uniforms! Missed that thing so much.

Anyway I have to go get ready for the concert, I know I know short post this time but don't worry I'll have tons to tell you tomorrow!

~Band Geek

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What a week!

Wow guys, it's been a crazy week since my trip! Got to see cool sights and hear awesome street music. But it's all in the past now, we are all back to normal schedule and still trying to get caught up with our homework assingments. It's just been pretty nuts. Anyway in my "What's new band geeks?" post I asked ya'll some interesting questions, and finally I have gotten to over 30 replies back (sadly all private) so I won't be posting names or ID's or even answers...but it was still so cool to get your replies! And as promised I will post my answers to the questions here for ya'll to see!

1. Millard West Wildcat Marching Band
2. (For marching season) Trumpet and Crab Rack. My Trumpets name is Lyra and I didn't name the Crab Rack.
3. I practice all of my scales and different kinds lip slurs.
4. My Trumpet section is the only one to have a party every weekend. My Crab Rack buddy and I had a wicked handshake that we did before we pushed our cart onto the field for performance.
5. Wheat. :D
6. Noisy, Singful, Talk-ative, and Movie Watchers.
7. Hey Mr. Keith! How's it going Bogatz number one!
8. Yup, Philadelphia/New York City, Sioux City South Dakota, Orange City Iowa.
9. I forgot to pack my Triangle for the football game that night. Worst part was, that was the opening instrument for the show!
10. At least 20 different bands throughout NE, SD, WA, and IA.

Now you know my answers, I expect even more the next time I put out a questionare! :)

~Band Geek

P.S I added a few more pictures from our trip on here!

Mike photobombed our picture! (Mike is a Assistant Marching Director with our band. He marched Santa Clara Vangard).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I'm back!

Hey guys! Wow, Philly and New York City was a blast! I can assure you that we had the best of time there. I've got tons of pictures to show you guys, and just a ton of info to let out!

First of all, here was my room for the trip.
Second of all this was the bands full picture before we went out to perform in the Philadelphia parade.
Third of all here was the video of our band performing incase you weren't able to see it on Thanksgiving.
And since the sound cut out on us....(really ticked off our families back home) I found the audio to it as well....just the video is pretty crappy.
Fourth of all I found another really awesome video of one of my Band Directors, his Wife, my friends and I dancing to "Cupid Shuffle" with the Salvation Army band members.
Fifth of all, geez I'm dragging this on.... :P

Sixth of all I'm sorry I wasn't able to put anything on the blog while I was away but I had no internet, and no offense to ya'll but I wasn't going to use my 3G on my Iphone to post up a blog. :)
Anyway now you've seen my room mates, my band performing, my Band Director dancing, and a few more pictures coming up about.....NOW!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Whats new Band Geeks?
What's new Band Geeks? Yes that link is What's new Scooby Doo...I just thought it kinda fit. He he! Anyway, I've told you guys all about me and my band, and honestly I'm really starting to wonder if you feel the same way as I do. I mean, I'm no band fanatic, but I am very involved. And the one thing I don't know is if YOU have the same feelings and involvement.

What I want from you guys are to answer these questions.
1. What's the name of your band?
2. What's your instrument? And if you have a name for it, what is it?
3. How do you improve your music ability?
4. What is something special that only your section does?
5. What is your favorite cheer to yell during competitions?
6. How is your bus rides? Silent, Quite, Muffled, Talk-ative, Noisy, Loud, Singful, Gamers?
7. How do you aproach your Band Director?
8. Have you ever been on a Band trip for more than a day?
9. Have you ever forgotten your music, instrument, sticks, or a part of your uniform at school during a football game?
10. Have you told anyone else about this website?

I WANT ANSWERS PEOPLE! And it's totally okay to send me a private message with these answers, just incase you don't want to post them to the public (I won't put out names or ID's). And just so you know, once I have enough answers I will post MY answers to these questions for you guys.

Oh and just so you know, my Marching Band trip to PHI and NYC is in TWO days! So be on the lookout for us on the website!

And as always,
~Band Geek

2 DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Oh my gosh guys! I finally found the site where you the viewers can watch my performance in Philadelphia's Thanksgiving parade! Here are some details.

~This parade will be broadcasted regionally, it will be shown live on The parade starts at 7:10 a.m. CST.

~Facebook page:!/6abcThanksgivingDayParade

~We are band numero 11, so watch for the Nebraska Band (we are the only ones from NE).

~The other bands are from these states. Florida, NEBRASKA, South Carolina, Ohio (two bands), Mississippi, Alabama (two bands), Tennesse, Delaware, Tournament of Bands All-State Marching, Georgia, and Indiana (two bands).

Hope you guys watch for my band and cheer us on!!

~Band Geek


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The talk.

THE TALK! It has arrived and been answered! Of course, your all probably thinking about the "birds and the bee's" talk, and I'm talking about the non band member saying that marching band isn't all that hard. So first of all stop thinking of the birds and the bee's and FOCUS! Here is the story of third block, where a junior thought he could tell me that marching band wasn't that hard.

It was the middle of third block and our teacher was in the back reading a book, while the rest of us were supposed to be watching a video. I took out my parade music and started to tap the beat lightly on the table. Jarrod, the junior who sat next to me for that class glanced over and asked what I was doing. I replied with a "memorizing music". He scoffed and kinda did the eye roll towards my general direction. He said to me "What for marching band? You've got to be kidding me. You're taking extra time to work on something that is as simple as breathing?" I raised my eye brows in his direction and replied with a "As simple as breathing, huh. Alright Jarrod, lets see if this is easy for you. Tap the rythm on the desk." I pushed the sheet music pages towards him and waited for him to start. He kinda stared at the sheet music blankly like (of course) he was reading an alien language. He pushed it back saying, so what it's easy enough and so is all that walking you do on the field during half time". I bit my cheeks after that sassy remark. "If it's "so easy" lets see you do it. I'll give you my charts now, you study them through the next block, then meet me out on the practice field after school". School ended and I waited five minuets at the practice field and scoffed when I saw him actually walking towards me. "So you decided to prove me wrong"? He nodded and kept looking at the charts then back at me. I motioned towards the field and walked onto the 50 yard line. "You're first Buck-o". I stepped off and watched/laughed my butt off, while I watched a kid who knew nothing about music try to march. So in the end, if you ever hear someone tell you that Marching Band or just band in general is easy, take them to the field and have them march. Then we'll see who's boss!

The End,
Band Geek.

What....? You guys didn't realize that was totally made up? Ha ha! I'm kidding, a lot of it was made up yes, but the point of it wasn't. Some kid in my third block class (his name isn't Jarrod) told me that band/marching band wasn't hard, and I proved him wrong. Just make sure when you prove them wrong, not to totally go all Band Camp on them! Ha ha! So yeah, I have to go anyway though guys, meeting tonight for a totally different subject than band (for once!).

~Band Geek


Friday, November 9, 2012

Pep Band, or Cheerleaders?

Heyo guys! Guess where I was at all day? Yup in Grand Island, NE (or as we put it, the middle of NO WHERE!). Anyway we were there for a pep band gig for the State Volleyball competition. And well we had to leave the school around oh....the nice and early 5 FREAKING AM!!! Yup...5am people's, try having to do that, and on a Friday too!

Gahh anyway, when we were in the first quarter or whatever of the game, none of the students that came (which all of us band kids new just came to get out of school) would cheer for the volleyball players or even bother to look up from their food/phones. So us band kids took it upon ourselves to not only cheer for our team, put to say cheers, and to also play! Oh and just so you know this too, we had a group of cheerleaders (not varsity) there and they just stood around doing nothing, no cheers, no peppy spirit....just stood there. GRR!!! But yeah these are the two cheers we screamed the most...

"GO BIG GREEN!" -tied to the Nebraska Cornhusker cheer "GO BIG RED!".            &
"Hey all you Wildcat fans,
lemme see you clap your hands!
Now that you got the beat,
lemme see you stomp your feet!
Now that you got the grove,
lemme see your body move
*dance* Arugah, Ah, Ah, Arugah, Ah, Ah,
That's it!
*stop abruptly*" -used mostly from the band members during competitions, but also used during some football games from the Wildcat Crazies.

So yeah, it's been a pretty fun day. And it gets better too! I have a trumpet party tonight in about 30 min, that I get to go yeah! Oh and just so you know, we wont burn anything down, but there are no promises about breaking something "accidently"!

~Band Geek


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Suns now on Youtube!

Hey guys, so guess who I found on youtube earlier. Don't know? Well it would be my old band Southridge. This was their Calvacade performance, and to me I think they did really well. And yes I know you guys are going to think "But Band Geek they have this problem...or that problem..." but hey, you know what...all of us have problems with our bands, trust me I know (hence the Sioux Falls competition). But you know what, you can only watch the video and enjoy it. None of that annoying "troll" crap on here. But without further adou, I present to you the Southridge Marching Band!!!!

~Band Geek

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Homework oh Homework.

"Homework oh Homework,
You are such a bore,
You never let me out the door.
Your a pain in my butt,
Cause then I can't Dut,
And enjoy my good ol' Band.

Homework oh Homework,
Why won't you go away,
I enjoy the day when you are away,
For then I can dance
And practice and prance,
All through out the good ol' Band day.

Homework oh Homework,
I see you have a crush,
And the reason I know of this lil' gush,
I pray, and pray, and pray,
that just one day,
I can march out on the field feeling gay."

Written by:
~Band Geek

~Band Geek

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Moved in.

Hey guys! Yup as my title says, I moved into my new house which is very helpful. This is cause, I now can practice my instruments freely! When I was staying with my Guardians house, their children (even though they are my age I'm still calling them children) would yell and scream and wouldn't shut up even if I tried to practice. Now I can!!! I just have to move a few more boxes to get to my music stand. Ha ha!

Oh also on this Monday, we got our chair placements. FIRST CHAIR WIND ENSEMBLE!!!!! Ha ha! I wish, but no that isn't what I got. I got Fourth Chair Symphonic Band. And hey, I'm okay with that too. Cause you know what, I know that I am not the best instrumentalist, and it gives me room to improve and get better for next year. Just think of it that way, and you'll personally do better.

Plus here's some of my pictures from NSBA (or formally known as State). :) Hope you like them!

20 days left!

~Band Geek
P.S: Can you find me in these pictures???
Full Band
Frontline Funny Picture
Frontline Section Picture
Trumpet Section Picture
Trumpet Funny Picture

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Marching Season is over... :'(

*sniff sniff* Yup it's true, Marching Band Season is over now for my band... *sniff sniff*. There isn't anything I can do.....EXCEPT!!!! Continue Marching cause of my parade in PHI&NYC! I'm oober excited to go on this trip (and I better be, I paid a good $2000 for it!), but it could actually get canceled. At the moment the parade route which I am supposed to march is being totally coverd with tons and tons of rain because of the hurricane. Trust me I'm not a fan of this hurricane at the moment. GAHHH!!! Oh well, from what my band directors are putting me through, we will still be going.

Oh and that brings me to say this...Marching in this band gets worse and worse every year (totally saying this in a sarcastic tone!). On my last rehearsal day, it was raining like no other! Plus the temperature evened out around freezing and below. So since it's supposed to be brutally cold in PHI and it's going to be natural for us to get wet, the band directors thought it would be a good practice run. Of course earlier Mr. Keith told us that we were going to be inside all day (knowing me, I didn't get that memo and brought all my warm things). So we were outside and some of our band members were REALLY not smart! Ha ha! Even though Marching band is over, it does not mean you get to clear your locker out of your coats, hats, and gloves! Ha ha!

Anyway, our true competiting marching band season is over, but we will be practicing on our parade performance! Lets just hope we don't have to march in the freezing rain again! LoL! But I should go, I've got an end of the season party with the band!

~Band Geek


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Love in the Band?

Hey guys! So in my opinion this is a little ironic. One of my readers sent me a private message asking about if it would be "okay" to date/fall in love with someone in the band. To me this is ironic cause I just had a little encounter with an Ex in the band.

Anyway to answer your question. Of course it's okay to date someone in the band! That relationship may be so sustainable that you could end up dating all the way through the end of high school! Like my two friends Matt & Lexi (or as we call them, Lovebird 1 and Lovebird 2). The only awkward thing about dating a person in the band is that you see them constantly, so if you guys ever break up it could get kind of odd. Pretty much like what is going on with me and a Trombone player at the moment! (Just some advice here girls, NEVER date a Trombone matter how nice they seem, DONT DATE THEM!). So yeah, that pretty much sums it up, and if you are ever in that awkward break up relationship...well then. Just try your best to stay away from that person/section as much as possible. And if you are in their section...well it may be time to learn a new instrument. Ha ha! But always be true to yourself, and date whoever YOU want to date. Again if it gets awkward just talk it out, see what is really going on between the two of you, you never know it could be something more than what you expected.

Anyway I need to go, I have testing tomorrow, and I haven't even picked up the books! LoL! Wish me luck!

~Band Geek

P.S: If I haven't mentioned this before in an earlier post, I'm gonna mention it now. My band is performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade this Thanksgiving. I'll totally tell you guys how it goes (possibly at the end of the trip or even during it!). But I'm gonna start the cont down now, till the day I leave on the air plane (4:30 am gahhh!).


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Guess where we placed in State?

Hello all Band Geeks out there! So the NSBA State Competition was last night, and I think we did amazing! That isn't my ego talking there, I can promise you that. We actually did amazing! We got Third Place in the State, which is a huge thing! But what really mattered to us band members, is that our Band Director Mr. Keith, was BALLING when we were marching off the field. How many times to you ever get to see your Band Director Balling with tears over flowing his cheeks when your done with a performance? Thats right, about every other "Blue Moon". When he did come over to talk to us, his eyes where so red and puffy from all the crying and he was mumbling all his words about how proud he was of us for doing so well. Of course after that all of us (yes even the dudes...hey your a real man if you cry) were crying just as much as Mr. Keith was. It definitely was a sight to see.

But then we had to get our pictures taken. So for most people they did the full band serious & funny face picture then they did the same for the sectional pictures. Since this year I was in TWO different sections I had to not only take the full band pictures but also my regular section picture (you try and guess what secton I am in), and then quickly get over to the next section picture. He was right about to click the camera picture button until I started waving my hands like a maniac saying "WAIT!!! I'M COMING!!!". Again, another great sight to see.

But State is a huge thing for us band members. If you've ever competed in a State competition then you know that it is a HUGE deal to do your absolute best! And I'll be posting the video of my show on here soon enough, once I can find it on youtube...LOL!

And as always,
~Band Geek

P.S. Here's just a little thing for my old band members. This is about their Marching Band, and how their Drum Major has well had a line of Drum Major's before him! Check out this site and read all about it!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sick during Band.

Hello from my comfy bed, band geeks. Tonight I was at a band rehearsal (because State is this Saturday), and well it's raining cats and dogs, plus there are very high winds, and the high temperature at the moment is 30 degrees. Fun right? Well yeah, so Mr. Keith (my Band Director) and Mr. Bogatz (my other Band Director) decided that we would be rehearsing inside tonight. Of course I was prepared for the weather outside, not the heat inside.

Anyway, earlier in the day I was laying in bed with a major headache (yes we had school off it's fall break for us). And I still decided to go to the rehearsal, but one problem was I hadn't eaten till about oh.... twenty minuets before I had to leave to go to the school. So yeah to continue, we practiced inside and I'm in all of my hoodies, gloves, hats, pants, and socks. Of course I could remove my hoodies, gloves, and hat, but not so much my only shirt on (thick under armor) and my sweat pants (very thick sweat pants).

So we started marching basics and I started to get really hot and felt extremely light headed. So I sat down and drank some cold water. After about five minuets of sitting and drinking water, I got back up to do more basics....including the dreaded jazz running. That's when I just couldn't take it anymore. I ended up having to fast walk down to the bathroom to literally throw up my dinner (oh what a pleasant sight it was...). I was pale, clammy, and sweaty and I just wanted to go home. So I called my mother and I am now home typing up this blog before I lay down to go and sleep.

But of course before I left, I had to put away my instrument and go through the front line rehearsal. Since I'm a front line member as well this year everyone was like "Oh are you coming to join us now"? And I had to let them down by saying... "Nope, I threw up". After I said that, almost every front line member came up to me and gave me a hug. And I said, "You did hear me right? I said I Threw up. You may not want to be this close to me". I guess no one cared cause they were still hugging me. It definitely made me feel special. But in all conclusion, if you ever wear too many layers to something when the weather is bad, just make sure underneath it all your wearing shorts and a t-shirt just in case you get too warm.

~Band Geek

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Hey guys! Oh my gosh, I'm really sorry for not being on here and talking to ya'll! Gah, just have to love band right? Well, I guess you do if you read these blogs. Ha ha! But anyway I thought I would go through what my band has won so far.
Wildcat Classic: Exhibition performance (score of 75.9)
Bellevue East Competition: 1st place, Superior rating, Best Color Guard, Best GE, Best Overall Performance, Best Music, Best Drum Majors (score of 84.3)
Columbus Competition: 1st place, Superior rating, Best Color Guard, Best Overall Performance, Best Music, Best GE (score of 96.6....we think they scored us too high!)
Sioux City Festival of Bands: 4th place, Superior rating, Best Drum Majors (score of 86.7)
OMI: 1st place, Superior rating, Best Overall Performance, Best Music, Best GE (score of 88.9)
NSBA: Will occur this Saturday at Buell Field.

As you can see overall this seasons competition ratings I think we have done a great job...don't you? Why don't you guys write in the comments below on how you think/or how you did at your competitions this season! We would all love to know! Also just to get this straight, during the Sioux City Festival of Bands competition...the only reason we got fourth from what we know is because we were going up against some of the hardest bands in the Mid-West. And trust me, the Mid-West has the highest standards of these Marching Bands. But still I think we did a great job at the competition, but the best part was the four hour bus ride there and us singing to Mulans "I'll make a man out of you". Ha ha! We have oh so much fun! Again let us band geeks know on what you guys do on the long bus rides to your competition, are they crazy, silent (I dearly hope not!), like a chorous, or do you guys sing your show? Let me know in the comments below!

And as always,
~Band Geek

P.S here's a picture of our awards so far.... there are 21 in total (plaques and trophies)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mondays with Mike!

Ha ha! Hey everyone! And yes I know it is Wednesday and my title says "Monday's with Mike", but you'll hear about that later. Anyway, I really don't have a huge story for you guys today. You see I was sick with strep on Tuesday, and I wasn't feeling all to well on Monday so I didn't exactly pay attention to that either...oops! But this week we have a huge competition, and it's in Sioux Falls, SD. Woohoo! A three and a half hour drive there and a three and a half hour drive back, all in the charter buses. Us band kids should survive, shall we not? Ha ha! But yeah it's supposed to be a really tough competition with awesome bands competing against us too. I'm not exactly worried about us, but I'm still gonna act like a child and cross my fingers, toes, eyes, and well what ever else can be crossed when they announce the winners!

Oh and now back to my title. As it says so promptly above, "Monday's with Mike!". It's a set time where Mike (a marching helper) comes in and goes over basics with us as well as some parts in the show that need work. And of course I've never been to one of them, but I have seen the L-Team's youtube videos. Which I will be posting right about................................................................................
.................................................................................................................................................NOW!!!!!!! (NEW ONE!!!)

(You all need to just watch these cause they are just funnily stupid, and yes funnily is now officially a word!)

~Band Geek

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Long time no see!

Wow band geeks of the world! It's been a really long time since I heard and well talked to ya'll! Surprisingly enough, I've been overly busy with homework and well Marching season. As you all know from my previous post, I moved back to Nebraska and honestly I did really miss it out here. But I bet you, that you guys want to hear some things about the band out in Nebraska, so here I go.

This is my schedule for a typical marching band/ school week.
-start early morning rehearsal at 7:30
-school till 3:15
-pit sectional from 6:30-9:30
-a possible early morning rehearsal 6:30am-whenever second block starts
-school till 3:15
-trumpet sectional 3:30-4:30
-early morning rehearsal 6:30am-whenever second block starts
-trumpet sectional 3:30-4:30 (or 5:00)
-early morning rehearsal if there is a game the next day 7:00am
-late night rehearsal 6:30-9:45 or 10
-early morning rehearsal 6:30-whenever second block starts
-load the truck after school (pit&battery instruments)
-be at the stadium at 5:00pm to unload the truck
-football game at 7:00-9:30 or 10
-get back to the school and turn in uniforms and unload the truck again
-competition day!!!!!
-Sleep in, it's your only day off!

So you see, I am in an extremely busy part of my life at the moment. Oh and I almost forgot to tell you how well I was doing on my "Crab Rack" (pit instrument). I learned the music in two weeks and I feel pretty confident in it. Plus, I've now been dubbed the official "Master of the triangle"! Ha ha, that's what I get for having a triangle solo. Also another thing for you guys, I found my show on YouTube, and I'm going to share it with ya'll!
(you'll see me walk off at the end of the clarinet solo from the pit area just around the 50 to my "marching spot").

And for all of my friends still in Washington, I would just like to say. I'm deeply sorry for you not being able to perform this previous week at Leavenworth. For those of you that don't know whats going on at the moment in Southern Washington, I have a picture for you to see.
If you can look closely, the first picture was taken on September 1st (all in the same spot). The next was taken September 22nd. The third was taken September 25th. And the last one was taken September 27. All that haziness is caused from all the wild fires occurring in Southern Washington at the moment. My old band members were told, that because of the fires and all the smoke everywhere that District office said they were not allowed to perform at their next competition. So wish them luck, because all of those band geeks are eager to perform their amazing show.

~Band Geek

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Loving the airport!

Hey guys! Well as you all know I'm moving to Nebraska, and at the moment I am waiting for my plane to Nebraska to get in. It's taking FOREVER!!!! I mean I flew out of Seattle and into Salt lake city. Now all I am doing is waiting for four hours till my plane to Nebraska leaves. Oh so much fun, am I right? Ha ha! Anyway other than just on my blog and rereading my music, life's been pretty slow.

Oh and two days ago my dad shipped out my instruments to Nebraska...I had a pathetically long and soppy goodbye moment with them. I know that just has "Band Geek" written all over it! But then again, I am a band geek. And if your reading this blog than you should be too. Anyway, about the band stuff now. Nebraska band is having one of their rehearsals TONIGHT, and of course Keith wants me there. I am freaking exhausted!! Don't get me wrong I want to be there and march and play and stuff like that, but when I've been up since 4:30 am and at the airport All freaking day. Don't ask me to do anything but sleep.

So since there is absolutely nothing to do, I should go and people watch (stalker watch). Ha ha! Just kidding! I'm no band geek stalker! Oh well, I'll talk to ya'll later!
~Band Geek

Friday, August 17, 2012


みんなヘイ!Or in english, Hey guys! So recently, like really recently (more like last thursday) I found out I was moving AGAIN! I know it's really odd since I had only lived here about 6 months, but yeah I'm moving back to the good ol' Nebraska. The nice thing is, is that I'm going back to my old school. I'll be with friends and people like that. Now don't get me wrong Washington was great, but it just wasn't for me or my family.

Now for the band part. School in Nebraska started Yesterday (August 16th). Really early in my opinion, but who cares. Anyway I got a hold of my old Band director, and well asked if I could be a part of the Marching band there. In anyway shape or form, I just wanted to be there and be a part of it. And I got an answer the next day, he said I would be able to march, just not the opener. But he is putting me on pit for that part! Isn't that great! Only problem is that I have no idea how to play any pit instrument. So wish me luck! But I should probably go. I mean I still have to pack and practice, so I'll talk to ya'll later.

~Band Geek

P.S. I went to Band camp here in Washington, and for those of you reading. You guys did great for your first week with music!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Done with Mini Band Camp.

Hello geeks of the world! How are you all doing this fine day? Ha ha! Anyway, sorry for not having a post up yesterday. First of all I was at "Mini Band Camp" from 9-12. Not very long I know, but thats why it's called MINI! So yeah, I was there learning all the commands and burning the heck out of my arms and legs. Surprisingly though, my face is still white. : )

So I finished the "Mini Band Camp" and got home and realized I really stank. Stupid sweating. I also realized that I had only about 2 hours to get ready. Before I went with my friends to the DCI Big, Loud, and Live show at our local theater. I was forgetting almost everything before I headed out the door. Tipical me.

So we go to the theater and we sat in our seats, and waited. 20 mineuts pass, and we're still waiting. 15 more mineuts pass, and we're still waiting. We thought it was that they couldn't get any reception, but it was taking a little long for them to get it connected. When it FINALLY came on, my friend and I were always at the edge of our seats to see the rest of the show. THEN THE STORM HIT!!!!! And we lost connection again. But it wasn't just us this time! Aparently all 600+ theaters connections to the show were lost, because of a major storm in Indianapolis. Thankfully, when they AGAIN connected back to the show, the guys talking said they'd show us the cores that we had missed.

In the end it was a very late night, but with some Awesome marching! That about covers the past two days for me. Thanks for reading this blog, YOU'RE AWESOME!

~Band Geek

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

You got your warm up?

Hey guys! It's your band geek here! Now we're gonna talk about Warm up's. I know, not the most interesting thing in the world, right? But actually Warm Up's are really important to use before you play. So one of my good friends D.j, wrote his own Trumpet Warm Up and Brass Warm Up. In my opinion, I think they're pretty damn good. Here's the link to both, so go check 'em out. Use them, play them and of course Share them!

Trumpet Warm Up:

Brass Warm Up:

And like always,

~Band Geek

P.S. Thank you all for reading my blog, cause I'm up to 246 readers! : )

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Practice doesn't always make perfection.

So I'm very happy at the moment! And the reason for my happiness is because I finally hit my D sharp. And it wasn't your "hit and fail" note, I actually held on to that sucker! Ha ha! I know you guys probably don't care, but to me this is huge! And everyone gets that feeling when they finally hit a note that they haven't been able to hit before. You just get that rush of excitement and accpomplishment. So if you haven't hit a note that you've been trying to get for awhile now, well take this advice and use your scales. Go up an octave, you'd be surprised at what you will be able to achieve after just practicing your scales. SO DO IT! Like right now! Stop reading this blog and get to it!


~Band Geek

P.S. When your parents or teachers say "practice makes perfect" they would be lying. Practicing doesn't always make you perfect, it just improves your skills.

Early Mornin'

A very good morning to everyone! It's been a very long night for me, since I've had no sleep for the past 24 hours. Anyway, tonight is the read through so I cannot under any circumstances look exhausted. Oh right, that reminds me. I still have to do my morning bike ride. Yeah I'll look like crap later on. Ha ha! Alright enough with me and my tiredness, what's going on with you all? Are you getting ready for/ or already in band camp yet? If so, tell us other band geek's how it's going, we're desperate to know. That's for sure!

Another question for ya. Are you ready for school to start again? Cause it's not to far away if you think about it...just a few more weeks really. Then we're back in stuffy class rooms listening to lectures we could really care less about. Do ya'll feel that way about classes too? And if you don't we could "debunk" you as a teachers pet! You really wouldn't want that know would you?

~Band Geek

Monday, August 6, 2012


Earth to all band geeks! Hey guys it's your band geek here with another awesome band topic. So as my title says "Congrats!" well it's for one of my friends Lizzie. She has been accepted into the Macy's Day's Parade to perform a color gaurd number. Isn't that cool! And for a fundraiser she's selling these car decals for $7 (picture below). So again, congrats to you Lizzie, I know all of us will be watching your performance!

Random Question!!!!

If you were able to play a totally different instrument than what you play now, what would you play?

Put your answers down in the comments below! Again, thanks for reading this blog and being apart of music. The world also thanks you for that too!

~Band Geek

                                                               (here's the car decal)

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Bonjour les geeks de la bande! And if you have absolutely no idea how to speak french, it means Hello Band Geeks! Ha ha! So I decided to go outside for a little bit and read a book. Well I got bored, so I tried to sleep, again I got bored. So the one last thing I could think of to do outside that was interesting to me was to march.

Yup, I practiced marching for about two hours actually. Pretty fun way to spend a summer day I must say. Who else agrees? Ha ha! Anyway, I had my brother and his friend randomly shouting out commands for me to do. Now the sad part is...these were my old commands. Yeah I know, I should really be practicing my new ones but that's no fun! That requires learning during summer. You don't learn during summer (exception for music theory)! It just isn't right for us to learn! So yeah, good day...and now I'm all sun burnt. Great....


~Band Geek

Lovely Read Through.

Hey everyone, it's your friendly Band Geek here to post yet another thing about band! So the one thing coming up for me this week is the Read Through. This is where we pretty much read through the music. Interesting no? So from what I've been told, we read through our show and go through some of our pep band/bleacher feature songs. It should be good cause then we get a feeling for the music before we start marching.

But I found our performance on youtube and it's called "Dance Mix". Our performance consists of the following songs. We found love- Rihanna, On the floor- Jennifer Lopez, Where have you been- Rihanna (again), and Americano- Lady Gaga. Not a bad set of songs I must say. So here's the link for you to click on and enjoy our show. Now why haven't you clicked on it yet!?!

Anyway, I should probably stop blogging and pick up my instrument to practice. I've kinda lost my touch. Ha ha! See ya tomorrow Band Geeks!


~Band Geek

Friday, August 3, 2012

First post!

Hey guys! It's your band geek here. I just wanted to say, I'm glad this is finally up! And as you know, I love band. You know all bands...marching, jazz, symphony. That kind of stuff just makes my day, and I hope it does with you too. And if it doesn't, well than why are you reading my blog?

So lets get down to business. Oh who am I kidding, there is no business here. Ha ha! Anyway somewhat recently I had moved to Washington. And I was nervous, by the way it wasn't your typical nervousness. I was scared of my new band! I know sad...but true. But later on, I met some great friends who showed me "the ways of Southridge band". And I'm liking it a lot! So for any of you that will actually read this, you should know that being yourself in your band is priceless.


~Band Geek

P.S. This is sorta for a girl scout badge (Web Designer). But knowing me, I'll end up using it all the time!