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Tips for New Marching Marauders

Make friends and be nice to EVERYONE! Be a kind person, love each other and make the most out of every experience because it goes by before you can even say goodbye.  --- 2016-2017 Drum Major: Jennifer Lavin

Amount of effort you put into being in the band equals the amount of Joy you will get out of it.  --- Devin G.

Band Camp advice: Sunscreen & Naps! All the Way! Bring extra of everything --- Kayla M.

Drink a lot of Water!  --- Chris C.

Calm Down, It is fun. --- anonymous

Don't text or Call Home or you will get homesick.  --- anonymous

Bring everything, even if you think you won't need it. --- Allie R.

Don't be a hero and bring lots sunscreen and bug spray. --- anonymous

Learn to adapt to your environment. Band camp is just an experience. --- Antonio G.

What Did You Like Least about Band Camp?

The sun!! Really bad sunburn!

The food could definitely be better.

No Food in the rooms. That hurt. You always need food.


I did not like the lack of chocolate milk during some meals.

The food and the crowded cabins are the two biggest problems at band camp. Girls, prepare to have very little space to call your own.

Waking up early.

People being stupid and making us run.

What Was Your Favorite Activity at Band Camp?

Afternoon breaks with my friends. We would sit on a pink blanket and just get to know each other.  --- Sohini

Getting to know the freshman and breaking them out of their shell. --- Hana

Break time with the Pit.  --- anonymous

After hour shenanigans after evening practice. --- Colin

Practicing drill or night time activities. They are a wonderful opportunity to bond with the other band members. --- Sara

Traditions done after practice.  --- Scott

First day games and the bonfire. First day games break the ice and the bonfire is really enjoyable. Listening and learning from others is pretty cool. --- Anna

Freshman initiation. --- Kyle

Evening Activities. --- anonymous

What Did You Like Least About Being a Marching Marauder?

The fact that not everyone takes the band as seriously as I did. It was very important to me.

The only thing I don't like is the Drama.

I loved every minute. I honestly had no regrets my entire marching band career. Best decision I ever made.

The uniforms by the end of the year are smelly & nasty.

I can't say there is a downside.... --- Kyle

Sweating profusely in the uniforms was unpleasant.

The drama at band camp which is a result of lack of sleep.

What Did You Like Best About Being a Marching Marauder?

What isn't there to like about Marching Band? As a Marching Marauder, you are surrounded by a large group of people that you can consider your family. Before your first day of high school, you will have many friends to support you. I also enjoyed performing; it always brought a smile to my face.  --- Sara

Being able to have fun with friends while (hopefully) being great on the field.  --- Colin

I loved that there was a group of classmates that I would eventually call my best friends. --- Scott

Going to competitions and performing. --- anonymous

The family element and the traditions. --- Kyle

I loved being able to represent by school. School pride is everything & I am honored to be a part of such a program. --- Sohini

The best thing about being a Marching Marauder is being a part of the giant family. --- Hana

The 2014 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade. It was  the greatest band experience I've had in my four years. We were able to show off our awesome group.  --- Anna

Marching Marauder Comments & Advice For New Students

From The Class of 2018 Graduates