how big of a band nerd are/were you? (funny list of things)

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 17, 2009
    Well i found this list from a group on facebook called you know your are a band geek if....
    those of you who are in high school or college will find the majority of them to be true, but those who arent may be able to relate to these, or remember how these related to you when you were a band student
    have fun....
    You know you're a band geek if...

    1. Band is your favorite sport.

    2. You hum band songs in other classes.

    3. You've ever done roll-step while walking with a full plate or glass to keep things from spilling.

    4. You've never been on a Friday night date, thanks to the football games.

    5. You walk in step with any music you hear.

    6. A snake is a favorite activity, not an animal.

    7. You would never go to a football game if not for band.

    8. "Hey Baby" really is the only pick-up line you know.

    9. You hear the phrase "tongue harder" on a regular basis.

    10. You know that "one more time" actually means "four or five more times".

    11. You can't watch Pirates of the Caribbean without wondering what formation you should be in.

    12. It bothers you when the person walking next to you isn't in step.

    13. Your band director's phone number is on speed dial.

    14. When you retell some of your favorite memories of summer, you start with the phrase, "This one time at band camp..." and mean it.

    15. All your friends are in band.

    16. You've actually been to band camp and consider it the highlight of your summer.

    17. You know how to play 10 popular-stand tunes, but know the words to none of them.

    18. You point out key changes and dynamics when you listen to the radio.

    19. You've never had to pay to get into a football/basketball game.

    20. You've never sat in your class section at a pep rally because you're always playing.

    21. You start humming a showtune from three years ago and your friends join in with their respective parts.

    22. You listen to band demo CDs in your car.

    23. You know that "push in" and "pull out" are regular tuning phrases and are in no way sexual.

    24. You see no pervertedness in the words tongueing, blowing, and fingering.

    25. You are late for band because you were at another band rehersal.

    26. You think there should be horn pops in symphonic band. (for marching band geeks)

    27. You laugh at all of these because you know they're all true.

    28. You realize you are out of step with the song in your head and you adjust your step.

    29. You have constant arguments as to why your instrument is better.

    30. You insist (no, KNOW) marching band is more physically and mentally taxing than football.

    31. Even after you graduate, you still go to every competiton and sit with the band.

    32. Someone asks you who your favorite band is and you say "High school or college? DCI? Which division? I, II or III?"

    33. You have a mnemonic for the different modes... "I Don't Punch Like Muhammad A-Li" (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian).

    34. The entire floor of your trunk is littered with sheet music.

    35. You're walking to class to the tempo of the ballad, the late bell rings, and you suddenly walk to tempo of the 3rd movement.

    36. You carry a metronome in your pocket.

    37. You feel the overwhelming compulsion to tap out a drum cadence on the nearest hard surface, even if that means tapping it out on the stranger standing next to you.

    38. You know what it's like to have a reed frozen to your lips.

    39. You know just how many people can fit into a band locker (from experience).

    40. You get upset when an audience can't clap in time or on the right beats.

    41. You use the excuse, "I can't, I have rehearsal" more than five times a week.

    42. You can tell what someone plays just by looking at them.

    43. You only know how football is played because
    you are forced to sit through the games.

    44. You know your school song by heart, backwards, in the dark, sleeping, and in every key because you have played it so many times.

    45. When you hear a school with the same fight song, you want to join in and play.

    46. You can look at a little kid and guess what instrument they are going to eventually play... and guess right.

    47. You get excited when you hear songs in movies that your jazz band or any other band played.

    48. You automatically go to attention when you hear a whistle...including the ref's.

    49. You continue doing band in college even if you are not majoring in music.

    50. You get annoyed when you are listening to the radio and the car's blinker is not in sync with the beat of the music.

    51. You subdivide into 8ths, 16ths, triplets, and quintuplets a turning signal, walk pace, song on the radio, or just about anything that keeps time.

    52. You once drove back to your house going 60 mph because you forgot your music, or part of your uniform, or other essential item, before a practice or concert or competition.

    53. You describe distance in 8-to-5 steps.

    54. Someone threatening to kick your instrument is worse than someone threatening to kick you.

    55. You have a favorite key and/or time signature.

    56. You listen to a song and think about how cool it would be to arrange it for a field show.

    57. You only date people who are in the band (or orchestra or choir).

    58. You have most, if not all, of the songs your band(s) has ever played on your MP3 player.

    59. You've ever suggested having a lock-in in the band hall.

    60. 95% of your pictures in your scrapbook or photo album are pictures of things you did with the band.

    61. When your friends call you a band geek, you don't deny it, and in fact, take it as a compliment.

    62. You've ever tripped with your instrument and sacrificed your body to protect your horn.

    63. You tap your foot to elevator music and the radio.

    64. You don't go home on the day of a football game.

    65. Your band locker is your personal space for anything and everything.

    66. You rarely see your family during the fall because you are always doing marching band things.

    67. When you're walking along with a friend, you automatically get in step and in time with their footsteps.

    68. Your marching show is your ring tone.

    69. You skip other classes due to weather, but then go to band.

    70. You hear a slight beat and rhythm to everything around you... i.e., the air conditioner, the fan, the pencil scribble sound, and the squeaky desk.

    71. You like the way reeds taste.

    72. You wonder what it would be like to play the music in basically every movie you watch.

    73. You can listen to a song and figure out the time signature, and often consult with other bandies who are doing the same thing at the same time.

    74. You trade instruments when there's a substitute teacher for band class.

    75. You've learned the hard way not to walk through the brass section without shoes.

    76. You know that getting to a band event early means you're on time, on time means you're late, and late means you're in trouble.

    i personally got 41....
  2. Snorglorf

    Snorglorf Pianissimo User

    Nov 13, 2008
    I don't play in Marching Band and I got quite a few

    You should add:

    You are more interested in practicing than members of the opposite sex.
  3. lovevixen555

    lovevixen555 Banned

    Nov 5, 2008
    So true!!!! I did not get the part though about "Not walking through the brass section barefoot"????? It is obviously for girls since guys seldom walk any place barefoot as a norm but girls are always takeing their shoe's off in school etc..... I just do not get what would be on the ground to hurt their feet is all?

    The dateing part was funny. Because I was a very good Jock as well as Band Geek I was not forced to date just other band geek's. I will saw this though! The most outstanding girls in terms of intelligence and moral fiber where always my fellow band geeks! I was never ashamed or worried about being embarassed by them since none of them where air head's. People can say what they want about band geek's but 9out10 are realy good people and usless things ahve changed a lot since I was in school their where a lot of very beautiful girls and hansome guy's in band. In fact I do not ever in any of the school I attened ever recall any one in band getting busted for drug use or postion or being busted for rapeing a young woman or anything else for that matter. I can not say the same thing about the guys I played sports with many abused drugs and where busted for rapeing young woman. So their is a lot to be said for the "band geek"! I know I was always proud to be a band geeks becasue eventhough I was a good athlete I had the personality of a band geek.

    P.S. I copying the above I enjoyed it a lot so thanks for posting it!
  4. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 17, 2009
    with the walking through the brass section barefoot, i have even though i know the danger, the spit tht gets emptied, imagine walking through tht
  5. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    That's not spit - that's exhaled moist air that has done it's bit creating music and incidentally carries all the bad unused notes with it - every good band has some. Note that only the best instruments extract bad music like that. For example: seeing that neat little pool in front of a viola player might raise some eyebrows. If the pool of bad notes doesn't exist, it means that you have projected them into the audience - shame.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  6. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 17, 2009
    kinda figured someone would nag me for saying its spit, i know its water....
  7. TrumpetJ

    TrumpetJ New Friend

    Dec 28, 2008
    Still kinda gross to walk through in barefeet.
  8. bkonstans1

    bkonstans1 Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 19, 2007
    Aurora, IL
    The OP got 41... i got 66
  9. lovevixen555

    lovevixen555 Banned

    Nov 5, 2008
    I never thought about the water key issues.... I know I hated it if some knuckle head emptied it on my shoe for instance!! I can see where it would be a bit disturbing to walk through that bare foot but look at how many girls love to walk through grass with fresh morning dew on it! I think it is more in the mind because you think of it as spit. While most of it is water their has to be some biological material in it since it is comeing from your lungs! I know we are talking microscopic. THen you have the enzymes and food particles from your mouth the same ones that cause red rot etc...... I think the trick though is too not be too nurotic kids today are hyper germ sensitive and nurotic about germs!
  10. Publius_

    Publius_ Banned

    Jan 21, 2009
    Yeah this is actually pretty funny I have to admit. I'm not in marching band, too much stuff going on but I Apply to some of those things.

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