For all you curious critters, here’s my room! My roommate Eunice and I are quite popular because our room has a strobe light, so naturally everyone comes on in and parties with us, except the electrician. The view from our window is perfect because we can creep on everybody walking by like the Bears who are currently still on campus. Fun Fact! All our band food this week is just the leftovers from the Bears. We are much loved here, much. (*insert laughter because that was a joke, of course they love us!)
So far I have “clashed” for fifteen hours. My arms will definitely be swoll by the time I return to Mackinaw because I can already feel the burn and band camp has yet to start. Below is my cymbal crew, starting to the far right is Morgan in the glasses (she’s taken me under her wing), then Kaleb (in orange), Crystal, Brandon, and Me. Brandon and I are the two Freshmeats this year; the others are sophomores.
The band consists of 200 members, drum line having seventeen. Our theme this year is The Windy City. Since we’ll be attending the New Year’s Day Parade in London, the band team felt it proper to give those Europeans a taste of Chicago, seeing we only live an hour away. I learned tonight that London doesn’t have any marching bands so they import them, and Olivet was one of 12 to receive an invitation. Kind of an honor!
Hey guys it’s Jess! I am going to attempt this blog thing to stay in touch with all of you, and let’s hope it works smoothly.