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!