In middle school I was in orchestra. I had never been in band and I never thought I would join either. I had friends in the band, they were fun people, but I just never thought it was for me.
In the 8th grade, the indoor drumline came to our school. They performed their show for us, and that was when everything changed. I was so intrigued, the show was awesome! After that, some of my friends decided to join band. I really wanted to be on the drumline, so I convinced another friend to join with me.
We ended up playing cymbals the next year, and I love my drumline buddies now. I still get teased about being in orchestra, but it’s all in good fun and I’m glad that I decided to join the band/drumline.