Why is there no marching band anime?
>School band wants to win the National Championship
>MC-kun plays one of the popular instruments like trumpet or sax to impress the cute flute girl.
>Best friend is that one guy who for some reason always signs up as flute but has no interest in girls.
>Cool upperclassmen section leader/drum major.
>MCs rival is second chair.
>Plot in the first 2/3 of the show and the last 1/3 is the competition with some impressive formations.
>In the final episode the song that the band plays during the championship show is the OP.
Do they have marching bands in moon land?
I want this so bad.
I'd watch it.
Bonus points if in the last episode they skip the OP or use the ED as the OP.
Well, I'm sure Again! will get an anime eventually. That's probably the closest you'll ever get unfortunately.
I played snare drum in marching band for 4 years. An anime based on marching band would be awesome. Kyoani needs to find a way.
Will it one or two cour? This is important.
Played trumpet for 7 years and I would for sure watch it.
but Again! is shit
Too bad I was only in Jazz Band. I never learned anything about normal band.
When has that ever stopped something from getting an anime?
I was only in Orchestra. I'd still watch the shit out of this though.
It'd be like Drumline, but with less niggers and more waifus as well as other instruments.
SoL bus trips and breaks inbetween practice. Would watch
Cute girls playing quads/snares/basses/cymbals? As a drummer, I would pay money for this.
and they could run a three season deal where the main character works their way though the system. first being a standard member, and the next season being like a section leader or whatever, and the final season could be like the MC as a drum major. and OVA's could be about what they do in the off season and maybe one is about how the MC goes back after like 4 or 5 years to be a tech for the band
The Teekyu of marching band.
>you never actually see people march
>everything is about all the retarded shit that happens in the band hall before and after school
Nonon has her own marching band, so there's that
Now with cute anime girls.
you literally just described what happed on a daily basis for 4 years of my life even in the off season
> Episode about senior prank where they plan to trash the band room but end up screwing it up before everyone comes back from practice
Let's Japanify it, by which I mean put lolis in it.
The band hall is a magical place where the smartest kids in school gather together to do the stupidest shit every afternoon, +/- the percussion instruments.
>waifu wars about who plays best instrument
>why isn't my waifu drum major
No one give a fuck about them outside of the US.
Should we have a gridiron anime?
Worry not, Kill la Kill is leading the way.
>Trombone a shit
not to also add the guard girls who chill around too
thats true. but KLK's is simply a concert band
I always hear that people have wacky and sexual experiences in marching band.
Is it exaggeration? All I did was show up to practice and then go home for four years.
>healthy tuba girl
>healthy french horn girl
>healthy baritone sax girl
>healthy baritone girl
>healthy euphonium girl
So many opportunities for healthy girls. Somebody call Xebec
Those kids are in Pre-K? Damn, the kids here are still being taught how to not shit themselves.
Trumpets=cool kids / delinquents
Saxophones= slackers/comic relief
flutes= girl class rep and followers
drum major= MCs rival
color-guard= pfft, who cares about color guard
I always hated marching band because marching a French Horn is almost impossible (seriously, how do people do it?) so they make you use this shitty things called mellophones which sound like ass and take out everything that's good about the instrument away.
A Marching Band anime would be pretty sweet though.
>not personally experiencing or witnessing "back of the band bus" stories
Sousaphone chicks were always the coolest, broest girls. Trombone chicks aren't healthy?
whats wrong with mellos? why didn't switch to some other brass instrument?
>no clarinet ;_;
I would watch this.
And also instantly name all saxophone-chans bestgirls.
I would not like that one bit.
My experience with students in the marching band goes like this
>end up cracking a joke in class one day
>cute girl who sits behind me laughs
>she's in the marching band
>my friend john is in there too so I ask him
>hey john what do you think of that one girl
>john informs me that she's one of the marching band sluts
>blows every dude when asked
>even let a guy shit on her chest at one point
never again fuck the marching band and anyone in it
Yes, we were all extremely perverted, even the girls, especially my section which was percussion. Also got my first bj on band bus, shit was so cash.
Mellophones sound like a bad cross between a trumpet and a horn.
It's a fundamental design issue anyway. A horn is extremely curvy and conical in design with a huge mess of tubs. It's going to sound much different from the mellophone which is basically an inflated trumpet. The reason they are used is because they're cheap and marching an actual horn is really hard (some people do it anyway though).
As far as I'm aware, mellophones are what is most commonly used (in the States anyway) for marching. I do know that they used to use other instruments in the past.
God, your band was full of dirty sluts. My class was pure as fuck.
Never fucking again. Never, ever, ever fucking again. Jesus Christ.
That's actually pretty accurate for my band.
Alto sax is best sax.
>Well Tamaki-kun, this is exactly how I pictured your band would look!
But anon-kun, sluts are best girls
Marching band was the most uncool shit ever, anyone in this thread saying how awesome it was is lying through their teeth.
That being said, I would watch an anime about marching band. Anime has a magical way of making the most boring and uninteresting stuff interesting.
Hell, look at all the mahjong anime that's been put out. How they manage to make putting down tiles look so badass is beyond me, but I'm sure they could do the same thing with a marching band idea.
Same for me. Just put the trombones with the trumpets and you're good to go.
>No based tuba
fuck outta here with that
Someone needs to animate this
loli marching band sol anime when?
i know your feels man... clarinet myself... truthfully though i just couldnt take my section... i was section leader one year and i had to deal with so much personal drama that i shouldnt have even had to worry about... some of them were cool when i was an underclassman but eh
>Was the most uncool shit
>on an anime board
>Marching band was the most uncool shit ever
Watching Chinese cartoons in your 20's is also the most uncool shit ever, but they're both fun. It was really awesome.
Also, we had Homecoming queens and varsity football players in my fuckhuge high school marching band.
Because you need to play football in order to have halftime shows.
>band director regularly commented on the brass outplaying and outmarching the woodwinds
Brass master race.
At my Uni it went like this:
Brass = 1st class
Woodwinds = 2nd class citizens and put in the back for every show
Also Clarinets = Stuck up prudes, underclassmen, and smug.
High School Clarinets were chill bros though
You see me claiming anime is the most awesome cool shit? Nah, I'm not.
That was the issue with the marching band kids in high school, they thought they were the coolest kids around when they were really the most annoying. I dunno about the rest of your school's marching bands, but mine was just unbearable.
Who the fuck wants to listen to trumpets and drums and shit
I pity any of you thought "I do".
Make a DJ anime
Trombones/ (brass in general)= Popular kids
Clarinets= side characters/ MCs best friend
Tuba= jock personality and physically huge
our tubas were literally heights 6'1" to 6'7"
>Because you need to play football in order to have halftime shows.
It's just weird to see a fucking marching band indoors though. Granted, it's a really small elementary school outfit, but that shit can get really loud.
>Regularly had to have trumpet parts transcribed to saxophone because the trumpets in my band were beyond shitty and couldn't play them
I envy you guys, with your not terrible brass section.
I sincerely applegise for all the woodwinds, since we care more about how we sound instead of being fuckloud in peoples faces
>MC transfers into new school and joins the band
>finds all these cute girls that are into him
>one (or all) of the girls is the band bike
>MC walks in on waifu getting pounded by the entire flute section
I didn't like my marching band so I wouldn't watch it. I know I'm just a bitter asshole but fuck marching band.
>30 minutes of some fag on a Mac
If your brass COULDN'T outplay your woodwinds, I'd be really worried.
>band director regularly told woodwinds that no one can hear them anyways and that they were just blips moving on the field
It's also really weird to think of learning a drill without yard and hash lines, but there you go.
The "field" they march on is so tiny.
lel the band kids were the cool kids at my school and a third of the school played an instrument. we even went on a class trip to the Bahamas where the other organization rarely got to go out of state.
Tell the flutes and clarinets to learn how to play in tune then.
Seriously, every year the brass would pretty much master the show in a few days while the woodwinds would struggle with easy shit. Everytime I went to perform with region band, I got jealous of how good, actual good woodwind players are.
>entire flute section
>flute sections are almost always 90% girls
I dig it.
I meant outplaying on a technical level as well.
What's the difference between a lawnmower and a saxophone?
You can tune a lawnmower.
I played saxophone, it was really fun.
every year the flutes were the most incompetent section. They were all girls and one gay guy who thought they they knew shit but couldn't even make a line
the gay guy was cool though
my band never really had that issue... sure we woodwinds had a learning curve with the more technical stuff but we got it down fairly quick...
im also surprised people havent been saying what band they were in
Seriously, one of you become a producer or something and fund this shit to the cheapest yet competent studio you can think of.
because there`s enough faggots in anime, no need for a band of faggots now.
>im also surprised people havent been saying what band they were in
Well, if you want me to brag to anonymous people on the internet, I was top chair and in top band. Only a few people in the band could match me on a technical level. That's in the past though.
What's the difference between playing clarinet and giving a nigger a blowjob?
Your dad will still respect you after the blowjob.
You really could have just replaced "playing clarinet" with "being in marching band."
Going to a school that put all of its focus on athletics was suffering.
Going to a school that doesn't put it's focus on ANYTHING is worse. Seriously, fuck public schools in Los Angeles.
>tfw you played in a band that was so small that the last semester had no trumpet players so you constantly had to flip between different parts
>tfw you were the only senior still participating in band by the time of graduation
I joined an orchestra that's performing a song we played in high school and I keep getting confused while practicing because I played three different parts for it on one instrument
Seriously, this show could be great. Go compete at national levels, put in a healthy amount of drama, have all the usual stereotypes (like all trumpet players are arrogant pricks who thing highly of themselves) and more. It could be a masterpiece.
>surprised people havent been saying what band they were in
For what purpose? I was in a pretty famous College band known worldwide but posting it won't really mean anything to anyone even myself
>Only senior still in band
I was also in jazz band and had to flip back and forth between guitar and saxophone several times during our performances.
Ugh, got my first bj from a trombone chick from another school's marching band (am a trombone guy myself), and she obsessed over me for at least 2 months after. Found out after the deed that she was suicidal and shit, so that was fun. Seemed normal-ish before then.
A trombone chick I dated was also suicidal/bulemic. Another one I knew had an affair with our director. Maybe there's just something wrong with Trombone girls.
id much rather have been in jazz over marching. marching students always pissed me off by being retarded. everyone in jazz wanted to be there and had talent. shit was cash.
Our jazz band did almost nothing and I joined it just to screw around and practice. It was great.
Fuck you, trumpets were the wannabe 2cool4u edgemeisters that everyone made fun of when I was in band. We trombones were loud and obnoxious for the sake of being dicks and we were bored and somehow we were the most popular people in the band
That was half the reason I joined.
I won some award for a solo after playing the sax solo from the Shining Finger theme in the improv section of one of our songs.
I still feel bad about it.
because it would blow hard!
I was a horn player myself, but my section was mostly just girls (not that there's anything wrong with that, but girls aren't bros you know). I normally hung out with the trumpets or the trombones which was where all the cool kids were.
there needs to be a scene where MC plays an iconic tune to calm down a crazy warring situation.
Who SECTION LEADER here?
>tfw running the most competent section into the ground and the other section leader was too high and busy touching females to help.
The baritones never recovered.
I had an awkward experience with a male trombonist as well.
IMO most of the trombonists I've met were great musicians but had some weird personalities, there's always that one guy in any band you play in
>Posting Carolina Crown
Get some better taste you pleb.
Holy shit, I found out later that this chick was rumored to be sleeping with the band director and the newly-hired track coach. Funny how that works
>tfw in charge of 50 brats
>tfw sectionals were chaos
>tfw had two female friends made Co-section leaders to help the load
>tfw all they caused was drama
Never again. It was a great and sometimes fun experience though
>Calling someone a nerd in a board dedicated to Chinese cartoons.
I was a section leader. I actually did a fairly decent job, but my senior year was tough though. We had some freshman girl who couldn't march or play for shit. She had no sense of rhythm; it was pretty bad. Luckily, she ended up failing (in Texas you can't participate in extracurricular activities at school if you fail) and got replaced by someone else more competent.
>posts on an anime board
>somehow we were the most popular people in the band
That's because we were the kids who gave minimal fucks and did stupid shit in the stands all the time. Also, I would stuff about 2 pounds of candy into my uniform every game. Do you know how much you can carry in a cumberbund? A lot, that's how much.
S'up. My section had a long tradition of sucking, and I was not about to let that tradition go to waste.
>4th quarter in the playoffs
>"I don't care if you're in tune or even if you're playing the right not so long as you're doing it LOUD."
>tfw section was so huge that it was as large or larger than some bands at competition
40 trombones, fuck yeah.
Who Drum Corps here?
You can hide your anime, but you can never hide the shame of being a band dork!
I don't have any shame though. I was a good player. Hell, I miss it sometimes actually. I almost bought a horn off of craigslist the other day.
My only marching was in army.
Feels bad man.
My best friend and I were trombone/low brass section leaders during our junior and senior year. We ended up with an awesome reputation/legacy by the end of senior year. The quality of the band dropped off significantly over the course of our marching band career and we were considered to be the best musicians in the band by the end of it as a result. The band sucked, but that aspect of it was freaking great, to be honest.
the only thing i hate more than band nerds are colorguard whales
i hated that whole clique/subgroup in high school...they mocked the actual nerds such as myself
I bet you were some talentless faggot in the bottom band who struggled with the fight song.
I-it's still not seventy-six
Besides being the only senior I was one of two clarinetists but I hardly remember the other doing anything except not being that good and accidentally spilling a giant cup of coffee all over the floor during class. When they were gone for a semester and students had to practice I was always stuck with the flautists
Try again, nerd. I was on the basketball team.
Playing instruments is for FAGGOTS who are too afraid to get a proper hobby and take it to a considerable level of skill.
Our section saying was "Play it loud, play it proud! Play it wrong, play it STONG" for long before I joined.
That was another thing about our trombones: We had traditions for everything, and we RESPECTED them goddammit
Go away Jamal.
>MC-kun plays one of the popular instruments like trumpet or sax
Don't you mean drumline?
>tfw I ended up taking choir because I was too poor for art supplies or instruments
>tfw I always had to miss trips that weren't held at or near school because they always cost $100+
I actually ended up failing my last year of choir because I didn't attend the mandatory "choir camp" bullshit held over the summer for $300. I never thought I'd actually have to pay to use my own fucking voice. Fuck arts/humanities, I should have taken a language class instead.
So this is where I'd be. It fits, since our battery and pit was full of assholes.
It'd be an ouendan if anything
If you can't play the violin at that level, you might as well just give it up.
You are motivated by the illusionary thought that a little of that greatness might shine upon you, if you followed that girl's shadow, but you will never reach that level to a point where it matters.
You were only incited to play an instrument because of the omnipresence of music, but it's a worthless skill, and I'm not even saying this from an economic standpoint.
>implying I play violin
I was just citing a piece well-known for it's technical prestige.
>tfw your senpai during freshman/sophomore years were jealous of your playing skills being superior to their own
At my school the chorus was treated much better than the band
It applies to every other instrument, too.
Once you have passed the level of technique needed to appreciate a good play, there is no more reason to play such an instrument, because you've gained there is to be gained for basically every person and you will remain in mediocrity.
You know playing an instrument is fun right? You don't have to be rich and famous or anything.
>Jersey Surf a best
Everything else a shit, no contest
You sound like a guitar player.
everyone from our band hated the drumline but loved the pit.
I wish I could stuff you nerds back in the locker where you belong.
Jersey who? Is that one of those bands that plays before most people even bother getting to the event?
I got to travel to Chicago, LA, and Corpus Christi for marching band. That was some pretty cool shit at least for me.
Plus being the only male flute player, I had my fun.
But why couldn't it be like the Phantom Regiment's Spartacus?
Our drumline and pit was comprised of the "cool" kids, yet nobody really got along with us. We were in our own enclosed circle, which was honestly pretty annoying, since I had to spend my time with them.
Our tubas were fat fuckers who were the funny ones in the band. The shit they did and got away with...
Hawaii for 7 days. I've never had so much sashimi before in my life.
San Antonio? Is that where we went? Fuck, I don't even remember anymore.
As an aside, my middle school band went to D.C. in 7th grade for a competition. The high school band went to the Rose Bowl parade the year after I graduated, I think.
Shit man, sounds like your school was rolling in money. We went to Disneyworld one year and that was pretty cool.
dude i play because it's fun. it doesnt need to be that complicated
You could say that Hiroshima State's Elementary School Bands have a booming sound.
Mine went to Virginia and NYC, I couldn't go for the latter but in VA we got to go to Busch Gardens and run around in a huge mall after our performance. Hotel was right by the beach, too.
Male and flute section leader here. I chose the flute because it sounds nice and fuck lugging around some huge instrument. In hindsight I didn't do much as a section leader other than keep people in line because I was too focused on getting better myself.
>Also in jazz band, playing tenor sax.
>We hosted some big name japanese high school band and did a concert with them.
>They tried to play some tribute to american jazz, but fucked up the swing.
>Get up after them and play The Mooch.
>Japs don't know what the fuck is goin on.
For those who don't know The Mooch
>back in my high school days
>was in symphonic band, the intermediate level between concert band (beginner), and honors band (pro) levels
>band director was having trouble getting volunteers for marching band
>changed the rules so that joining marching band is a co-requisite for honors band
>fuck it, just stay first chair trumpet in symphonic band
>next year want to take jazz band
>being in concert, symphonic, or honors band is a co-requisite
>before i can register, band director makes marching band a co-requisite as well
>so if you want jazz band, half of your day's schedule will be devoted to band classes
>fuck it, i'll just keep on keepin on in symphonic band
>band director makes marching band a co-requisite for taking ANY other band class
>fuck it, drop band
Man, I envy you Amerifags. Ausfag here and I only went interstate and across the pond to New Zealand in my 5 years of band tours...
We did have great support from the administration, but there was also great community support. The Band Booster enjoyed a lot of parental/volunteer support and generous donations. There were some kids who managed to collect enough donations to pay for their entire week-long trip to Hawaii. (IIRC, it was about $2500 a head, which isn't all that bad for 7 days, including airfare and activities. Hotel was right on the beach, too.)
Ahh, 4 years of band culminating as Drum Major and best trombonist. Good times to be had by all, would watch the shit out of this anime if they do it well.
Especially the fact that all the brass would be delinquents going "ORAA" whenever some woodwind male tried talking to them and they'd spend practice ogling and talking about the woodwind girls while doing stupid shit to pass the time like hide a Nintendo DS on their stands and play multiplayer games together between songs.
Here, anon. Blue Devils and Cadets all the way.
I'd love to see the DCI stage to be the final stage and the SoL semi-comedy and happy relaxing times in Indianapolis before the big competition day.
My Band Director was an old black guy from Tennessee who played trombone and had his degree in jazz studies.
He said that Japanese people fucked up swing a lot. My guess is it's because they have no soul or something.
Because the point of swing is feeling loose and organic. Japanese music education focuses on technical accuracy rather than interpretation and playing musically.
Also, proper swing is done with a triplet feel and the moron who wrote their sheet music represented it as 3/4 and then 1/4 notes so they played it super stiff.
>Japanese music education focuses on technical accuracy rather than interpretation and playing musically.
See, I knew that these guys have no souls.
How long has guitar not been fun? I thought that was the whole point of learning an instrument.
I still get really excited when I play songs I like and apparently I'll smile like an idiot and do this bobbing and weaving thing when I'm playing any of the instruments I know.
Playing in front of people is embarrassing now.
Mario Kart was our go-to
Goddamnit you're making me miss this shit. My band didn't fuck around when we were performing, but we got around
>be freshman male flute player
>beta as fuck
>Go into the practice rooms above the old bandhall
>Catch senior flute play blowing some guy
>Later find mattress in the false ceiling above practice rooms
>Dense as fuck mother fucker
>Have literal Harem in flute section
>Miss advances by at least 4 of the good looking girls
>Find this out years later that they liked me and one wanted to "mess around"
Tenor sax section leader here. My section was the trouble-making group; we goofed off all the time, yet somehow still ended up being the best section next to the drumline.
I don't know of any anime with a marching band, but there's a hentai VN involving a marching band that happens to be full of females...
It's a common mistake. A lot of people I've talked to lamented that their school band career only focused on playing the correct notes at the correct time.
You have the opposite problem I do. I fucking love playing, but I have to make sure I put on a nice face when I'm performing or else I look like a murderer because I'm too focused.
>Flute girls wanting your dick.
I've been there, but they were creepy fujoshits so I stayed away. Only good part about it was one of them was the sister of a guy I hated.
Alto sax here.
>Finding that one kid with a lot of potential and watching them get really good before you graduate and now they're section leader.
The best feeling.
I have a huge neckpuff whenever I play. It freaks people out sometimes.
Did anyone else's Band teacher get arrested for solicitation?
I know that feeling. One freshman girl got lassoed into playing barry sax in our jazz band because she played clarinet and that was close enough. She was shorter than her instrument but played the fuck outta that thing. She eventually got a full ride scholarship to Harvard for it.
>fuck lugging around some huge instrument
At least brass can play in the goddamn rain.
Man, football games in the rain were so fun. Thank goodness our rain doesn't carry AIDS in FREEDOMland.
My flute players were pretty good looking, but one or two were pretty crazy. I had this weird clarinet player who was obsessed with me though. Hell she ended up cornering me alone and tried to grope me once or twice.
No but my basketball coach wound up marrying one of the girls on the team because he got her pregnant in her senior year.
Oh, small schools, they're so crazy.
Oh boy. I remember those days. Practice in the rain was always really intense.
How old were they?
A student teacher got fired (he got caught) and the other could have gotten arrested had they found out he was dating a student (never got caught).
That just meant that when it rained, we got to go inside and work on music or didn't have to play. I'd rather have to deal with rain than a sousaphone in 105 degree weather.
She was probably 17 at the time of conception, but I didn't know her that well so I can't say for sure. Coach was in his 30's.
Seriously though, didn't you people learn from Sakamichi no Apollon that school music dramas are shit?
It's not the rain that makes playing the flute hard, it's strong wind that fucks with your air stream.
I didn't have to play in the stands much for football games because I spent my time on the field. It's funny how good you can get at sports if you're not lazy and can learn correct form that the meatheads can't.
No but she'd drink like three red bulls during class
I live in New England and marching band was a nightmare during winter weather. Freezing cold and if it was a mild one we'd be trekking through mud on the football field.
It's always been MUH PADS for our woodwinds.
That sounds so lame. I loved playing in the stands when it was pouring. You guys really missed out on the fun.
The stands playing was the fun part! Getting to make dirty jokes and just getting to be retarded was awesome.
Fuck windy days, just fuck it every goddamn time. Slides to the right were so much fun as well...
>The stands playing was the fun part!
This. Every game we played shit like lowrider, and we go crazy with it and take it up an octave or two. The good days.
We got the nasty winter/mud too, just not as long. We had potholes... We had someone shatter their ankle during a full uniform run through.
We got to stay in the stands sometimes, just had to hide the instruments and the ostrich plooms.
Raining practices were fun too, especially when the French horns and Flutes wore white shirts they were going to decorate later.
>tfw I'm the only trombone in my band
Your woodwinds were pussies. Seriously, you'd have to dunk your instrument in water for that to be an issue.
I did play in the stands during basketball season, but that was inside. I didn't enjoy it much. The real fun thing was marching practice where we would march through the parking lot, setting off car alarms because we were so loud.
The only time wind was really an issue was during parades through the city. Sometimes you would get into a gap between buildings that would funnel the wind like crazy and make it impossible to play.
>mfw no other band's trombones did kickoff
Why not? It was fun. (If you don't know, it's where whenever we kicked off, we would all go in 6th/7th position and play the lowest note we can as loud as we can, and when the ball was going up in the air, we'd go glissando up through the overtones really fast and then glissando down really fast when it was coming down. It was basically brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtbloopblooBloopBloopBLOOPpftgghhhhhhbrrrrt. Yeah.
>decide that I'll play the next song without tonguing because why the fuck not
>decide that I'll try to play the fight song all in one breath (albeit quietly) because why the fuck not
>decide that I'll play the trumpet part or the melody instead of my own part because why the fuck not
>decide that we'd all aim our bells at a random band member to deafen him because why the fuck not
Man, your band must really have sucked. The whole point of marching band is normally the big brass bellowing.
I could never imagine playing at a basketball game, too damned small for a group of 40 (Symphonic Winds) to 300 (full marching band).
Oh and the pad's thing the other anon said, I had to replace my pads twice because the humidity was too high and caused them to fall off. And to think that was on my marching/shit flute that was pretty tough.
>Join Marching band in college
>It sucks but stick it out for a year
>Well that wasn't that horrific
>Try again for another year
>Quit after the first football game
>Still have my whole marching band uniform in my room
It's neat that the school overlooked losing a $600 uniform but I don't know what to do with this thing. Maybe cosplay it in Japan?
You poor boner
Apollon wasn't a school music drama though. Just shitty love drama.
Our band did a few times but we were told to not perform during plays because it'd bother the handeggs.
Three of us would harmonize on this for every opposing team fumble or when our side thought there was a bad call. Got tons of laughs every time.
Out of all the music I ever played, I will never, ever be able to listen to American Woman again... We had to play that during the Rose Parade with horn moves.
Should have learned Trumpet or Tuba and tried DCI.
>Being made section leader of trombones as well as baritone/euphonium section when I played baritone because they were so shit.
Feels good man
It was The Final Countdown for us. God I hate The Final Countdown so much now.
Our band had a melody based on overtones for kickoffs. It was great.
Your football team was a bunch of pussies than. Our team loved the band. We played all the time.
Whenever 'When the Saints Go Marching In' plays at some store I find myself goose-stepping and wanting to kill myself.
Elevens don't play football, therefore they don't have marching bands to play at halftime
>I will never, ever be able to listen to American Woman again...
Ditto but for Pirates of the Caribbean
All these blowers.
Drumline masterrace reporting in. Because you cant march with a piano
>those tiny hats
I loved this one school that appeared at a big band meetup that had beret hats and capes, they looked like Renaissance court performers and it made them stick out completely compared to all the other schools.
Our band would, as a rule, only play when we were on defense. When we played, we played LOUD so as to mess up the other team's playcalling and get them to jump offsides or call a timeout. We were the largest marching band in the world, so it actually worked.
>all that opposing team/fan butthurt
Based band director fed on opposition team tears. Nothing made him happier than for the ref to have to pause the game and tell our band to shut the fuck up and stop playing.
>Marching band was the most uncool shit ever
Probably close to 20-25% of the student population at my school had been in band at some point, and probably had been in the marching band.
It ended up being one of the biggest and most popular cliques to be a part of.
While I've heard it's generally considered an "uncool" thing, at my school, it was where a lot of the "cool" kids were. Then again, being a nerd wasn't really uncool at my school either, which is supposedly not normal for public school. It probably had to do with living in a suburban area with mostly upper-middle class people.
How did it feel being the dumbest nerd in school?
Band is cool when most of the students are either interested in music or good instrument players, where I am people just took it as an easy credit instead.
At my school, the vast majority of the smart kids were in band and we were all pretty cool, so it was a good deal.
Where are you that people think this? In Texas we spend just as much time (if not more) on the field practicing than the football team. And those lucky bastards get a grass field.
Who'd buy that shit
People with taste. (So not Japan)
But I didn't play the flute
New England, but around my senior year they changed it up so that band would be a half-credit and you could get a full credit by performing in it for half a year or by taking secondary options like marching and percussion classes. At least that's how I think it worked. My high school wasn't a very nice one, either.
>where I am people just took it as an easy credit instead.
That explains why only people who actually enjoyed music enrolled in the band. We practiced all the time, and you had to get to school an hour or two earlier than normal every day (which meant being there at 6 or 7 in the morning most times).
Not that it mattered. We'd still get stomped at competitions by the bands who came over from Missouri, who had far less people, but way better ones. Somehow we managed to be one of the biggest bands in our state despite the amount of dedication required.
Yeah, at my school, you had to sign away a good chunk of your summer and at least two hours a day during weekdays to band for about a semester. It was fun though.
Come now. Everyone knows that average IQ drops as you go towards the back of the band. Flutes and oboes are front row.
It was awesome! I just don't know if I'd want to do it again. Then again, having two off periods between school and practice allowed for some fun times with other band members.
>In Texas we spend just as much time (if not more) on the field practicing than the football team. And those lucky bastards get a grass field.
It was the same way in Kansas.
For some reason, marching band is huge across central and southern midwest. I know Missouri and Oklahoma also have a reputation for putting a lot of effort into their marching bands.
I would say that flutes and oboes are pretty dense though or maybe that was just me.
Wherever football is really big, marching band tends to be pretty big too (especially rural areas). Texas and Indiana tend to have the cream of the crop when it comes to high school marching bands.
The flutes were pretty smart, but the clarinets were quite dumb.
Right up front where they can reach the conductors cock. Front rows are nothing but sluts and teachers pets
>Not knowing that flute players are sluts, so are Clarinet chicks.
>Real money is on brass section girls or the better woodwinds (Tenor Sax girls and Oboes for the win)
>Not having the Tuba/Baritone section as comedy relief, like Statler and Waldorf
>Not having the Percussion as an elite group of distant guys, who always walk in the same group.
>The one percussionist that plays timpanis striking the beat from 2001: A Space Odyssey during every dramatic scene, and getting called out by the Drum Major
>Not having the one oddball flute soloist play "My Heart Will Go On" during every romantic cutaway, and getting called out by the Drum Major again.
>Drum major seems like a prick, but is actually ultimate bro tier.
>tfw I was the section leader of the most chill ass section that had no drama and knew how to play our shit because either, 1. Some were actually good players, and 2 No one gave a damn about us and didn't give us hard parts anyways.
Low Reeds Master Race.
Jesus Christ...were you part of my college band at a historically significant small town in PA?
>Not having the Tuba/Baritone section as comedy relief, like Statler and Waldorf
It always seems like there's one or two Tuba players who are just hilarious.
Like there was a guy at my school who was really fucking small (I guess he hadn't gone through his growth spurt yet), and decided to become a tube player. Every once in a while, he'd hide in his tuba case and pop out at unsuspecting people who walked by.
>See bands play "popular culture" music for their parades and field shows.
The worst bands.
Tubas were pretty fucking funny, but they had a beef with the percussionists though (they were cunts). They had a massive section on section fight once after practice. Never thought those buff percussionists would lose to the tubby tubas.
And Flutes, some of them are sluts not all of them though (sadly).
Then again compared to the other bands in the district, we were the looney ones, but we were also the successful ones...
>next game is against some school in the middle of a ghetto
>their "band" starts playing hip-hop parodies and the drum majors literally dance on the field
That shit was hilarious though. And our team steamrolled them too.
I googled "marching band anime" and got this.
Could be worse, could be stuck playing equus. I swear every single fucking band played that for competition.
Why don't you band faggots learn to play an actual instrument and join the orchestra and practice some real music?
It might have only been my band, but it seemed like trombone players were always the broest of the bro.
>Flutes were sluts.
>Not championing an overwhelmingly male flute section with your awesome skills that inspired other men to take up the instrument with pride.
No, 1st/2nd chair Baritone through middle and high school, total of 8 years. Haven't touched brass in about 5 years now. Feels Batman.
There were two tubas, myself, another baritone, and 2 trombones, we were the Peanut Gallery for our band, always cracking wise and being smartasses. It was a great time.
Everyone underestimates the Brass section. Thankfully my percussions were always great. There were a few cunts, and one gay kid that was amazing on the marimbas, but that's about it.
>Not being in a band that has to play "Eye of the Tiger" right after "Bad Romance"
Fuck, I woulda killed for it.
I was always brass man, I woulda rocked the sax, but Brass section has my heart.
>join the orchestra
That was for string instruments only at my school, though the "symphonic" band and the orchestra would team up at times. When the marching band season was over, you had to do a test, and the best players went to symphonic band, which played good and real music, while the rest of the guys got sent to concert band to play much easier stuff.
Joke's on you, my school was too poor for an orchestra. We had concert season the next semester though and we won plenty of awards. I did make it in the Region Orchestra once and it was a pretty amazing experience. We played some really good pieces like Polovestian Dances and Hungarian March.
That was true for my band too.
I was the only guy in my section of pretty girls. Only problem was I was as dense as a neutron star.
I've only been out of high school for 2 years, should I jump back into band while I have the chance in college when I transfer? I do kinda miss it.
Does the violin count?
Our school had a crappy, strings only orchestra, but at least it was something.
That butchering of Tank! though. Also I can't recognize anything else and that feels bad.
Our school's orchestra is so bad middle schoolers move so they don't have to go into it when they end up there in High School.
Scholarships man. And you can meet some good people. The issue is, a lot of college bands are uptight, because there's people in there that want to go career. Do your part! Become a Citizen today!
>should I jump back into band while I have the chance in college when I transfer?
Depends on how intensive the practice is, and how intensive your studies are.
If you can balance them well, go for it. You'll probably meet some great people and have a great time if you like playing music. Just don't let it interfere with your actual classes.
Shit I got the links mixed up, fuck 4chanX being broken right now.
woodwinds are losers
thank god drum corps exist
gunna do corpvets some year since im past age cap for DCI and cant do it
Don't be a douchey drum, bro. There's enough out there. Be cool man, be cool.
>woodwinds are losers
The sax guys were usually cool.
I know it's tough (a friend of mine goes to UofH for music). And scholarships aren't that great, especially for a slightly above average flute player that's been out of practice for a year and a half.
Depends on the intensity of the Music Program, but I'd try it (if I can get in).
>Butchering of Tank!
>mfw after I graduated the weeb underclassmen did this at a concert.
>It was supposed to be one where only the best members play and they charge an entrance fee to fund the program.
Shit man, I have a really good friend of mine that attends University of Houston too for music. (I go there as well, but there's no way in hell I have time for music). Trombone player by any chance?
I don't get it
Their sluts anon.
>Convinced the band director that the jazz band should play the Baccano OP one semester
>They never knew
I feel like a terrible weeb, but it was fun.
you tryna fite there m8?
But on your penis...
She's a flute player from my year and a French Horn just started going there.
I fucking love their program and Mr. Bertman is a bro. Maybe I can get into that if I tried again
The Carolina Crowns are on that level, at least everyone I've ever met from that program.
French Horn girls have always been one of my favorites, up there with Tenor/Bass sax chicks
Could be worse, at least the first part.
>not drum corps
My friend says a lot of good things about Mr. Bertman too. Your friend has good taste in instruments; I was a horn player. It's a beautiful instrument.
Goddamn it I'm trying to figure out what they're playing. Is it Connect?
>Rite of Spring
Why are girls in band such sluts. I swear almost every girl in the flute section sucked someones dick in band.
>Why are girls such sluts
I meant the 1st song, of course. 2nd's obviously a terrible "Tank!"
>Out of tune.
Am I supposed to be impressed?
French Horn girls are good looking, it's sad I've only met one or two sain ones out of the 30-40 I've met...
Bertman is intense but he seems saner than Mr. Green. I swear he had a coke nail last time I saw him.
Painful painful memories. It's sad I can still play it from memory...
Move the FUCK over m8.
I was part of the Trombones.
We ended up being the best marchers, so we were placed in front of the parade. In all my years the band only won parade competitions with Trombones in the front.
New band director replaced trombones with baritones because they were easier to march with. They have not won any parades since.
>playing Rite of Spring
Oh man, I'm jealous. That horn part is amazing.
that's nice and all, but cavvies had their cute little run, they're old news now.
>implying this isn't the best show since spartacus
I must be pleb or something because I only recognized one of those songs.
At any rate, I would totally endorse such a show. I was in my High School Marching band, and we had some fun, but it sort of tapered off by Junior / Senior year after a lot of our best players left. By the time I was graduating, I think we had sub-50 people? I hear it's even smaller now, which is disappointing as hell.
That said, and something that would be really interesting to see play out in such an anime, would be a large collegiate marching band. I was in a Big 10 conference (basically, big "important" school) school's marching band, and for how much of an introvert I usually am, I really got into playing in the stands, shouting, and generally cheering on a team I had no affiliation with prior to my entering the school. Could totally see such a show progressing like that, and have the final season as the MC being drum major and leading the school to victory at a championship or something
Marched 4 yrs HS, 4 yrs College, and 2 yrs with a senior corps. I would watch the shit out of a marching band anime.
One of my directors was in that. Fuck that show, it was great, but I'll always love the Phantom Regiment's Spartacus more.
It's a pity that our main French horn could never play it without fucking up. She was good just unreliable.
>that second song
Fuck, I know this. What is it? Which Yoko Kanno OST is this from? Goddammit, this is gonna bother me to no end.
Also, wow, I hardly know any of these songs. They're okay marchers, but their playing leaves something to be desired, to be honest.
Okay /a/, you are now in charge of coming up with the marching show for your school band, and it has to be anime themed. What songs do you choose. Remember, this is a marching show, so the music has to be something that catches their attention, and it has to be recognizable.
When it comes to High School L.D. Bell used to be pretty good. I remember the first time I saw their show at the Alamo Dome center front row (It was prelims UIL or BOA and pretty empty).
Holy fuck at 6:38 that brass line was the loudest/craziest thing I'd seen in person and I still remember that moment perfectly
Fuck, how recognizable are we talking here? I can think of Tank! off the top of my head, but not much else that anybody would recognize otherwise.
G Gundam soundtrack.
Fuck everything about Equus so no Equus.
Personally I'd try some Shostakovitch or Stravinsky. There's no point in be a shitty pop band so most Jazz would be out.
Maybe try a WWII themed show or something with music from Gundam Unicorn, but has to have some story.
>That moment when your football team wins district, then regional, then state.
I just wanted to get to concert band. Two straight years of that, marching in December was the worse
GJ Bu ed arranged for band simply for the drumline feature in the middle perhaps?
Kirara ed, i mean.
Real Folk Blues, Borderland, OST from Gundam, end it with something big and punchy.
>no nani sore
Trumpet section leader.
> practically retarded lower trumpets
>no interest in girls
So MC's best friend is a faggot?
No make the flute play have interest in girls but dense. That's more believable.
So basically mecha and shounenshit from Toonami?
>hit them right off the bat with The Wings of a Boy That Killed Adolescence
>Don't Stop The Music (Initial D)
>drum break (with solo part): Voices
>a few bars of Asterisk
>a few bars of CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
>Escaflowne medley with Dance of Curse and ending with a company front set to the choral portion of Wings
I can't make it much more entry-level than this.
You could add EVA OP at the end.
My body wouldn't be ready
That music still gives me chills when I listen to it.
There's already a cheersquad manga. Which is almost exactly the same stuff.
Same. Every time I listen to Wings, I feel like I'm rising to a higher level of existence and that angels are coming from the heavens. It's so good.
You must not have been in Band or were in a very small, boring group.
yes, I saw one practicing in yokohama last weekend