So it’s just a lot of going around and helping people–kind of like a team captain.There was an audition process in April that was right after spring break.It takes time, but ultimately you are able to do it. I am very honored to be in a position where I can be leading them and looking to me for guidance.
Drum majors, section leaders, and band officers make up our student leaders.
Our leaders are the students the directors know they can count on to keep things running smooth even when they’re busy in another area.
I felt like I had a lot to live up to because it’s mostly upperclassmen.
Its definitely a lot of how do I speak up in a way that people won’t be angry with me.
Since I did get them the day of my audition, people were texting me congratulations.
At first I thought, ‘they’re probably just talking about the fact that I auditioned today.’ Them, I ended up getting a picture of the results.
It’s just a matter of getting used to talking to people in a way that they respect you. Going into marching band last year, as my first year, I kind of built myself on the fact that other people have been through this. This year, when I got drum major, not a lot of people are chosen for this.
It is a very small amount of people and I thought what if they (band directors) made a mistake? It did take an adjustment and I was really really nervous. I know this is cliche to say, but this is like a big family.
I went into the process of auditioning without any expectations.
I wanted to keep my options open if I wanted to audition in years to follow. There is no way anything is going to happen.’ But, I did put in effort into the audition that I think they (band directors) ended up appreciating that.