Monday, November 7, 2011

Marching Band Tour

I'm not going to talk about a merit badge this time, because I've been gone for like a week. That week I was gone on a marching band tour. I will like to tell you this story about the Marching Band Tour.

I have been playing in the marching band this year at Bingham High School. Well just this week, the marching band and I went on tour to Southern California. I would love to tell you how the tour was by telling about each day we had there.

On November 1st, I said good-bye to my family, and they wished me luck on the tour. I headed out the door with my soccer bag full of things I need, like my drillmasters and band shirt. I went to the school and saw the three travel-buses ready to be loaded. First we did a meeting in the band room before we had to leave. Then we headed to the buses to load up and get ready to go. We were supposed to leave at 9:00 in the evening, but we ended up waiting until 11:30, still at the school, because one of the buses broke down randomly. We were relieved that we got to be on the road, but all we had to do was sleep on the buses.

On November 2nd, we made it to California, and we had been on the buses all night long while the drivers kept driving on and on until we got to Denny’s for breakfast in California. That’s where I thought of some jokes. Their pancakes were flippin’ good and their eggs were crackin’ good. Get it? Anyway, after breakfast, we all got ready to go to the beach. The beach was really sandy when walking on it, but fun when hitting the waves. After a little while, we got ready to head over to our hotel called Radisson Suites.

We swam in their swimming pool and everyone thought I do the best cannonballs ever in the pool. For dinner we went to the coolest restaurant in the world, Medieval Times. The tables worked exactly like you’re eating a feast back at castle times. Then you watch this live horse show in front of you. That’s pretty awesome. Huh? When we were done, we went back to the hotel and went straight to bed, because we had a marching band clinic the next day.

On November 3rd, we woke up and had breakfast at the hotel. Then we put on our band shirts and drillmasters and headed to RCC for our marching band clinic. The RCC stadium was really amazing. In fact, we got to rehearse our performance in front of the RCC staff and let the RCC staff do a lot of adjustments for us to make our performance much better. Then after the clinic, we went to a park to have lunch. That’s when we did another clinic there with only our staff. As a matter of fact, there was a nice looking dome stage in the park. That’s where we did our final adjustments to our performance for the competition on the next two days. Then after the clinic, we went to dinner at a restaurant called Souplantation. I tried something new at Souplantation. I tried that Pecan Pumpkin Cobbler. It was so good; my Mom would want to try that. We went back to RCC to do a review on our performance in front of the RCC student body. Then after our performance, we watched the RCC band’s performance. It was amazing how they did. They had some choir in it. To me, I wish our band had some choir in it. That would be really epic. Anyway, after the review with RCC, we went back to the hotel to get some sleep.

On November 4th, we woke up and got ready for the best day ever. We got to go to Disneyland. That was right on my birthday. I couldn’t believe I got to go to Disneyland on my birthday. My birthday at Disneyland was really amazing. I got to wear a birthday pin, that way lots of workers would wish me a happy birthday. I went on lots of rides in both Disneyland and California Adventure.

For my lunch, I went to Pizza Port at Tomorrowland. It was the best pizza ever at Pizza Port, even though I like Mountain Mike’s also. Anyway, besides riding the rides, I got to meet some Disney mascots, like Donald Duck, Rapunzel off Tangled and Lightning McQueen and Mater.

It was a fun birthday at Disneyland, considering it was my 18th one. It was cool to meet Donald Duck, Rapunzel and Lightning McQueen and Mater. You can see those pictures of my friends and me in them. Have you ever been to Disneyland? If you have, then that’s amazing.

On November 5th, we woke up and got ready to pack up from the hotel and go to Knot’s Berry Farm. The rides at Knot’s Berry Farm weren’t as exciting as Disneyland’s. I got to watch a gun show. I should’ve taken pictures, but I forgot. Anyway, we were done with Knot’s Barry Farm. Then we got ready to do our performance at the RCC Competition with other California bands. The competition was really amazing at RCC. Everyone thought our Sunrise to Sunset performance was really cool. If you would like to see how our performance is, just click on this little video. Anyway, we won in 4th place in the RCC Competition. When we were done, we headed over to the buses to go home.

The whole marching band tour was really cool. I think the best part of the tour was when I had my birthday at Disneyland. Have you ever been in Marching band and have taken a tour? If you have, then you can tell me all about your marching band times.

1 comment:

  1. First of all, I want to tell you that this post is excellent!! What incredible writing!! I'm so glad you were able to celebrate your birthday at Disneyland. DisneyWorld, down in FL, is one of my favorite places. We used to drive down once a year when my daughter was small. We camped out to defray the costs. What a wonderful experience you and your fellow bandmembers shared. Thank you for sharing it all right here!! ~karen


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