Today marked the beginning of my last [and hopefully best] year in Marching band. The Itasca parade was today and all I can say is I'm glad it's my final one. It was ridiculously hot and humid outside. On of the freshmen in my section barely made it passed the first roll-off withour puking (or, at least, coming close to it.) So it ended up being Martin, Josie, and I in the section. The parade would've been ok if I wasn't constantly yelling out LEFT, LEFT, LEFT to the rookie trombone in front of me. I know I'm a senior and Julie is the supposed leader in her section, and she never said a word to him about keeping in step. I don't know, Mr. C keeps hinting to me that I may be section leader of the trombones and baritones this season; which would be utterly amazing. That excited me because I have a lot of new ideas this year for the low brass and I think it would help a great deal, especially since our sound is going to take a little more time to mature contrary to previous years. Mr. C told us today after the parade that we will be getting show music at our next rehersal. It's gonna be weird playing trombone 1 this year and trying not to support the section with just mine and Jose's sound. I'm so excited about my section, in particular, this year. Auggie and Martin are incredibly cool for freshmen and they work well together. And what's even better is that they actually seem to like me and they are willing to talk to me; definitely a plus. Last year, Sacario tried to ignore me as much as possible...I'm not sure why though.
Ok, new subject. So yesterday, I worked 8 hours then drove home anticipating hanging out with Alex and his friend Pedro. The good news, I got to see alex, the bad news, Pedro didnt get to see us. So after some hard negotiating, I went to Alex's house around 9ish and stayed until 12am. I can honestly say everytime I see him it just gets better and better. Call me a fickle teenager all you want, but there's something different about this relationship, honestly. We have quite a deep and inimitable connection that amazes me everytime I think about it. But that's too broad of a topic to go into now, so onto another topic.
Three days of school left until I enjoy my last summer without worries. I have pretty good grades -a lot better then last year this time and last semester. I'm already on honor roll, so even if I do fail my finals I'll be ok. Speaking of finals, I definitley just go my band jury yesterday and just practiced it today. It's called Two Spanish Dances, it's incredibly easy so hopefully I'll get a 99 on it again like last semester. The rest of my finals I'm not too worried about, so I'm gonna use the next couple of days to chill.
I have my summer pretty much planned out now. June is the only month where I nothing crazy going on besides my birthday. July is gonna be crazy though. At midnight on july 7, I'm going with a few of my friends to see pirates of the caribbean 2, then leaving for Washington D.C at 6am. Fun stuff. I get back from D.C. July 16, then my mom is thinking about sending me to California for a week before I start band camp I believe. So july is gonna be gone before I know it. And then of course, August marks the end of the summer, AKA Band camp. But my last band camp at least. I wish I was going to florida with nicole so I could miss tag day and the first day of school, but I guess it's ok. Alex, Liz, and Jose are all going to mexico this summer. That's gonna suck so badly. All my friends are gonna be gone, so I guess I have work to look forward to just like Nicole.
Wow, I didn't realize how long this post was, sorry. I think I got just about everything off my mind for now, so goodnight kids.