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Homecoming 2013
November 2, 2013

Having some high school pride, I went to my high school’s homecoming football game yesterday… Mostly for the marching band!

I got to play the clarinet again after so many months (or a year considering how I played on a broken clarinet a few months back with the youth orchestra kids); and not just any clarinet- the clarinet I played during senior year. My band director also lets me park my car inside the school which was cool because it was my first time doing it :D. A few of the band alumni showed up to the game so it was a nice reunion. A lot of people lost weight; which was surprising and for the best. I even found out I lost 10lbs since graduating last week; which makes some sense because I stopped drinking soda completely (I used to drink a can or two per day *o*).

I played with the band since the beginning of the game. Despite having wobbly teeth from braces, I still managed to play the clarinet and memorized the music… And I could still “blast” (play louder than loud) after so long. The band still include pelvic thrusting in some of their songs.

During halftime, the band played the same field show I did my senior year, Kà by Cirque du Soleil. They got the concepts down and some returning members improved. What saddens me a bit is the fact that band is half the size it once was. I don’t know if it’s because of ineligibility or the lack of interest. I hope this means the quality went up going by the rules of social Darwinism.

After halftime, more “alumni” showed up and played more songs with the band. This included Brooklyn, Tower of Power, Frankenstein, and Heartbreaker!!! The band was so loud and the songs run over the plays which made the referees turn around, cut us off, and threatened to penalize our football team if we played for the rest of the game. Most of the audience from our side boo’d them. One of our alumni screamed, “YOU GUYS DON’T LIKE HAVING FUN!” I added, “YOU GUYS MUST BE VIRGINS!!” (note that they were 40+-year-old men so it’s supposed to be offensive). It was quiet so I was probably heard by them (which wasn’t supposed to happen). The referees then turned around and wanted a chat with our band director. I was legitimately scared because I thought I was going to get in trouble. This was worse than this one game two years ago because the band had to sit out while the other band was still allowed to play (though it shouldn’t matter because we couldn’t hear them anyway).

The band decides to march out before the game ended because there was no point in staying. Well- we played the fight song then left. It was a bummer because it was homecoming! I left after packing up and gave a ride to one of the members. I enjoyed the game while it lasted. It could’ve been better but I made the best out of it.

As for school, I received a 113/125 (barely an  A) on my History midterm and an 85/100 on my Chemistry midterm. I did better than I expected so it wasn’t a total downer. 🙂

5 Responses

  1. Cat ☆ November 6, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I’m glad you were still able to play the clarinet with your braces! That’s awesome that you used the same clarinet from your senior year.

    I hope the smaller band size isn’t because of lack of interest though. I feel like music is a really good thing for kids to get into. I’m glad you had a good time, even if you guys left a bit early 🙂

    Congrats on your grades too!

  2. Alice ☆ November 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

    it’s a good thing that you have stopped on the soda. haha, i honestly don’t get the good taste of coca cola and the like…and it seems that i’m surrounded by people who love them. hence, it’s always surprising when i tell them i prefer the cliche mineral water than sprite or coke 😛 it’s a different thing if i was offered milk though since i’m such a milk-crazed person i can drink the milk carton all day long. no meal is fine, just milk is cool 😛

    funny though because even though i was never a soda fan, it’s so tough for me to lose weight aughhh T-T i had to cut the calories and did some crash diet last year to reach the current “measurement” orz

    it’s so cool that you can play the clarinet! i find people who can play string and wind instruments cool. the last time i tried to play flute, i gave up because it’s so so hard to blow it augh i was flapping like a dead fish :))
    the only instrument i managed to play was piano pfft…am not allowed to do guitar or drum, sadly. -__- sucks.

    LOL wow you must be so bold to have yelled at :)) i’m cracking! haha that was one of the best “compliments” ever 😛

    oh man. 85/100 in chem. ack. how smart can you be..seriously. and 113/125 whoah wow can i just borrow your brain :)) i should have borrowed your brain when i was still in high school so i could do some physics :))

  3. Chester ☆ November 7, 2013 at 5:22 am

    In the Philippines, alumni homecoming is a tad bit different. I only attended once and never repeated any other renunions in school. We usually don’t have some kind of HS *insert sport here* homecoming but just a typical get together with a simple program and games (usually parlor games for families).

    But, I guess what is more important is reuniting with your long lost friends. That also happens to me, I mean the surprsing changes that happened to my friends. Some lost weight as well, but many actually gained. Haha!

  4. Chynna ☆ November 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I wouldn’t go to any of my old school’s events but I did go visit it one time to see some old teachers which was pretty fun 🙂

    Your insult was CLASSIC. Hahaha. At least you didn’t get in trouble! Congrats on your test scores!

  5. Agent Q ☆ November 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Hahaha, what a funny story. I would not have been able to make that comeback, but I can see the humor behind that. Sorry that it had to be cut short, but at least you made the best of what you could. At least you got to play the clarinet again! 🙂

    Great job on your midterms!

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