As i mentioned in my H is for: High School post, pretty much everything I did in High School was music related. I played flute in marching band, symphonic orchestra, and pit orchestra, and alto saxophone in symphonic band. Needless to say I didn't have much of a life between rehearsals, but I loved it. Actually that's a lie, rehearsals sucked, but I loved playing and, more than anything, I loved performing.
Out of everything I did marching band was definitely the most time consuming, but it was also the most rewarding. I could not explain what it feels like to be out on the field in front of a huge crowd on a Friday night if I tried. My sophomore year I got to march Spartan Stadium at Michigan State University. If our football team had won that game I would have gotten to march Ford Field; but they didn't. That football game became the marching band's Fight Club: we don't talk about it.
The music program was what got me through high school. Its where I met all of my closest friends and made most of my good memories. Unfortunately I was unable to play in any of the GV bands this year but I really hope I get to at some point; I really miss it.