Band Geeks and Hot Dogs

Band geeks, there’s just something about them. Band geeks are life in a shot glass, all swimming around, bumping into each other and looking through the glass.

Here’s the thing, if you are a dude on a football team you have some stuff in common with the guy next to you on the line or the bench. You want to start, you work out, you want to win, your parents want you to make a big play. The other guys want the same thing. Every Friday night you are put on the spot and must prove yourself.

But the band geeks are a different bunch, they are “everyman.” There’s one of every color and flavor in the band, a jellybean for everybody.
Remember the Armour hot dog ads?  I remember every word (and that’s why all businesses should consider a jingle)Armour Hot Dogs Original Song. Please listen to this before reading any further.

“Hot dogs, Armour Hot Dogs, what kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?

Fat kids, skinny kids, kids that climb on rocks

Tough kids,sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox”

Well, that describes the band geeks pretty well but I think i’d have to add a line. “Goth kids, gay kids, kids who smoke some pot. Smart kids, cool  kids even kids who love to rock.”

The highschool band is the ultimate melting pot and it’s a beautiful thing because in the end the figure out they are a family with a lot in common. And most of the band geeks, the smart ones, figure  that out after the second bus trip. Thou, Lexie said the band has more drama than the cheerleaders.

But maybe the greatest thing about the band is the fact everyone starts, every Friday night they all play.The talented, the losers, the eye rollers and the honor students, they all stand shoulder to shoulder in infamously ugly uniforms and they play…together.