Have you ever been part of a marching band? In 6th grade our family moved to a new town and I went from a large school to a very small school that was kindergarten through 8th grade in one building. My new class was 24 kids, mostly whom had been together since preschool.
To say I felt like an outsider was an understatement, so I figured the best way to fit in would be to get involved in whatever activities I could. The only extra curricular activities offered were girls basketball, cheerleading, and band.
Well I tried the basketball thing…not my game. I made one basket the whole season in the opponent’s hoop. The sad part (you can laugh) is that I didn’t realize I’d scored a point for our opponent as I did cartwheels on the court. I was so excited. Mr. Gurnett, my coach (and social studies teacher) probably wanted to crawl under the bleachers!
I didn’t think the cheerleading thing was for me so I decided to try out for band. Having played piano for many years I figured it would be easy. I was given a rental clarinet and a few lessons from my band teacher on how to play it, and I have to say I picked it up rather easily.
What I didn’t pick up easily was the marching. lol My poor band teacher spent what felt like hours trying to help me learn to march while playing. The hardest, was trying to stay in the straight line going around curves.
We’ll the good part of a marching band is that you don’t have to perform alone. Your notes that come out a little squeaky or flat aren’t really noticed over the sound of all the other instruments. Your marching that isn’t exactly in step with everyone else goes pretty much unnoticed as well.
Thankfully my teacher was smart enough to put me in the middle of a row so I didn’t have to be the fast one on the outside turning the corners, or the one practically marching in place on the inside of the corner. I just had to keep the pace with the people on either side of me, and I did okay.
I ended up becoming best friends with a few other girls in the band. And we ended up growing up together, through high school, boyfriends, and many other exciting milestones.
Getting involved was definitely the key.
That’s how I feel about these 5 top blog commentators on Clever Marketer. I’m not performing alone and I’ve got friends to share milestones with. Plus, I have all of you on either side of me, helping me to keep up the pace.
I’m so grateful to you and happy to have you on this journey with me. Thank you for marching with me toward our success. I know we’ll get there together and I’m so proud to be associated with you!
March: Top Commentators
If you’re not already connected to these top clever marketers, you’ll want to march right over to their blogs and friend them in social media!
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And now for the biggest accomplishment for March:
Thank you everyone who has joined, participated, and helped to keep it running smoothly.
I’m beyond excited to meet so many new and awesome bloggers and I can’t wait to get to know you all! 🙂
You are all so generous with your knowledge, willing to help each other, and you inspire me beyond words with your incredible content.
Networking with you all is such a gift and I hope that if you’ve joined but haven’t jumped in yet, that you realize how welcoming this group will be!