I am proud to be an alumna from a Washington County high school band.
The reason I'm proud is because of the consistently fine performances given by each band.
I was a proud member of North Hagerstown High School band for four years. I've marched when it was hot, when it was cold, when it rained, when it snowed. I learned to play loud, strong, soft or whatever the mood called for at the time.
I know what it feels like to have marched in the Showcase of Bands and the Mummers' Parade.
I know the pride that is felt by every member of every band when you perform in front of people from all over Washington County. I know how determined band members are to put on a show that will make their schools proud.
I used to think that these feelings would go away once I graduated from high school. But they didn't, and I still feel them when I see a band perform.