Preparing for College

Is It Bad to Give Up Band?

Question: I have been in marching band for 3 years at my school, but I cannot stand it one more year. All of my friends tell me that I need continuation in my transcript but I have done lacrosse, French, concert band and NHS for going on 4 years. Would it be bad to quit marching band? I am also a Girl Scout, and with the extra time it would be easier to complete my Gold Award.

Ha! One more good reason not to listen to your friends … especially when they’re drowning out that little voice in your own head. ;-) It wouldn’t be at all “bad’ to quit marching band. It sounds like your college applications will be filled with lots of other worthwhile (and ongoing) endeavors, and a Girl Scout Gold Award will actually jump off the page more than yet another year in band.

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