If you have a kid in marching band, you know the dedication that goes into it. These kids sweat it out in the summer during marching band camp, and then sweat it out some more in full polyester regalia during year-round parades. They sell candy bars and magazine subscriptions, they wash cars, and they hold tag sales to pay for equipment and travel. They put in hours and hours of practice.
And sometimes, mistakes happen anyway.
The brass section of the marching band from Lake Travis High School, near Austin, Texas, found out exactly how wrong things can go this past weekend. When one tuba player goes down, six more go down like dominoes. YouTube uploader Wes Rowe reassures us that none of the kids were hurt.
Impressively, the rest of the marching band continues on with the show as though nothing has happened. Even more impressively, the tuba players scramble back up and get back into step in less than 10 seconds.
This is a great video to share with your kids: not to laugh at the tuba player pile-up, but to note that they got back up and kept going. Kids and adults alike are often afraid to do things out of fear of making mistakes. It’s so important to remember that mistakes happen, and that’s okay. It’s not about the mistakes: it’s about how you handle them.
Great job, kids! The show must go on.
(via: Yahoo Sports)
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