Perspectives: 85/365

Len Simpson (Music Teacher)

I played in my college’s marching band,
We were bad ass,
Think Alabama football for bands.

The stuff that went on there was not so nice,
Hazing, initiations, dubauchery,
Sports and Greeks had nothing on us.

Neither did their coaches,
We got yelled at, threatened, badgered,
But we could play and that leadership made us.

Now I do what I know,
The kids would say I am mean,
But I’m just getting the precision where it needs to be.

We are getting better and
We are under the radar.
I wish this thing would go away and leave us there.

As I’m not much different
Than what those jocks’ parents are complaining about.
Difference? There’s a music commitment in this district.

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