I'm not exactly a new band mom. Both of my kids have been playing in the school band since they were in the 5th grade. However, I am a new MARCHING band mom. A couple of weeks ago, we experienced a little taste of band competition when we attended a non-scored preview show. Sort of like a little kick off to the competition season.
It was exciting and new. I've always loved music, was in band myself, but marching band is like... whoa. I quickly realized that these bands are super competitive. I had no idea.
All the bands needed the use of electricity for their "pit" section. That's the section that gets wheeled in by ATV's on small carts. The keyboards, large timpani drums, xylophones, etc. I understand the need to plug those in.
One band started hooking all their equipment up like everyone else. Then they began placing microphones across the edge of the field. NOT like everyone else. These were to enhance the instruments. Apparently this is an accepted practice and not against any rules.
Like I just found out their boobs were, indeed, fake. I clearly have a lot to learn.