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#1: What ever happens in Band camp, stays in band camp
#2: Water is your friend
#3: The sun is not your friend
#4: Drill charts are not sweat rags
#5: Tubas (and guard) have the right of way
#6: Watch out for falling objects
#7: GET IN THE PICTURE!
#8: Toes up!
#9: Never piss off a piccolo player who is holding a piccolo
#10: Don't piss off the people with the longest reach (poles are a whole lot cheaper than instruments)
#11: The band director is always right
#12: The drum majors are never wrong (Unless in conflict with rule #11)
#13: The trumpet is sacred. Fear the Trumpet
#14: If you can't understand the drum line, don't worry, not many people can.
#15: Ridiculous uniforms are always in fashion
#16: BIGGER IS BETTER!
#17: Don't feed the sousaphones
#18: Flip-flops are the enemy. Never associate with the enemy
#19: Don't be horny! Be saxy!
#20: It's our field! We just let the football team use it.
This is the Sacred Code of Marching Band as laid out by Mioko06. Add a comment if you wish to add a Law

Ok, now time to be serious. I wrote this during my senior or Junior year of high school. I was in the color guard so if my laws seem a little biased towards them, that's the reason.

I wrote these laws on my own getting a little inspiration here and there such as a sign in the band room that said "Don't feed the Sousaphones"

As my few watchers will know, this has long been proudly displayed in my journal, but I think it's time to make a new Journal entry. I'm afraid of this disappearing though so I thought I'd make a deviation out of it. CHEERS!

One request. If you have any idea where this deviation properly belongs, please tell me! I'm having a very difficult time placing it!
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:iconsupersonicparadise:
supersonicparadise Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sousaphones will rest their instrument as soon as possible. 30 pounds of brass on one shoulder isn't comfortable. It's a terribly painful thing early on.
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DatGeekyPineapple Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
#21 The low brass can and will overpower the woodwinds. No exceptions.
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SeanJoy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#13.



*Bows
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RainShadow1445 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#9 is so true, my friends learned that the hard way
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:iconlobospade:
lobospade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Artist
I love rules 13 and 19 so much
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:icondarksidewolves:
DarkSideWolves Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An alternate for #8: Toes pointed down, calf extended. Leg up. (My band does chair steps ^^)
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:iconhawktailandcandy:
HawktailandCandy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a trumpet. We can smell fear. FEAR US!
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:iconnaqooiefett17:
NaqooieFett17 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in drumline and my friend is a saxophone and she can't understand me some times X) lol
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:iconbigkahuna127:
bigkahuna127 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student General Artist
In our band, it's drumline and pit that has the right of way. Then the tubas.
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:iconshysticus:
Shysticus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like #1...this is so true.
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:iconchicknhead:
ChicknHead Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015
lol don't feed the sousaphones...
YES TUBAS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY. :)
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:iconmisakichanz:
MisakiChanz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful I just can't even.
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:iconnatfromgamefire:
NatfromGameFire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
21. Flutes lead the band. No matter what.
22. Don't piss a flute player off, even if they aren't holding their flute. They will get their flutes if you piss them off.
23. Lead with your left foot. No matter what.
(couple of the laws in my marching band, no joke :D lucky me, I happen to be a flute)
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:iconemmiwulfi:
emmiwulfi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh! #19 tho!! I play alto sax and that sings to me lol :3 I love this btw
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:iconerinkirland-mulby:
erinkirland-mulby Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
#14 is me.
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:iconjambalambam:
jambalambam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I like rule #13 hehehe ;3

If I may add a quote from the bandos from the class of 2012 from my school,

"To be early is to be on time,

To be on time is to be late,

To be late is to be in trouble."

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:iconjewelry-queen:
Jewelry-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
#20 is my favorite
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:iconcoreycakes:
CoreyCakes Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My dear friend Ryan needs to take a very close look at rule number 9
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:iconhannahchinchilla:
Hannahchinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
#19. yes. SAXOPHONES FOR THE WIN
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:iconhannahchinchilla:
Hannahchinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG. #19. YESSSS!!!!!! SAXY FOR THE WIN!!!!
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:iconalaalooe:
Alaalooe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Writer
Don't feed the Sousaphones is the best XD
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:iconserenedash:
SereneDash Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, I think pit has right of way actually. Move or we run you over :3
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:iconamiabletogether:
Amiabletogether Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Trumpet is sacred *Go Trumpet*
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:iconnnoki:
Nnoki Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
#12 DAMMIT trumpets when will you learn!!!
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:iconimjustsayinhey:
ImJustSayinHey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#14 That's exactly how we like it, and that's exactly how its gonna stay.
#17 Comedy gold. Haha.
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:iconspiritwolfsong:
SpiritWolfSong Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
speaking from a drum line: not many understand us XD
we're a strange breed to be sure
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:iconmc-swag-muffin:
Mc-Swag-Muffin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
#13 YES!!!!!!
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:iconskullzminus:
SkullZMinus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
#21
Don't look at the judges.
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:iconxxstarfallxx:
xxstarfallxx Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
#22
If you are of the guard, be sure to hit said judges. You get extra points.
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:iconskullzminus:
SkullZMinus Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rodger that. XD
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:iconimjustsayinhey:
ImJustSayinHey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The golden rule...
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:iconskullzminus:
SkullZMinus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah.
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:icontrialof3:
Trialof3 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is hilarious!!! XD And yes, I do obey those laws ^^
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bri333865 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, don't forget that drumline has right as way as well!
yes, not many can understand us in the drumline XD
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honeybee6296 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
#12!!!!!!!! that is most of the time right. i had to conduct drumline last yr for parades, and i ended up with the cymbals IN FRONT OF ME!!!!!!! omfg i was freaking out cause i didn't want to run into a tuba, thank you very much.
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godzilla-poptart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I am that #9. XD
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:iconanimegeek338:
animegeek338 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!
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:iconfionamacmanus:
FionaMacManus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I LOVE #13!!!!!
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:iconhetaliamrsspain:
HetaliaMrsSpain Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'M IN COLOR GUARD !!!!!!!!

GUARDIE FOR LIFE XD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconxxstarfallxx:
xxstarfallxx Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*high flag*
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:iconhetaliamrsspain:
HetaliaMrsSpain Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*High flag*
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Aerorwen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOD YESS!! So true. All of it. Another one would be, 'if you think Marching band is fun and easy, you're obviously not doing it right.'
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Funnyness2012 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have a saying in band... (not to be rude to any football players, but) If band was easy it would be called football.... Yup...
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:iconravens-of-rome:
Ravens-of-Rome Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Yes."

--Daria Webs
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:iconalex-chibi:
Alex-Chibi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fear the trumpet. Always fear the trumpets. [link]
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:icondj-scribblescratch:
DJ-ScribbleScratch Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rule #22: If you do flanks and turns next to a trombone , BEWARE!!!
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:icongreenanole7:
greenanole7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Rule #21: If you are a drummer try to avoid these mean jokes. (We have feelings too you know, we just don't show them often.)
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diablotheturtle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another one: Never piss off a trombone player: we have very good aim XD
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xxstarfallxx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
RRule 21: If you are a clarinet player, watch out fr the guard. They may cause you to drop your instrument and it fall t pieces.

This legitimately happened to a freshman clarinet last year XD I'm a guardie too, woot woot!
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Mioko06 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
My first year of color guard, I got to close to a clarinet during practice and we were doing a grand windmill (a move where we hold the pole at the very end) I ended up smacking a clarinet. I was just glad I didn't smack the player.
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