Okay, in a few hours I'm gonna have to start marching band practice. And my band director expects us to be out practicing until 10PM! Is she gonna provide us water? Pfft, no. She expects us to bring it ourselves. And on top of that, when school actually starts next week (yeah, I'm not even in school yet), she wants us to practice three days straight, Tuesday-Wednesday, then go play a game on Friday. I think it's getting ridiculous. However, I know we have at least one marching competition this year (although I've heard two). And although I like knowing that we'll actually be playing/marching on the first game of the season, I really don't see us needing practices on Wednesday. I've got school work to do and TalkBass to go on so I can ignore school work. So for you band geeks out there, former or not, how is/was your schedule for practices? Better than mine? Worse than mine? About the same? This is her second year directing at my school, and last year she stuck to normal Tuesdays and Thursday practices, with an extra practice when the team had a bye week where we learned the last part of the show. Oh and for what it's worth, I'm actually going to be leaving at 9, because for the love of god, I'm not staying until 10. That and I live half an hour from my school.