All throughout 6th grade and junior high band, I looked up to these kids in the years above me, as the coolest, most talented people in the world. And when I got to high school, I got to march right next to them. They opened up my vision of the things we could achieve as a band, and of what I could become as an individual. These people I met didn’t just become the people I looked up to in band, but in every aspect of my life. In every other activity I joined once school started, I had a band kid that I looked up to to show me the way.