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Band Geek, Music Freak

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Don't hold grudges, because then you won't be able to use your hands for anything else.

Well hello there! I'm Max, one of the Executives here at Route 50. I also happen to be the youngest of us, but that's just a random fact. :D

I have been a member of Route 50 for over 5 years now, as you can see up above. When I first joined, I was very into the role-plays here, but have since receded into lurking, monitoring and helping when I can.

I am currently attending Kansas State University, majoring in Music Education, with an emphasis in instrumental music. Basically, I'll be a band teacher. That is, if I don't make it in a rock band with one of my best friends. :D

I guess I'll wrap this up now. A few quick facts to leave you with: I love The Beatles and Muse and Rush. I can play at least 8 different instruments, but not at the same time. I am addicted to Dr. Pepper. :D #dotdotD

Well, that was fun.
~Max

Fex's Beatles


Left to right, it's Paul, Ringo, John, and George.

These used to be in my sig, but with the restricted length, they were put here. Thanks for making these, Fexible!

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December 9, 2015 at 12:27am

You could say that I am majoring in band. I am a member of six ensembles at my school that fall under the band department, and I enjoy being in all of them. One of these bands is the marching band, which we were awarded the Sudler Trophy this year.

This is just short and sweet, but I was awarded the Bandsman of the Year award, which goes to the member of the band that exhibits qualities of leadership, pride, and good work ethic within the band, as well as having been a member of the band for at least 3 years. There is also a Bandswoman of the Year award, which is the exact same award, but goes to a female. I have regarded these awards as the highest honor to receive at the band banquet each year, and to have been awarded this, it was a huge honor for me. What made it even better, was that one of my best friends won the Bandswoman of the Year alongside me, and it's just wonderful. :) Both of us have worked very hard to push our respective sections to new heights, and while we weren't asking to be recognized, it was nice to receive the award.

Also, my section received the Marching Pride award, which goes to the hardest working sections in the band. My section (the baritones) received it along with the trombones.

While it's nice to receive awards, that's not what being in band is about for me. These are just mementoes to remind me of the experiences I have had and the people that I shared these experiences with. For me, being in band is about being surrounded by hard-working people who have a passion for music and delivering outstanding performances. Some of my closest friends are people that I have met while being in this marching band, and I wouldn't trade them for anything or anyone.

I love band.


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Max changed his title to "Entomologic Euphonist "

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I am really digging TSwift's new song, and now I'm listening to a lot of her older stuff. I'll have to dig into her deep cuts soon.

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lol I missed my very first class of graduate school. I'm off to a great start.

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My roommates from last year FaceTimed me and we updated each other on how our lives have been for the past week. Even though I now live twelve hours away from them, I love that I am able to talk to them and hang out, even though it's through a screen. I can't wait to see them and all of my college friends in October!

The fact that I can now refer to my friends from undergrad as "college friends" is kind of weird but also kind of cool? Growing up is something wild.

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Duuuude, long time no see! :D

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Happy Max!

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Happy birthday! :D

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ayyyy happy birthday

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Happy Birthday!

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Oh hey, it's my 10-year anniversary on the site! I can't tell you all how helpful it has been to have this steady community in my life. You've seen me through all of high school, and now all of my undergraduate career in college. As I'm embarking on the next part of my life, I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you in person, whenever I get the chance! So if you are ever in Knoxville over the next two years, hit me up! :D

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Y'all. I got the assistantship at Tennessee. I cannot describe how excited I am! I'll be moving to Knoxville in July!

AHHHHHHHHHH

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I have one more week until I find out if I'm getting an assistantship for grad school. Things look promising right now, so I'm holding my breath until next Friday.

Another thing, it's so weird to think that I've been on this site for almost ten years. Who would have thought that I would be posting something about graduate school on here?

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I'm in Idaho, where are all of these potatoes I've heard so much about?

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I forgot to post the link to the livestream, but here's a link to the video of my senior recital. This recital was something that I had to complete in order to graduate, and I feel so relieved that it's finished. I hope that you enjoy it (if you decide to listen to it):

Senior Recital click here

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Yesterday, I marched at my last home game. Five years of marching band, done. Time flies, so don't take anything for granted.

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I just love Joe Biden memes so much. Please never leaves us Joe

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I'm really excited for this "Ultra Beast" concept.

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Shattered my first phone screen today. I had just gotten back from working in a field for 14 hours, setting up experiments and taking data. So that wasn't a good start to my weekend.

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I will be going to another float therapy session. Or, sensory deprivation therapy, if you rather. It is very relaxing, and I highly encourage it. After leaving a float session, I am in the most relaxed state I have ever been in.

But anyways. I still very much like bees. #SaveTheBees

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