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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 10 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 the University of Tennessee, majoring in Euphonium Performance, however when I graduate, I will be working towards becoming a high school band director. I'm originally from Kansas, so I figured why not move halfway across the country so that I can learn how to blow air through metal at a higher level?

I guess I'll wrap this up now. A few quick facts to leave you with: I love Rilo Kiley, The Deer, and She and Him. I can play 16 different instruments, but not at the same time. :D #dotdotD

Well, that was fun.
~Max

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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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Accidentally bought my ticket to New Zealand today

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I started playing Stardew Valley on Switch and I’m hooked. There goes any chance of me being productive for the foreseeable future.

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'Twas a good day today. I was able to hang out with one of my friends before she moves to New Zealand for a few years. I'll hopefully be able to visit her in a year, and get to road trip around the country!

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Happy Max!

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Happy birthday!

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MAXXXX HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAN! ♥ I hope it's a great day filled with wonderful times! :D

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Wow, 11 years on this site. Through middle school, high school, an undergraduate degree and half of a graduate degree, I’ve always been able to come to this site and hang out with people. I haven’t been active as much lately, but I promise that I am here almost everyday and I still check out the cool stuff that you wonderful people post. Thanks for the friendships and the memories, they have a special place in my heart. <3

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Today is quite the marathon for me. I ended yesterday with 362 words of my 1500-word paper which is due in four hours, and I currently have 1031 words. I think I can finish in the next two hours, but oh man. This is a rollercoaster of a paper.

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One of the things I love about being a musician is getting to watch my other musician friends perform in their own recitals and watching them absolutely kick butt.

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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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