High school extra curricular activities are usually an exciting time for any high school student, away from the usual class work routine. For some, it is the field games, like football, basket ball, netball, name it, while others prefer the music classes. A lucky few may join the school band. How cool it is for one to join the school band! Where you get a chance to be chosen to participate in the school marching band. This is a rare opportunity that is often embraced with a lot of zeal.
Then the interesting preparations for the D-day ensure in anticipation of a gallant performance. Before you know it the actual day for performance arrives and the adrenaline flows! Everyone assembles their instruments, checks, re-checks and ensures they are fit for the task at hand while others horn their skills at their given part. Final rehearsals are done and the team is ready to deliver and enjoy the performance.
But even with much preparation, sometimes things can go wrong. How do you handle an unprecedented incident right in the middle of a performance with every eye on you? Do you give up and feel sorry for yourself and ruin the event for everyone else? Or do you pick up the pieces and save the day? Well, in most cases it is your intuition or forward thinking that might kick in and help. It is even more challenging if you are a high school junior because this is a time you are trying to hedge in and get noticed.
Something extraordinary happened at a high school band marching performance of “the Star- Spangled Banner’. A case of desperate measures calling for desperate actions. Wait until you learn what this sweet junior high school boy did. Wow, it is so interesting and I cannot stop laughing!!!!
The Star Strangled- Barner performance is one of those things we have all seen performed in various versions on several occasions in our lives, but none quite like this one. You may be wondering what the “Star- Spangled Banner is. Worry not it is so simple. The ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ is the nickname for the national anthem of the United States of America. Back to this exciting story.
A boy in junior high school handled an embarrassing moment gracefully.
When performing in his high school marching band, this teenager was skillfully handling the cymbal duties, but during the performance of the “Star- Spangled Baner he made a huge error and dropped one of his instruments of choice by mistake. But guess what he did next? this junior high boy had the perfect back up plan which resulted in him becoming a viral sensation.
For a moment he looked around awkwardly as if unsure what to do with himself. Surely there is no salvaging the performance after that, right? But in a blink of an eye, he had the perfect back up plan which resulted in him becoming a viral sensation. When the initial shock was over he made a quick recovery and placed his remaining cymbal on the ground since he had no drumstick as an alternative. To everyone’s surprise, he turned towards his fellow schoolmate holding the American flag and guess what, he suddenly broke into a salute! This hilarious move saved the day and prompted laughter from some of his band mates and the audience.
It may not have been the perfect performance like the Whitney Houston rendition of the”Star- Strangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, but he certainly won a number of hearts that day. In a video that has attracted more than 550,000 viewers, the other musicians can’t help but crack a smile as he puts on a brave face and remains in his patriotic position until the end of the anthem.
The video quickly became an internet sensation yesterday after a Reddit user posted it on their website. Originally branded a ‘Star Spangled Banner Cymbal Fail’ by the person who shared it on YouTube, the boy’s actions have subsequently been lauded as ‘remarkable’ and ‘sincere’.
‘That’s the spirit!’ wrote one fan on Gawker.com. ‘I salute this young man!’ Another admitted: ‘I know if I were in that situation I would have just walked to the side and stood there in shame.’
Someone else showed their admiration for his actions, while also acknowledging the embarrassment the boy must have felt. ’Remarkable recovery. What a sweetheart,’ they wrote, before adding: ‘He’s never going to live this down.’ The boy has also inspired a series of GIFS showing the sequence of events that led to his recovery.
What an amazing way to handle such a complex and embarrassing situation! This must be one smart boy!
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