By Rose Aune
The Leaner: you know the type. The one who leans all the way into the music
stand, and stares at the music like they are trying to decipher hieroglyphics.
The Corrector: has a doctorate in music but has decided to hide as a high
school student just to help you out.
The Faker: for some reason, they play dramatically, but no sounds come out?
The Talker: loves to tell you about their day, especially when you’re trying to
learn the music five minutes before the test.
The Writer: spends twenty minutes writing notes on their music, and
constantly misses cues because of it.
The Phone User: the president of the United States is constantly texting this
person. Why else would they always be on their phone?
The Looker: constantly looking around during class. The walls get more
interesting every day, but they are the only one who notices.
The Reed Adjuster: because slightly shifting the reed constantly is going to
The Walker: somehow, this person finds fifteen reasons to get up every class
The Forgetter: their music disappears into a black hole and magically
reappears the day before the concert.
The Stretcher: must have some sort of medical condition. Stretches like they
woke up from a winter hibernation every five minutes.
The Sport Kid: the one who is a bench warmer on the junior varsity team of
your public school and can’t shut up about it.
The Color Guard Kid: not actually in band, but constantly leaves flags in the
band room. Might be concussed?
The Drumline Kid: cult member.
The Breather: every breath is this kid’s last.