The Brass section is comprised of Trumpets, Mellophones, Trombones, Baritones and Tubas. They are a powerhouse on the field, adding the rich vibrant sound to the Marching Comets.
I was drawn to Olivet College because while it’s away from home, it’s still close to home so I can still go home when I want. My participation with the Marching Comets enhances my student life and college experience because everyone knows who is in the band. It’s a really awesome experience that I’m having and it’s making my college experience better.
Mathematics and History Major
The most important thing that’s a result of me being a member of the Marching Comets is that I get to be a part of the band family. When we first arrive for the school year, we have a week of band camp where everyone goes through the pain of repetition, heat, rain, exhaustion, etc. These struggles that we deal with bond us together and as a result, most of my good friends are in band.
As a Marching Comet, I know a lot more people now than when I would have had I not been part of the band. I’ve made quite of a few friends being a part of the band. I am excited about all the upcoming events the band will be performing at, and am excited about being able to play by memory.
I have made some great friends in just the short time I have been a Marching Comet. I hope to make many more as time goes on. My favorite Marching Comet memory is the first day of band camp when I bet everyone. Little did I know some of those people would turn out to be my closest friends. I’m excited to have the opportunity to become a better trombone player and marcher.
Exercise Science Major
As a Marching Comet, I am more involved with college events. The band is usually at big sporting events such as football and basketball games and other little gigs. I’m excited about making more progress, this band has so much potential and we can really only move forward.
A lot of the students come to Olivet College for sports so I think it’s really cool to be able to say that I am a part of the marching band because it’s something different. We do an activity that is unlike any other and the people on campus are supportive of us. I am excited to see what kind of progress I can make as an individual as well as see how we can become an even stronger entity across campus.
Business Administration, Management Concentration
Trumpet, Drum Major
My participation with the Marching Comets has enhanced my student life and college experience in so many ways. Being a Marching Comet has provided me with a second family and a home away from home. I’ve found an immense support group within this band, and I can’t imagine that I would’ve made it this far without this amazing group of people. Being a Marching Comet has given me the outlet to continue my music career and build upon my leadership skills.
Computer Science Major
As part of the Marching Comets, I really get to grow with my instrument and technique. I learn self-discipline and determination. I am better at being self-aware, and on top of things! I love coming together with the band and playing the fight song.