SURPRISING SKILLS I LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

  1. Roll Step
    Handy when carrying full glasses and/or bowls of hot soup. I am grateful for this skill at least once a week.
  2. How to climb an unstable ladder
    Answer: demand you have an strong adult next to the ladder at all times who has the sole job of stabilizing you.
  3. How to project my voice
    I never had any trouble being loud, but projecting with clarity is a skill not to be overlooked.
  4. Walking backwards
    On your toes! I used this as a tour guide in college.
  5. How to French braid my own hair.
    This skill should not be undervalued. Best thing I learned in high school, tbh.