If it's not marching band, it's region music or solo and ensemble. And then concert season and then all over again.
Most of us don't have non work friends. We have work friends or maybe church friends but not friends who don't know the difference between melodic and natural minors.
It's obsessive but for what reason, to relive our glory days as a band kid. Let's be honest, we make fun of the coaches for reliving their glory days but we do the same thing.
Yes, I'm ready to leave this profession. Competition has burned me out. And the constant judging of peers is really exhausting.....teach your kids and get over yourself.