Both are very similar to each other. They’re both team-oriented, physically demanding, and requires dedication to get better.
I was thinking about this on race day…the rush and excitement that you get on a race day similar to that of a band review. Everyone has their chance to show off what they’ve been working on up to that point. Hours of practice all for the 2 minutes of glory, on the water or on the street. Hearing the coaches talk to the dragonboat team reminds me of how I and the other instructors taught our marching band…that no matter what place you get in competition, as long as you know you tried your best and gave everything you had, that is what matters the most.
The passion that I felt from the dragonboat members, the adrenaline rush I get when a race begins, the sense of family with everyone reminded me of the marching band days at both Vanden and instructing Golden West…sometimes I like to instruct GW or watch Vanden just to relive those moments in my head again.
And if I can’t make it to Vallejo Band Review, I’ll definitely be going to Encinal. =D