Back Off I Have a Baton

First of all, and I think most of you probably already know this, don’t mess with marching band girls.  They have INSTRUMENTS and BATONS and they know how to USE THEM.

From the Associated Press via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Calif. high school band girl beats off muggers with marching baton

A 17-year-old high school marching band student beat up two assailants who tried to mug her as she walked to school in this high desert community about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

The girl punched one of the men in the nose, kicked the other in the groin and beat both with her large baton before she ran away on Friday morning, officials said.

“The moral to this story is don’t mess with the marching band girls, or you just might get what you deserve,” said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Michael Rust.

A couple of people sent me this link and were all “This is TOTALLY Ellie”.  Just substitute a trumpet for the baton, and I think they’re right.

Second, check out this cool mention of Band Geeked Out on Meg Cabot’s blog!

And third, a  little late to the party, but my awesome agent Kate gave away copies of Band Geeked Out to whomever could write the worst query letter.  The contest is over, but you can see the finalists right here and boy howdy they are hilariously bad.  Check it out!

  • musicgirl12

    My band directior shared this with our band just after the story cameout. I just think it's so cool that you read it too!

  • Raiderclarinetsrule

    My band director printed the story out and taped it to the band room window. No one messes with the band kids…. 🙂