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What Does It Mean To Win?

I don’t care who they march for or how they score … there’s just something ridiculously endearing about band kids.

Read the Chicago Tribune article and watch a behind-the-scenes video of Marian Catholic High School before the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis.

I love their band director’s advice. “The (trophy) cup is actually empty when you look at it,” he says. “Your quest needs to be: How well can you perform tomorrow — is there another level?”

The image of each kid filling that cup with their accomplishments makes me smile.

And he told them the definition of the word ‘win’ — “To get possession of something by effort.”

Using that definition, what are some things you’ve won?