Okay, it wasn’t on the way TO band practice, but rather on the way home.  

Ethan was promoted from playing trombone to playing the tuba this year.  The other day I had to arrange to pick him up from school so he could bring home his “loaner” tuba.  The instrument is SO BIG that:

1) it doesn’t fit on the bus (the BUS!)

2) he can keep one at home for practice and one at school to play (thus saving his energy for carrying the thing around while marching I guess)

This monstrosity BARELY, and I mean BARELY, fit in the back of my Honda CRV.  All the seats had to be put down and it took BOTH of us to lift and slide it in.

Good luck with that marching thing kiddo.