Today is the day when the 4 am practice time, the uncountable hours of working with "Dr. Beat", the nights when you wanted to go to a movie, but instead chose to find your drum pad and start to practice pays off. This is the day when your parents and friends say, "the drumming on the counter, the couch, your chest, (and any flat surface that could be found) was well worth it."
Whether you bring home a medal or not, you have won because the experience of success through all your hard work.
You will be changed by it. Be Proud and Grateful. We are.