Are there private places to practice instruments?

AeroEngineer

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I’m an appointee for 2024 and am definitely gonna want to have my guitar there (after BCT of course) the only thing is I don’t know if there is somewhere secluded I can practice songs? And if there isn’t should I just bring an electric? Or if there is should I still just bring an electric? Don’t know if that makes sense but basically I don’t wanna annoy the daylights out of people trying to get a song worked up so I’m not sure if I should just bring an electric so I can plug in earbuds and be silent. Thank you!
 

Bigrod

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There is no guarantee you will be allowed to have your guitar as that is basically squadron dependent so I wouldn’t worry about that right now.
 

skiergirl24

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I've never heard of a squad prohibiting a guitar- pretty sure you are allowed to have that since everyone is allowed 1 large personal item in their room (like skis or guitars). Just check with your squad after BCT ends to be sure. :)
 

shiner

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Here are a few options you will find:
1) Your room
2) Squadron Activity Room (large gathering room in the dorms - there are two dorm buildings - SAR in Sijan Hall are physically located within your squadron area as I recall, and separate places - commonly outside on the t-zo ground level in Vandenburg hall.
3) Classroom after hours - this is where the band practices
4) The chapel
5) Your sponsor family house
6) Arnold Hall (student life center) - plenty of space and the ballroom is almost always empty.
 

emtet

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Multiple people in my squad have guitars and there has not been an issue with them being too loud. The only time my roommate and I have been annoyed by any music-related sounds is when our neighbor who happened to be in the A Capella group,"In the Stairwell" was belting out songs all weekend. And even then, it was only a slight annoyance. If you think your playing may be distracting to others, you might want to consider the options @shiner mentioned above or just be considerate of when you play your guitar.
 
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