The three extracurricular activities at Troy High School are football, the band, and the annual musical. I would actually recommend all of them. For three years now, I have watched home football games and even though my school is not the best team around, there is a community in the stands; everyone is unified in their excitement for the game. On the field, there is a brotherhood that competes together and sticks together throughout the year.
This coming year, I will join the band I have watched and cheered for through the past three years. I will be a part of the marching band's show this year and I am excited not only for my part, but because the band is also a family. Granted, families are dysfunctional, but if someone is searching for a solid community surrounded by music, I recommend the band.
Another great extracurricular is the annual musical. In my freshman year, I was part of the stage crew that created and moved the props on stage for Grease. There is a secret family in that because no one else sees the monumentous effort put into the tiniest prop. When a cast member uses a prop on stage, there is a secret, immense feeling of pride. On the other hand, in my junior year, I was cast as the leading role in Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella: Enchanted Edition and there is a family bond that no one talks about unless someone has experienced it. It pulls everyone together and motivates all cast, crew, and orchestra members to do their very best.
Choosing an extracurricular is solely based on interest, even if some choices are more popular than others. If someone likes sports, join the football team (or any sports team for that matter). If someone likes music, look for the band or the musical's orchestra. If someone likes creating art or being on stage, go for the musical. Any extracurricular at Troy is great; it all depends on personal interest.