Student, Swanton High School, Class of 2016,
I believe band is the number one thing to join for many reasons. Band does not require any skills in the intro, everything is taught to you; anyone can do it. It is very stimulating to the mind and requires all your focus; you have to remember how many counts to get to specific spot on the field, what you are playing (which includes key signature and accidentals, or notes that are not in the key signature but on the staff), who's next to you, meanwhile watching the conductor and stepping in beat. Another extracurricular activity to join is basketball, that is, if you are into sports. If you like the natural high you get from running and/or throwing, this is the sport for you. However, it requires skills to aim for the hoop or to maneuver through a court full of people after the same thing as you.