Saturday, August 28, 2010

Moonlight Marching Madness.

Back to back-blogging! Here's another highlight from the first week of school.

As a freshman in band, Ryan will be marching in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade! How's that for good timing?

Because of the big trip, Ryan's band along with the other two district bands have held various events to raise money. One of those events was Moonlight Marching Madness in the stadium parking lot.

The hot air balloon got lots of attention,

and there were obstacle courses, bounce houses and vendors set up all around. Katie spent the evening hanging out with her friends. (Notice how I kept a respectable distance from her when I took this picture? Yeah, I'm cool like that.)

The real highlight, though, was seeing band members circle the stadium, playing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "March Grandioso." Each time they'd return to the parking lot, everyone would stop to watch and listen.

It was so exciting to imagine that in a little more than four months, these kids will be representing us in Pasadena, California!

(Actual post date: 11/23/10)

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