Sunday, September 22, 2019

Another Friday night band show

Friday night we attended another football game band show.  The kids have really been working hard learning the marching show.  Since the last video I shared, they have added in the third movement, the ballad.  They spent a week working on visuals also.  They have not yet learned the closing.  Everything is custom made for the band - the entire show was written for them, the props, and the costumes are all handmade.  (The props aren't finished and their costumes are being worked on.)  It's hard to tell but they are flailing around like a flock of birds - a murder of crows - to be exact.  Next weekend we travel to Biloxi, Mississippi for their first marching competition of the season!  I can't wait to see how it all comes together.  

Excuse my poor camera skills as I was looking for my kid a few times!!

Also, this Wednesday Valerie will be auditioning for District Senior High Honor Band.  She is in 9th grade,  which can be either either junior high or senior high.  Senior is harder to get in because she'll be up against all the high school clarinets with more experience.  Val hasn't had hardly any time to practice her audition music with marching band taking up all of her afternoons/evenings.  She's struggling with some of it but it doesn't hurt to try.  If she doesn't get in, the Junior High Honor Band auditions are in December.  Marching will be over by then and she'll have lots of time to practice. 


  1. Wishing your daughter success when she auditions for the honor band this week!


  2. Wow. They're coming along nicely!!
    Wishing her the best of luck in her next endeavor while trying to master this one. :)

  3. Wishing your daughter all the best!