Sunday, October 31, 2010
All the band seniors and some of their parents (and two sisters) met at Mellow Mushroom for dinner before the game. As my regular readers know, marching band has been Morgan's life in high school. It has made her high school experience so positive. I'm forever grateful that Morgan decided to do band in 8th grade and find her niche, her safe place to get through these years.
Senior night consists of the senior band, cheerleader, dance team, and football players escorted on the field by their parents and their names are announced. It is far enough ahead of the game that there are very few people in the stands. However, it is an important moment for these kids. We all look forward to it. All the younger team members line the procession and if we hadn't been laughing, I would have cried. It was fun to hear our names announced. Rozzie was standing along the way, too, and she cheered for us!!
Here are the band seniors! There are a few more who do not march and they weren't presented. But this picture includes #66 - Charles. He always wanted to march (tuba) but then would decide to play football. The band always cheered for him and he always turned and waved to them. He was one football player that truly appreciated the band. This picture makes me very happy.
As of two minutes ago, Morgan's BYU application is in!!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here she is after the horrid event.
The crowd loved the dance - it is Halloween weekend you know!! All the undead have come to haunt you!
It was also Senior Night at the football game so as soon as I get some good pictures from that, I'll post those, too. I was unable to photograph the event since I was in it.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Next up is a picture of the band coming around the track. It is not a picture of Morgan, though. I just thought this looked impressive. For the homecoming game, many band alumni came and played with the current band. They had official t-shirts and everything. I like the purple flags, even though purple is not one of our school colors.
Tomorrow is a band competition in Orlando. Travis and I are chaperoning so we get to ride the bus and be gone all day!! But, there aren't many more opportunities to do this and so we are enjoying every moment. Morgan's senior year is officially 1/4 completed, as of yesterday.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Last year, at the Christmas Craft Day at church, Lani had gotten these Halloween panels and had me quilt and bind them for her. Donna decided she wanted them too and went and bought them. As payment for doing this favor for her, she gave me the two smaller panels. Aren't they cute? I LOVE them!! A couple Saturdays ago, I spent the day quilting and binding and am happy with the results!!
We left after they performed and Morgan texted us later to report that they were in 2nd place overall and won their division. She was very excited. We went back for their finals performance at 9:15 last night. They did wonderfully, came in 3rd place overall, and got the highest score they have ever gotten at this competition. It was very exciting. Also on my facebook in the videos is a video of this competition.
It is hard to believe that this is Morgan's last marching season. She announced that Friday was her half birthday. She is nearly eighteen!! And with that, I'll bid thee farewell. Homecoming this week, so stay tuned!