Friday, October 7, 2011

What a fun night...

My children are 5 1/2 years apart in age. While it has some advantages, mostly financial...time between drivers licenses, prom and college to name a few. It also has some disadvantages. And one of those disadvantages is the fact that they never got to march together in the band. Mo graduated in the spring of 2010 and Jon was able to join the marchers in the fall of 2010.

Well tonight it all changed! Our band director had an alumni night. First I must tell you it made daughter a bit sad when she realized she is now in the "alumni" category. She was no excited! About 25 or so alumni participated, ranging in age from just graduated to Mom's of band kids who have graduated! It was pretty cool.

Jon plays mellophone/french horn and Mo plays clarinet and was field commander for her Junior and Senior years. Her good friend Tina, a fellow commander, also joined in on the festivities!

They played God Bless America, Star Wars theme and Land of a Thousand Dances...and countless stand tunes. They danced and laughed and just enjoyed the entire experience.

My Mom was able to join in on the fun and I left the concession stand (gasp) to watch them perform pre-game and half time. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.

FYI -- I realized tonight that I have been a Band Booster officer for 6 years!


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wonderful photos/memories and what a FABULOUS night! It was so much fun to see that BIG SMILE reappear on Mo's face when she got to be 'a part of the band' again. And Jon just looks so handsome in that uniform and he did SO WELL! And I'm not forgetting about how PROUD I am of YOU too! What an awesome, supportive Mom you are!! God has certainly blessed me with such a LOVING family who's not afraid to experience as much of the FAMILY life TOGETHER as they can and share that with all of us!! I was certainly ONE PROUD NANA/MOM last evening!!! So glad the weather was beautiful and things worked out that I could make the trip down to share in the fun & excitement!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Gone Country said...

What a great idea! Sounds like everyone enjoyed it and hopefully the director will do it again!

morgan said...

Has such a wonderful time. It was awesome to be on the field with Jon, and to look up and see everybody in the stands taking pictures. Tina and I laughed so hard, we really had a great time. and Yeah it's hard to believe that you've been in band boosters that long. It was amusing to watch you pull your t-shirst out of your closet from each band year and count. lol. Thanks for bein an awesome supportive mom. Had a great time.......Thanks for coming nana, was great to have you there also, since how the last time you came to watch us march was senior night and it poured down rain and was ankle deep mud. lol. :-) love you guys dearly.

Amy Johnson said...

What a great idea!