Saturday, September 06, 2008

It's All In Fun

Friday night Football.
We take our school and our football serious in this part of the Appalachian mountains. Our first football game and band performance were held at the stadium last night. The weather was perfect. Hurricane Hanna stayed away and allowed us to enjoy the evening.

The student without a hat is our daughter, the Field Captain aka assistant Drum Major. I have mentioned in previous posts about the band director (who I know personally and actually admire as a young man) and his inconsistent decision making process. He decided at the last minute that she cannot properly conduct wearing the hat so he decided to eliminate the hat for her. I must say it is easier to spot her on the field:).

She not only conducts the band during the show but she also runs back to the band line when she has finished conducting to play the piccolo. There are 4 movements in this show and she runs back and forth 4 times. She directs the Alma mater, the fight song and the dance team performance music. She is also Flute Captain and Woodwind Captain. Although she isn't wearing a hat she is a girl with many hats.:)

This is a pic of her conducting the Alma mater. She did an awesome job and even the director shook her hand and complimented her performance. She was sharp and professional. She was pleased and we were proud.
The football team won their first game of the season. YAY!

I hate to add a damper on the whole event but I have one pet peeve. When spectators bash a band/sport performance. I want to say, "Keep in mind your child/grandchild could be in a performance/sport event and you wouldn't appreciate disrespectful, rude behavior if the shoe was on the other foot. Learn the word R-E-S-P-E-C-T & practice it."

On the home front:
We decorated for fall and came home the other day to the tree on the floor. Lights and tree ornaments were everywhere and one of the glass ornaments was broken. I must admit, I blamed Mr. Bettis......until.........I was knitting last evening and this is who was stalking the twinkling lights on the tree. Mr. Bettis's owner aka the DH was very quick to point out who was at fault with the tree, Miss Aurora.

And then there was this..........Miss Aurora climbing the tree! It started to topple and the DH jumped and grabbed it in the nick of time. He thought I should apologize to Mr. Bettis for falsely accusing him of knocking the tree over while we were gone. Not-on-your-life. What about the bag of styrofoam peanuts that were all over my living room the other day? And the paper that was shredded? And........? well you get the picture.

p.s. Thanks to all who have supported our Field Captain/assistant Drum Major. She reads and hears your comments and truly appreciates your support.