November 02, 2009

journey starts with j

I'm pretty certain that journey is the same "j" word I chose last time around... but as I have voiced, time and again... it is my blog and I can break the rules if I need to! And today... I had to find a word to go along with what I really wanted to share. And so... journey it is.

This year, the chosen theme for the Marching Pride is Around the World... hence, the globe... that incidentally, after searching hi-and-low for one and asking everyone he had a number for, Mr. Best-Band-Director-Ever, was still less than impressed with this one. But I had one... it was free... because it was in my son's closet. Anyway... the theme is our Journey. The band marches their way through songs from Cuba, Great Britain, France and the USA. Of course, they have to make a stop at the Holiday Inn, which is a great crowd pleaser. Please... do not look up the lyrics for this song. Please. Mr. BBDE was completely unaware that there was a version other than the "clean" one he found on itunes!
Saturday, all of the county bands gathered and showed off the hard work they have been putting in... and it is the highlight of the marching season. But the highlight of the show? It has to be when all seven bands join together and play our National Anthem. It was an amazing moment. Standing with my hand on my heart... the tears rolled... Along with the sweat. A beautiful fall day, for sure. But I would have ordered something less than 90 plus degrees...



I can't believe that marching season is almost over. It is always too short... but all the more the reason to sit back and enjoy the journey.

Turns out... I did not use journey last time... I chose Jesus. I wonder if anyone else had to repeat their word!? Find out at Jen's Unglazed for A to Z Monday!

11 comments:

Tina said...

I heard Palmetto Ridge did an AMAZING job. Sorry I missed it, I still need to see the entire show..... next weeks show! xoxox

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is very sweet Dawn. Love the pictures and I love this journey you are on with the (cult) band. :)
I know your kids do/will enjoy all that you have invested in their band seasons. You are Just great!

Margaret said...

I love to watch a marching band at half time. When I met my husband, he was in the marching band at our college. They were the Wooster Scots, and he had to wear full traditional Scottish garb- kilt and all!

Treasure these years because the seem to fly by.

Jen said...

Happy Monday to you Dawn!
This Journey will be in your kids memories forever. March on!

Kelli said...

Hope your week is off to a joyful start! Marching band brings back great memories for me. My brother was in a huge band in high school! (I was in the orchestra!) I know your family will cherish these memories too!!! Cooler weather come quickly!

Mildred said...

Wonderful journey; such great experiences to share.

Cassie said...

Good J word Dawn. Photos are so colorful. Hey, I chose Jesus too...but not for my J word!!

The pics of your gnome and daughter on the last post are Just Jewels!!! Too clever. Blessings, C.

julie said...

how fun! i bet it was moving! i am a sucker for music and tears!

Graceful said...

I was in the band in high school, too (played the clarinet) -- your great pictures brought back memories! Once I dropped my clarinet in the middle of a concert and it broke in half -- not my best musical moment! I've since moved on to other "talents."

Thanks for the fun memories!

Ben said...

Brings back some good memories of good times- we had a clarinet player and then a trumpet player. Lots of great times during half time! This band looks sharp (I said looks sharp, not sounds sharp..or flat..)

jenn said...

WOW--looks like an amazing time. I remember majorette competitions like this when I was little and they were always a blast!