Good morning! I hope you’re doing well. I wanted to write a “real” Coffee Talk post today because this blog is something of a personal diary (at least, that’s how it started out) and this weekend is definitely one I want to document.
It started out with Senior Parent Night, where the graduating seniors from the marching band, football team, and cheerleading squad (and their parents) were recognized before the football game on Friday night. I still can’t believe my baby is a senior!
I got a bunch of pictures of her with her friends, but of course, I wouldn’t post those publicly. I think I can share this one, though.
She’s not wearing a traditional marching band uniform because she’s in the Pit (a.k.a. the front ensemble) with all of the stationary percussion instruments. They usually dress to match the theme of the show, which was a tribute to some of the big rock ballads.
This isn’t our first rodeo, as my son was in all of the same activities when he was in high school, so not only am I experiencing all the feelings with our youngest, it brings back so much nostalgia from these days with our son. I have to say, though, it’s kind of cool to get to have all these experiences twice.
It was a beautiful night for a football game, and while I don’t really enjoy watching the sport, I do enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium. It was pretty packed, as it was the last home football game of the season, and the weather was perfect for it. The marching band performed post-game, so it was a looong night, but it was a lot of fun.
As if that wasn’t enough emotion for one weekend, last night was the last marching band cavalcade of the season. (That’s an exhibition where bands from high schools around the region come together to perform their half-time show, for anyone who is wondering.)
Different schools host these throughout the season, and this one was a particularly large one. We saw some really impressive performances, but of course, ours was the best. 😉
I would be more sad about all of the marching band activities coming to a close, but we’re already gearing up for Indoor Percussion season, which is starting up soon. My daughter loves the competition aspect of that activity, plus it’s a smaller, more close-knit group of kids and parents, and we are all looking forward to that.
My parents are in town, so they were able to enjoy both events with us. Kudos to them for sitting through two long nights on the bleachers. It’s a lot, especially when you aren’t used to it, and the crowds can feel a bit suffocating at times. I always send them lots of videos and pictures of the kids in their activities, but there’s nothing like having them there in person.
We’re planning to go out for lunch after church before my parents head back home to Virginia, and then I’m looking forward to relaxing this afternoon. It’s going to be a rainy day, perfect for an afternoon nap.
I hope you’re having a good weekend, too. Have a restful and blessed Sunday!
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