Yawn...back to school today. Yesterday's parade went very well despite some absolute craziness at the beginning. Late people, rude parents, almost one whole trumpet rank missing. I was finally able to figure out what to do with these kids who would be alone in their rank (and that included me 'cause i gave up my spot to a 6th grader nice head section leader that I am) because we were missing the other 6 people in that rank. Anyway, after sorting everybody else out, there was only one spot left in the band for me.....in the middle of the percussion section between a bass drum and the cymbals. Let's just say that during the parade I couldn't even hear myself yelling and but the time everything was over my ears were ringing. It was a good parade.
This week at school the Student Council put together a Spirit Week and today is sport's day. Now I love Spirit Week but to tell you the truth I was pretty blank on what to do for sport's day. They said to show support for your favorite sport. I had Red Sox stuff- lots of that. No. I could steal some of XanFan's Celtics stuff, Red Claws stuff and Bruin's stuff. No, no, and no. My old softball team? No. Sea Dogs? No. I couldn't decide! None of these sports struck me as 'favorite'. But then last night I had an ingenious idea. I knew what my favorite sport was! Marching band. YES, it IS a sport. (In fact, when things get messed up it can turn into a pretty nasty CONTACT sport- but let's not go there) Anyway, so i've go jeans and my marching band t-shirt on with a sign taped to it that says "YES marching band IS a sport''. I've got my drill notebook from last year around my neck, a piece of chalk in one pocket and some valve oil and my polishing cloth in the other. Go marching band!
I'm such a band geek :)