Sunday, October 9, 2011

Marching Band Memories

 (l.-r.  ME, Morgan, Jonathan, Carolyn)
This past Friday nite I made the trip down to Leetonia to see something that truly warmed my heart and actually brought back fond memories for myself! (I too played clarinet in the marching band of my high school ... oh so many years ago!)  Both grandkids LOVE music and have/do play instruments in their school's marching band.  With there being 5 1/2 years between them, the kids never had the opportunity to march 'together' ... UNTIL TONIGHT!!

Morgan is now a Sophomore at Kent State but was THRILLED when the band director at Leetonia School decided to have an ALUMNI NITE!   She played clarinet and was field commander her Junior/Senior years and Jon plays mellophone/french horn.  How awesome that 25 or so alumni came back to participate in the evenings events.  

Once the band marched onto the field, the alumni ran into their places to join in on playing God Bless America, Star Wars theme and Land of a Thousand Dances.  And I must say ... THEY SOUNDED AWESOME!!!  It was so nice to see them all laughing & truly enjoying the entire experience!

Carolyn has certainly played HER part for the band.  She has been a Band Booster Officer for 6 years and does an amazing job over at that concession stand!!  I can remember we had hot dogs, chips & hot chocolate when I was in the marching band .... HOLY COW ... they have hot sausage, meatball sandwiches, scallop potatoes & ham, pepperoni rolls, etc., etc.   Those kids get a MEAL when they hit the Leetonia Concession Stand!!  LOL!  
She rarely gets to see the kids march because she's busy over at the concession stand ... but tonight she told them they were on their own for awhile ... she was going over in the stands to watch her kids perform on the field TOGETHER for probably the FIRST & LAST time!! 
(We got LOTS of photos ... but I'll only share a few here!)

One last photo to share with you.  Here's Morgan and her friend Tina who was also a commander and came in for tonight's festivities.  LOVE those SMILES!  


You did a fabulous job and truly made Nanna proud!!!
So glad I could be there to share in the fun!!

Happy Sunday to everyone!  The weather is absolutely beautiful here in NE Ohio and I intend to enjoy every moment of it.  There's still some fall work to be done outside ... guess what I'll be doing today!!  LOL!


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