A big part of our life in the fall is Marching Band.
We had no idea when Samuel started what a big production it is!
They start in August and don't get done till the end of October, every day practicing and every weekend performing and playing at football games.
It's pretty intense and it's such a big part of Samuel's year that I had to show you his awesomeness. :)
(Some of the pictures are like a Where'sWaldo, you gotta search for Samuel)
After school on Friday they get a sack dinner and they go to the stadium.
They sit in the stadium and play for the football game until half-time
Their show this year was titled "Shift", and here is the beginning, they started in the corner and spread out.
It depicted the shift from darkness to light, a lot of marching skill.
On the field
Samuel with his sousaphone.
Last year was the Bari Sax. The year before was the Clarinet.
Watching the other team's band from the side-lines.
During the second half of the game they play more music and have fun in the stands.
At the beginning of October, the parents get together and decorate the band hall and make posters for each student to wish them good luck in their UIL competitions, where they compete
against other marching bands in the area.
Here's the Sousaphone's posters
Samuel's 'poster on his locker
All the students wait outside till the hall is all decorated and the parents wait and cheer them on
They get bags of treats and surprises and this year a lot of the sections made t-shirts.
Then when the day comes head off. Here they are unloading their instruments.
They warm up
They line up
They take the field
Here's one of Samuel
They go to the stands and wait for their results
The Sousaphone section
The marching season ends abrubtly and we don't know what to do with ourselves afterwards
Then the concert season begins
And then the Jazz band season too.
Samuel is looking forward to his final year and all the seniority that comes with it.