Sunday, September 23, 2007

Marching Band

Well, Saturday morning we had a very special experience with the Lehigh Marching Band. Turns out one of my students is the Drum Major (conductor) of the marching band. Whoa! When she found out how obsessed my kids are (well, let's be real --- how obsessed KYLE is) with the marching band, she was all over it. She invited us to come to the football game early on Saturday, and hang out in the field house with the marching band as they warmed up and lined up. Whoa! Of course, we took her up on it. I had told her that Kyle was especially obsessed with trumpets and trombones. When we arrived at the field house my student (the Drum Major) was waiting for us. She came right up and welcomed K & O. And then... suddenly, a trumpet player and a trombone player came strutting right up, with their instruments and everything. (my student had obviously lined this up for us in advance without us knowing it). Whoa! Kyle just stared at the trombone player with delirious wide eyes. He showed the boys the trombone, he played it for them, he let them touch it. The trumpet player even let Owen try on his marching band hat. Whoa! It was huge. Especially for Ky Ky. We watched and listened to the marching band tune up, warm up, line up, get psyched up, and start their tailgate marching. Then we followed them around the parking lots and watched/listened as they stopped along the way playing for drunken tailgaters. Whoa! It was fabulous. Ky Ky is now even more obsessed than ever.




5 comments:

trish said...

Does your mind just race at these moments, wondering what he will do with this love of music/marching bands?

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

what a thrill that must have been for the boys! looks like they liked the pretty hot "twirlers" too..... they know a good thing when they see it.

have you had a chance to look at your calendar?

Cindy from central NC said...

Oh, how fun....most esp. b/c of the special attention to Kyle....your teaching position really does give you opportunity and exposure to things/events/people that so many others just don't have. It's terrific how you take such advantage of it..
-cindy

Stina said...

The picture of Owen walking with the Cheerleaders REALLY REALLY cracks me up.... I mean, it just seems so like him to just decide to join them, all those pretty girls!!!!!!! :) :) :)

Kristina said...

This is so awesome for the boys. For a young lady to take it upon herself to do this for the boys, is such an unselfish thing to do! I bet she is a good student too? I have no doubt you will be a band mom someday!
that is just awesome!