Thursday, November 1, 2012

OBA 2012

(OBA = Oklahoma Bandmasters Association)

The final band contest of the year is the biggest!  It is the state marching band championship.  This year the contest was at University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

The Bruin Brigade is ready to take the field!

I have a video of the show, but I can't seem to get it to load.  Maybe later...

That's my boy!

SO proud of this kid!  He LOVES marching band!

The trombone section.

Of course, there has to be a silly one.

Proud mom and dad!

This day didn't go the way the band and staff would have liked.  Unfortunately, they didn't make finals.  It was a bit of a blow, but we are so proud of all of the hard work that all of the kids have put into this season!  I couldn't be more proud of Ben!  He jumped into marching band with two feet back in July and has loved every minute of it.  It has been a long time since Ben has been involved in an activity and to find one that he has loved more than anything has been so exciting!  He never complained about the early mornings, late nights or any of the hard work that marching band demanded.  He gave it all 100% everyday.  I could see Ben being involved in music for the rest of his life.  He just loves it!  I am disappointed to see the marching season come to a close, but he still has three more years!

1 comment:

Mom said...

That was such an exciting day! Even though they didn't make finals, I thought they did a great job. I'm so happy that I was able to come see Ben perform. I'm so proud of him! I am thrilled that he has taken such an interest in band. GREAT JOB, BEN!!!!