Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Owasso Invitational Marching Contest

Marching season has officially begun!  Ok, it started back in July, but the Bruin Brigade just went to their first contest.  We were all a little concerned that the contest wouldn't happen as it was pouring rain all morning and much into the afternoon.  We left the school, drove to Owasso and sat on school buses for about four hours!  The parents/chaperones were able to feed the kids, but it was definitely a very wet process!  The kids did fantastic and were thrilled to find out that the show would, indeed, go on!  The format would be slightly different, but marching would happen!

Due to the rain, the normal prelims/finals format would not happen.  Each band would march once and be judged solely on that run.  Honestly, the kids were just happy to do what they love!

Ben has a fantastic section this year!  I was one very happy mom when I asked Ben if I could take a picture of his section and he was happy to say yes!  No teenage boys sighs.  He quickly gathered his crew and let me take a picture.

The kids even asked for a silly picture!  A great group of "bone-heads"!

Finally time for some marching!

Look at my boy!  My heart just swells with pride when I see him doing what he loves!

(I am thankful for to have a photographer friend!)

Mr. Claussen giving his traditional post-performance speech.
These boys love each other so much!
 Could they be any cuter in their matching shirts?!  :)

The bruin Brigade had a super start to their season!  They received the Best Visual Performance award for their class.  Placed 3rd in their class. And placed 10th overall.  There is still plenty of work to be done and progress to make, but this was a great start!  It would have been nice to see how the results would have turned out if the prelims/finals format had taken place.  I am super proud of all of these band kids and the hard work they have dedicated so far this season!  I can't wait to see what's to come!

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