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PostSubject: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:52 pm

My son is a Freshman at Western Michigan University and had his first home game two nights ago!

Practice:
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Game---he is basically front and center, tall and lanky, kind of leaning back a bit:

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We had a blast watching him out there...they all did a great job! Applause


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:57 pm

Great pictures, Amy!! Thank you so much for letting us get to see them, too. How exciting for you and your family! That's quite an honor for him to be in the Marching Band!
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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:11 pm

Great pics, Amy!!


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:22 pm

Great pics Amy......reminds me when BJ was in marching band.......you could pick him out by they way he stood and marched.....he was right on with the steps and the stance......Good Luck to Brendan!!!



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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:33 pm

Savannah wrote:
Great pictures, Amy!! Thank you so much for letting us get to see them, too. How exciting for you and your family! That's quite an honor for him to be in the Marching Band!

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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:09 pm

Great Photos Amy


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:05 pm

Wonderful pics, Amy. Thank you for sharing with us. grinsmiley
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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:10 pm

Terrific pictures, Amy! They all look great out on the field.


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:03 am

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you liked the pics! Thumbsup


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Great pics Amy......reminds me when BJ was in marching band.......you could pick him out by they way he stood and marched.....he was right on with the steps and the stance......Good Luck to Brendan!!!

Brendan is actually having to 're-learn' how to march. His high school band director used more exaggerated sharp movements---they looked like a military band! Western's band director is more about 'fluid' movements, which I don't prefer. I still enjoy watching it, and they have to really 'let their hair down' with some of the fun moves in the college band, but I liked that 'military' style that his high school band had. I could pick Brendan out occasionally, but half the time they're moving just too darn fast! LOL!


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:09 pm

I like the more sharp style of marching, too, Amy. It has more of a "clean and precise" look to it. You have to be really careful with a more fluid style of marching, because it can easily look sloppy rather than flowing.

Do you have a good pair of field glasses? grinsmiley Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:01 am

Yep, I agree Savannah. Thumbsup

And my mom has a great set of binnoculars, but unfortunately she's always hogging them! (Imagine that! batEyes LOL). And she's blind as a bat anyway...it's not like she can see him even through the binnoculars! Whistle So I am actually thinking about getting a nice set for myself, especially if we're going to be doing this for the next 4 years! Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:17 am

I think instead of binnoculars, I'd invest in a great camcorder and video the routine, take it home and enjoy it all week long......save tape, and go to the next game and tape it again.......BJ is trying to get some of the old tapes of his band on the field, especially since all 3 years in high school, he had a solo.........




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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:12 pm

That's really cool that Brenden is in marching band, how does he like college? Great pictures, it must be really exciting watching him on the field! grinsmiley




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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:22 pm

Oh My Amy your son is goood lookin'. grinsmiley Can I get his number, lol, just kidding. :P He's a little to young for me.


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:42 pm

Beckie! ROTFL Um, no. But thanks! Wink grinsmiley

Rhonda, BJ must have been one great player! Brendan could never do a solo---he's good, but not that good! His high school always sold copies of dvds of the routines, so I hope that will be the case at college. I do need a better camcorder---ours isn't like these new super small ones. That's a really good idea Rhonda! Thumbsup

Thanks Christina! Yes, it is really exciting---high school was too, but this is a whole other ballgame, so to speak! Yes, Brendan LOVES college so much already! It's not all work and no play, at least so far. He's had three "Capture the Flag" days already! So they really make it fun and band is a good way to get some thing 'non-academic' in there to break things up. He was just assigned his first paper today so RL is about to hit him hard, I'm sure. Wink He's coming home by train this weekend----I'm so excited to see him again! Cheer


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:15 pm

Amy wrote:
binnoculars

Rhonda wrote:
binnoculars


Fife's first doubleheader of the season!:1053: :sillySmiley:

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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:17 pm

Sometimes I think you enjoy that just a little too much. ROTFL
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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:18 pm

It's the only time I feel truly alive. batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:36 pm

Ahem.......Rob LIVES for this moment! ROTFL

Amy, thank you for sharing the pics with us. Brendan looks awesome! I also prefer the 'military' style...just has that clean and sharp feel to it...I just love that! Oh and have a wonderful time with him this weekend! I bet I know what you'll do for him..........FEED HIM!! :haha:



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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:47 pm

Rob wrote:
Amy wrote:
binnoculars

Rhonda wrote:
binnoculars


Fife's first doubleheader of the season!:1053: :sillySmiley:


You only got it double because I was too lazy to type it out and copied and pasted from Amy's post!!!
ROTFL



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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:04 pm

Lily wrote:
Ahem.......Rob LIVES for this moment! ROTFL

Amy, thank you for sharing the pics with us. Brendan looks awesome! I also prefer the 'military' style...just has that clean and sharp feel to it...I just love that! Oh and have a wonderful time with him this weekend! I bet I know what you'll do for him..........FEED HIM!! :haha:

You're welcome Lily, and thank you! I'm a proud mama, can you tell? batEyes And LOL, I have to ask him what he wants for dinner Saturday night, but I have a couple of favorites in mind! I'm sure he's ready for a home-cooked meal! But I must say, my hubby & I ate in the dining hall and they have GREAT food! It's not all junk either...lots of food made from scratch and plenty of veggies too. Of course, I don't know that he's actually EATING those, but it's nice to know they're offered. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:18 pm

I wanted to share some exciting news! Western Michigan University is playing at the Texas Bowl Game in Houston!! That means that my son will be marching there as well!! How I wish I could go! We're all really excited for him...he's anxious to travel---he's never been on a plane before!


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:05 pm

that is very cool Amy! i hope it all goes well!!



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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:36 pm

Thank you Emily! Wink The bowl game is December 30th, BTW...I think I forgot to mention that.


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PostSubject: Re: Marching band   Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:37 pm

Wow, Amy, that's great! Applause
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