Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Boys

I think I have said before how much I LOOOVE Band and football and everything that goes with the two. My boys hummm hummm are proudly taking after me, well and their dad. They are all in the band. Aaron plays bass clarinet, Daniel-clarinet, and Nathan trumpet. I am so very proud of each of them. They love their instruments and we love watching them grow with their talents. Some of these are to show my sister so bear with me. They had a day where exceptional kids all got to be at the game. The band here is divided into several groups. And only the symponic band plays at the games. One day exceptional kids were invited to play. And beginner band (Nathan) got to get in for free.
This is the highschool band. They are huge compared to the band I grew up in. They cram in and fill a whole section of stand plus half another side for the percussion section.

This was the opposing team Petal. They had to bring their band in a semi trailer. They are serious of two things down in the south football and band whoot whoot!!!!
Aaron playing in the symponic band half time show.
Daniel the night they got to play at the game.
Aaron waiting to get the game started. I have to say most kids would be embarrassed having their mom come down and take a picture like this right before they could take the field. He was even teased very nastily about me. He was not embarrassed and it actually made him feel good. I love that boy!!!
OH isn't he handsome even with the sun in his face.
He plays football and is in the band. I pride myself very much to watch him play football and then at half time book it over to the band just in enough time to play with them.
I am so proud of them and I love watching them grow up. I love watching them make decisions about their futures. They are really good kids. Sorry the videos are sideways. I don't know how to fix that. Also some of them are shaky. I had kids hanging on me at the time. They didn't look THAT bad until you see them bigger. So just enjoy the sound!!! I certainly claim to be no videographer.


Jer n' Stef said...

That semi's impressive! We have a good size band up here too but they just take a couple buses. It really shows how much they love they're band down there to put the funds into purchasing something like that! And even on the chance that the semi was donated the paint job is still really impressive!

The Longnecker Zoo said...

Oh dang....that is "music to my ears". Just seeing those uniforms makes me all giddy inside. I don't miss that time in my life but I certianly loved being apart of the band. And seeing this also makes me mad cause Mr. Ayer could have been better for us. We could have been great. I am so proud of those boys. Tell them my chest started to stick out in pride.

The Longnecker Zoo said...

Oh my I Cannot believe that I have grandchildren old enough to be in the band. I am very proud Grandma. Keep it up. You will have fond memories of your high school years if you are involved with wholesome activties such as band. I am a little concerned about the roughness of football but then that is a grandmother for you. Love Mutta

Carla said...

That's so cool that Aaron does both! Typically, you were either a football jock or a band geek, not both. Only the confident can mix company like that. I love it! And having zero talent or inclination, i admire those who play... anything.