Friday, August 11, 2006

How we spend our Friday nights

Here we are again for another year. Us moms in the stands watching our band boys practice, practice and more practice. They are in the stadium from 6 to 10 PM, working on their drills. This years show looks like it will be one of the best that I have seen. That is Matt (10th grade) on the snare drum on the left, and Preston (11th grade) on the tuba. This band is undefeated in it's class in this area.

Both boys work very hard and they really like being in the band. Us moms are happy about this, glad our babies are not running the streets and hanging with drug addicts! There is so much bad stuff for teenagers to get into, we are glad they have this activity to keep them busy.
Tonight we dropped them off at 6, then we went out to a nice "moms only" quiet dinner. We will be doing this every weekend now through November. Some weekends there is a Friday night game, and then a Saturday competition the next day. This keeps the whole family busy. All the band parents must help out in some way.

Our job is to tow the band trailer full of musical instruments to competitions and away games. It is like high school re-visited, for us!


Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Oh yes...I remember the days of band and band camps. Two of my three children were in band...Brian the tuba and Sharon with her clarinet. Brian was also a key player on the varsity football he was doubly busy.

As a mother who was aways involved in the school and the kids activities, I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything.

bornfool said...

I know Marching Band keeps the kids off the streets and out of trouble, but do you have any idea what goes on at band camp? If you don't, keep it that way. the knowledge will make you lose sleep at nights. :)

susan said...

Yes, it is that time of year, all the moms on the bleachers. My daughter just started taking kids to football practice. You have some good looking boys!

Laura said...

I know what you're going through. My daughter is in colorguard at the middle school, many of her friends are in guard at the high school, as the two teams work together.