Friday, September 30, 2011

The Pride of the Dutchmen

I've always inwardly cringed at this - PRIDE OF THE DUTCHMEN Marching Band - hmm, don't we try to teach our children not to be so proud??? So this title has always wrankled me a bit (I hope I just made that word up - I like it!!!). This year, Caleb, has begun his first year in High School marching band beginning Aug. 1 with a daily dose of band camp. Yep, I will say it out loud - I couldn't believe it - Aug. 1?!?!?! I thought it seemed a bit much but we encouraged him to keep with it. Now, months later, all I can say is - I think a bit of that "pride" is seeping in to this Momma's bones! We have field band competitions almost every weekend from Sept. - Oct. and although they are long days for the kids - we, as parents, are thinking this is quite fun to behold!

I am proud of this band - and I think it's ok if they are bit "prideful" as well! They have worked hard, are scoring high, and look amazing on the field - NOT doing easy things, I may add as well. Thought I'd share some pics with you - HOPING video is to come!!

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Getting Ready to Take the Field

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Caleb is back row - almost to the 20 yd. line - He plays the Tenor Sax.
Yep, smallest kid, biggest sax!!

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LOVE that black!!

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Tossing the Flags Over....

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Catching the flags...

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Caleb is front middle.

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There, more than you wanted to see, I am sure.
But no complaining or I'll put the other 100+ on there too!!!

6 comments:

dawn said...

You should be proud and with a name like that I expect Mr. Brian likes it too.

Beckyb said...

That's funny Dawn - but I am SURE you are right!!! :)

dawn said...

We never actually met in person but I found your blog through Steffies, years ago, or Nikki's for that matter. We were waiting for Rosie and Jada wasn't even on the radar. I have been following you for years now. Glad you still blog!

Sara Crane said...

Great picts becky!! I took a whole bunch too - I even tried not to, but I just couldn't help myself - they looked SO GOOD!!! :-)

Beckyb said...

Totally agree, Sara, we were just snapping away - it was SO fun to watch!!

Beckyb said...

And what makes me laugh, Dawn, is that those friendships really last!! I love it!! I love to read your blog too - but man, I just rarely comment anymore - I should though!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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