We went to every band competition and was so proud of our kids. I guess I just don't understand the scoring system like I used to because we were constantly shocked at where our kids placed, especially at the last competition where we didn't even make the finals. You know you are somewhat validated when people from other schools tell you that you were robbed. The reality is that our band in some competitions rested on our laurels to slide through to the finals and when we didn't, it was a serious shock. There were times when you could see on the kid's countenance that they knew they did an awesome job and later many tears were shed. These moments are emotional.
I loved watching Michael, there is something to be said about having your child in the front ensemble where you can see him plain and clear. I can tell by the way he moves his body and his facial expressions how he feels he is doing. It's truly a joy to watch him become one with the music. I know Michael is going to continue to do great things with his music. It has been pure happiness watching him the last four years.
|Michael during senior night waving to his fans. Seriously, he had the loudest cheering section. GO MICHAEL!!!|