Well, just this past weekend Shannon, some great friends, and I journeyed out to good ol' Logandale, NV where we celebrated Moapa Valley Pirate Homecoming at the football game! The Pirates were victorious that Friday night. The weather was perfect with a little bit of a chill that made it perfect football weather....or marching band weather as I really call it! This time of year is when marching band season is coming to a close and the football game brought back so many memories. I have been reminiscing today with a few tears I must admit!
It is neat to think about the similarities that Moapa Valley High School and my High School share- the main similarity being our colors! Only the bold wear BLUE and GOLD! Just check out our school shirts:
Anyway... one similarity they do not share is Marching Band. When I think about all that my kids will miss out on living out west it makes me sad. This isn't a stab at anyone who grew up here and thinks that it's great, it's just that my kids will have to grow up completely different than I did which I think is sad. I wish they could experience all four seasons and all the fun and adventures that brings. And most importantly, if our children did want to be in band- they will have to experience the poorest quality out here. No offense to Nevadans, but band is something that is chuckled at and made fun of overall. Back home in states such as Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Illinois, marching band is huge, exciting, and competitive. Marching Band takes up hours of kids weeks, lots of hard work and dedication, and is not considered the "dorky" thing to do. Here, it is just a joke. Because I am feeling nostalgic, humor me and watch this clip of one of my favorite professional marching bands back east from Illinois. A show is about 10 minutes. If you don't want to spare that much time- just skip ahead and watch from 7:20 to the end because that is the most exciting part.
This is what marching band is like back east. Enjoy my passion that will be sadly missed by my children! : (
I'm so excited that I get to go home and attend my brother's last performance with Muhlenberg North Marching Stars at State Finals on November 1st! Go Stars!
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