On Saturday the teen's marching band competed in their first USSBA State Championships and...
The teen is on the end in the red uniform.
Our show this year is called "Phobias". At first I wasn't in love with it, and it's still my least favorite of all four seasons the teen has done marching band. (The first year we did Disney's "Fantasia"; second year was Frank Sinatra; last year's show was the music of Blood, Sweat & Tears.)
But it's grown on me. This little snippet of their opening is one of my favorite parts. (The sound isn't the best so turn up the volume to get the full effect.)
This year we have props that are a huge pain in the ass, but pretty cool looking on the field.
This one is my fav. That's claustrophobia if you were wondering.
For those who may not know what a "band competition" is basically several bands perform their show and they are judged on several different criteria. Typical categories include music, marching, percussion, drum major, general effect, and color guard. Those scores are then combined to determine overall place.
Saturday we took 1st in every category except percussion.
Who's your daddy?!