So, for the last 5 months, my son has been practicing for Indoor Drumline Competitions. His last performance was this past Saturday, April 7th. They placed 2nd in their division in the state. YEAH! So proud of them. They worked so hard and I couldn’t be happier for them.
The day began like many other competition days with the loading of the trailers. This time, though, my son stepped off the ramp the wrong way and sprained his ankle. Not fun. He did, however; perform on it, swollen and all. We later went to have it x-rayed and no break. YEAH!
They performed at 12:30 pm and awards were at 9 pm. We spent the rest of the day watching the rest of the groups perform. My parents always come to watch my son perform and they love spending time with him, which makes me happy for them all.
Several of our friends showed up, too. Such a great day. Well, except for the sprain, oh and the fact that I started getting a sinus and middle ear infection. UGH! First my left ear filled with fluid, then the left side of my throat and neck. By the time we left that night, the right ear was plugged, too. Doctor appointment on Tuesday confirmed this. Feeling better today, though and food has a taste and smell other than black pepper, so life is good. 😀
The week has been busy, too. The music department has been forced to participate in the school musical, which is a disaster. Three weeks of three day rehearsals, the show premiered on Thursday evening. Tone deaf kids sang flat notes and danced in a crazy, uncoordinated bird style. However, the band sounded great, especially since it was professional level music. The most shocking part of the play was when a teenage girl performed a chair dance that rivaled a stripper at a club. I could hardly believe it. I have to say, the saving grace of that dance was the gal was slim with no shape or breasts to speak of and had nothing to “fall out” the front of her dress.
They perform again tonight; but I have church, so I’m dropping my son off on my way out. I feel sorry for the band members. They sit on stage the entire show and so does their director. They, too, can hardly believe that the performers are doing such a bad job.
Why, you may be asking, has the play only had minimal rehearsals and horrible choreography and singing? The man who is running it. He has forced the band director (his first year) and the choir teacher (her first year) to participate in this disaster, gave minimal notice, horrible direction, and no choice. He then told the audience (for nearly 20 min before the show started — LATE) that it was the first time they’d been able to collaborate together. SMH. What a putz.
Monday, we’re having an Indoor Drumline and Color Guard party to celebrate victory for the season. The school year is rapidly coming to an end. Next up, last concert of year and the band banquet. Following up with the prom and Senior Awards night and then onto graduation. YEAH!
Here we go…..