November 4, 2012

So very proud...

Ever since July, Emma has been heavily involved with our high school varsity marching band. 
 An intense practice schedule, including that infamous week away at band camp, all leading to this past weekend's state competition at Ford Field in Detroit.




Our hearts were full of pride watching their 163 member band culminate in this 12 minute moment.  Extended family from West Michigan, as well as Detroit, all sat in the stands cheering the Grandville marching band.

This was by far their best performance of the whole season.


They were just waiting for this big stage.


Lots of new friendships have been made, upperclassmen looking out for the freshmen and welcoming them into their unit.

They placed 8th in their AA school division...two places higher than the previous year at competition.

Marching band has been such an enriching experience for Emma.We're already looking forward to the 2013 marching season.  PS.  If you'd like to see a short video clip of their performance, here's part 3 and part 4 of their set from an earlier football game.  In part 4, they all set down their instruments and perform a dance routine.  You will hear my husband cheering LOUDLY in the video.  

Go Grandville!!
   

22 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Congratulations Emma...you must be so proud...and to play in the cold is never any fun....smiles..Renee

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How exciting for everyone. Congratulation to Emma ~ she looks so cute!

Jodee said...

You must be one proud mama! Way to go, Emma!

vintage grey said...

Congratulations to Emma!! So great!! She looks awesome out there! ;) xo Heather

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Congratulations Emma!!! she looks fantastic on the field in her gear. What a great opportunity for her and for all of you to see her and her mates perform. You must have had tears of pride.

Jboo said...

Woohoo!! Way to go Emma!! Congrats -- how exciting!!

Donna said...

Congrats! I bet you were just beaming!

Lee said...

You all have reason to be proud! Great job, Grandville Band and Emma!

chris mckinley said...

You have so much to be proud of!! How fun to spend a weekend with a great group of kids!!

chris

A Little Creation said...

Way to Go Grandville and Emma!
Oh how I miss those weekends(it was softball instead). Enjoy everyone of them!
Chris =]

Lynne said...

I would be very proud too . . . Congratulations Emma!

vivian said...

thats so awesome Kim! I have to tell you I got the biggest kick out of the video with the "WOOOO's!!" You sound exactly like me at a concert or musical! All my kids played instruments and did marching band, (except rob) but our marching band was so small it was not like yours. Still non the less they marched and played and I WOOHOO'd!!
Glad you had a fun weekend now have a great week too
xoxo

craftyles said...

That brings back such great memories of my BJ in marching band. I miss those days-we still go watch at least 1 game each year just to see the new show. It's a huge commitment-so congrats to Emma. They looked great! Congrats to you too, Kim for being there every minute for her.

Carol T said...

Marching band is the best. My two kids that were in marching band absolutely loved it. My daughter and I even went to a competition in October that our school hosted even though she graduated in 2010. We wanted to go watch state finals, but MSU had a home football game this past saturday and she didn't want to miss it. Our Troy Athens Redhawks placed 5th. They had a great competition season. Good job Grandville and to all the bands. I don't think people realize how much hard work those kids put into marching band.

Life in Rehab said...

Such a gorgeous, talented girl....Emma must have you bursting with pride!

Janet said...

That looks like so much fun! I can certainly see why you are so proud of your sweet daughter.

Nellie said...

Congratulations to the Grandville band! Emma looks like she belongs out there with all of them!

xo Nellie

Corey Moortgat said...

Congratulations to Emma! It looks like so much fun! I played the flute for a couple years, but never in marching band- they looked great in the video!!

Pam said...

Congratulations! I think it's awesome that she is so involved and so happy with the band at High School. You can't go wrong with marching band!

Cheryl G. said...

Hooray!
So exciting!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You should be proud, very proud! Don't you love when your child finds something so, so rewarding. Congrats Emma.

ImagiMeri said...

Oh how cool. I don't know how your hubby kept up with her......that's a lotta moovement!

Hugs,
Meri