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.