November 7, 2013

Congratulations are in order!

Over the summer, Emma attended weekly band practices, as well as spending a week away at CMU to prepare for this year's marching band season.  All fall, they've been busy with  evening practices and weekend competitions. 
It all came together last Saturday when nearly 50 high school marching bands from across Michigan competed in the 34th annual Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at Ford Field in Detroit.
The bands, were split into four categories based on the size of their school and competed for an overall score and a spot for “Best Music,” “Best Marching” and “Best General Effect” in their categories.
Last year, Grandville came in 8th and this year moved up two spots to rank 6th in their division.  

We're so proud of all your hard work, Emma.

In a few weeks, Emma's band will head to Orlando Florida to play at Disney World!!

Congratulations, Emma!!

24 comments:

GardenOfDaisies said...

Congratulations to Emma and the band! This brings back such good memories for me. Traveling to the competitions, Disney World, etc... I can't say enough positive things about the band program, booster club and our teachers.

A Little Creation said...

Way To Go Emma! Have fun at Disney World. Do proud parents get to go? ;)
Chris =]

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Hurray for Emma! The whole band experience will be such a solid part of her high school years..a great time now and a great memory and friends after graduation.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun! Congrats and I bet they have a blast in Disney:@)

vivian said...

thats awesome! congrats! Bethany played flute also in school and in marching band! I dont think she ever plays anymore. YOur Emma is a beautiful girl kim! (so is Josie!) have a great weekend!
xoxo

Lee said...

Wow! What a terrific time they will have! all that hard work and practice is being rewarded. Did you volunteer to chaperone?!

Lee said...

Wow! What a terrific time they will have! all that hard work and practice is being rewarded. Did you volunteer to chaperone?!

Donna said...

A big congrats to Emma! That is awesome! Do you all get to go to Disney World? How fun!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Congrats to Emma!! That's exciting news!

Hugs,
Debbie

Lynne said...

Congratulations Emma . . . enjoy your Disney trip too!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Congratulations Emma!! Yay for Disney!! (: (: xo Holly

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Woo-Hoo, Big shout out of congrats to Emma and the Grandville Marching Band!

No place is more fun than Disney!

craftyles said...

I am reliving marching band days with you guys. I miss that. Awesome job, Emma! How fun to go to Disney World.Congrats to the whole band.

Pam Kessler said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations, Emma!

Nellie said...

What an honor, Kim! Emma and the band have worked hard to gain this distinction! Are you going with them to Disney World? xo Nellie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How wonderful! Congratulations and what a fun trip that will be.

Debby said...

Way to go Emma. Tell Minnie I said hi. Do you get to go with her.
I like in Granville but in Ohio. We also say without a D when spelling our town.

Tammy's in Love said...

Amazing memories for your girl! Son went to Hawaii in his junior year to play with band of 300 at Veteran's Day service aboard the Battleship Missouri; you know what happened the next year. He's been in the Air Force 12 years now...who knows what could happen after Disney World!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

CONGRATS to EMMA!! And to Disney too!! How exciting! Is the whole family going????
Kim,
Thanks so much for all your visits!
I took some time off this week to get caught up. I did start Christmas decorating and I was glad that i did not have to pack up Halloween even though I really missed decorating for it this year. I just finished the Powder Room. It looks so different with the gray walls and the blue Christmas decorations. We really like it...

Hugs,
Deb

Jboo said...

Great job Emma and bandmates!! How wonderful! And off to Disney - hooray! Have Fun!

Denise said...

I've always loved the sound of flutes.Go Emma !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! Congratulations Emma! I know you'll have a fabulous trip...what a wonderful experience it will be!

Jodee said...

Way to go, Emma! That rocks!

vintage grey said...

Congrats to Emma!! So awesome!! xo Heather