Yup, cut me, and I bleed Blue and Gold!
I don't know why I looked, but I knew that the band was travelling, so I looked up where (they've come to Virginia Beach before) and yup, it was Virginia Beach again! Did I go?
You bet your sweet bippy I did!!
The Spousal Equivalent went, since no one else could, and since he was sick we left right after West Genny played.
He now fully understands what I mean when I saw West Genny is committed to excellence!
Before I get into the competition, let me break down the scores:
- West Genesee: 86.1
- Princess Anne High School: 84.450
- Potomac Falls High: 83.575
- York High: 82.6
- Tabb High: 82.450
- (and everyone else)
The night started out with the smaller bands, and went to the larger ones. (we left before Princess Anne, I actually really wanted to see them!)
I have some thoughts. And these thoughts are mainly about colorguard and Visual Effect.
I'm very serious when I say that some of these guards need like a day with anyone who is skilled in guard work to clean them up a bit. Body facings were off. Messy flag work. Eyes on the box, not on the ground!
But in these girls defense, it was super windy. I saw flags being ripped out of people's hands!
But with the lower classes of bands, the music was really good! (Some of the marching needed a bit of help...) I'd love to see the guard add to the over all effect, not detract from it!
Now, I waited all night. We were there on the cold metal benches for hours waiting for what I hoped was going to happen.
The band started to take the field and a parent bellowed from somewhere on the stands above me:
"GIMME A W!!!!!"
The take away?
I really have to go for the reunion parade in 2016!!!!
Right now? A bath. My back is killing me!!