Guess who was really "hot" on Saturday?
Lindbergh High School's Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band was hot!
Oh ya, they were on fire. Fired up on the competition field for the Class 6 bands. For M it was coming full circle. The first competition of her freshman year color guard won the caption award for best auxillary. Saturday was the first competition of her senior year and the guard won the caption award for best auxillary. I must admit I had a lump in my throat as the band performed their show. Is it because it was hitting me that it was the last time I would be having my own first competition of the season moment? Maybe. I had that same lump when they announced the kids won captions for both percussion and guard. Two sections that have struggled to capture for the last two years. And dam that lump it was back when I called King Ralph, who is out of town at Bikefest, to tell him the great news. I know if you would have lifted my sunglasses I looked like Renee Zellweger's character in Jerry McGuire when Tom Cruise's character proposed and he lifted her glasses to expose her eyes. Yep my eyes were moist under the sunglasses. Nothing like a marching band to brew emotion. The band placed second in their class... that's okay, because we know in our hearts they are all first place kids . Better was when the scores came out it showed our color guard scored the highest of all the guards in all the classes. They blew'em away. So I guess all that hairspray and potential wardrobe malfunction from one shouldered performance uniforms on girls with well endowed chests; avoided with the use of yards and yards of body tape and safety pins paid off. And paid off well. We got the trophy to prove it!
Even after a much needed shower to wash off the gallons of sweat the feeling of pride for a show well performed...well that feeling can't wash off, it's sticking.