Sunday, October 30, 2016

3rd Competition: Rampage

Another local competition on Saturday for a day filled with marching bands from across southern California!  Derrik's cousin and wife came from Fontana, Ca to see their son, Jacob, perform with his band.  The Saugus band placed 3rd and had another great showing!  Halfway through the season!

James and Tina Entz

 6A Etiwanda band from Rancho Cucamonga

Senior Night Football Game

All seniors from football, cheerleading, marching band and color guard were recognized at Friday night's football game.  It was so crazy to be standing there with Ethan!  Can he really be a senior?

Ashton got some great pics from the stands 
Band seniors selfie before being called onto the field

Fall Revue Performance

Ethan and the choir performed a concert on Thursday night.  The highlight was Ethan was chosen to sing one of his own songs during the evening!  Such a fun night seeing our boy do so well at what he loves.

Monday, October 24, 2016

2nd Competition: Wildcat Classic

Ethan and Cameron were in a local marching band competition Saturday evening.  The band came in 3rd place in their division against some strong bands!  Proud of these boys!

Fall Festival at SCE

Ashton, Derrik and I went to the fall festival at the elementary school (our last one!) on Saturday.  Ashton went as a mime.  It was all his idea and his costume arrived just in time.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ethan Adventures

Ethan is officially driving!  He passed both the written and behind the wheel tests.  I've been doing a lot of shuttling to the high school since both he and Cameron are involved in music activities both after school and in the evenings.  He did his first solo voyage last Thursday for his choir sectional.  So exciting!
He also had a 6th grade reunion at our school.  Only part of the kids could come but it was fun for him to reconnect with some of his elementary classmates.

Back to Work, Band Assembly

Paper keyboards for practice

I am officially back at work!  I've been teaching morning choir since August, but this week I started teaching general music Prek-6th grade.  This week we also had band visitors from the junior high across the street.  We are introducing beginning band at the elementary school and showed the 5-6th grade students a few of the instruments we are offering.  It was a busy week, for sure!
Beginning band assembly
I wonder what instrument Ashton might chose?

Sunday, October 09, 2016

First Marching Competition: Royal Classic

Ethan and Cameron competed in their first competition in Simi Valley on Saturday.  I traveled with the band as first aid.  They had a great showing and came in first in their division!

The celebration talk after the awards

First place award!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Hurricane Harbor visit

We spend the first weekend of fall break enjoying the last day of operation for the water park.  We had a great day!

New school spirit wear

Showing off my new school spirit shirt!  I head back next week for another year of music at Santa Clarita.  We're trying to get a beginning band program rolling so my plate is full!

Band Rumblings

Ethan, Cameron and the band are preparing for competition season starting next weekend.  So exciting!  First, the renovation of the field at school has been finished so they can practice with lines and second, Ethan and the drumline have new drums!  Ethan has been spending some of his free time up at school getting the drums tuned and prepped for their use.  Get ready for a lot of marching band posts!