Saturday, September 22, 2007
We had our first band competition of the year today. We actually hosted one last week but when you host, you play for exhibition only not for competition. So this was our first competing competition of the year. My daughter was in band for all 4 years of high school so we have been involved with the band program since 2001. We have never won the Grand Champion Trophy. Until TODAY!!!
For those of you who are not band geeks like my family, allow me to explain how it works. Bands are divided into divisions by size. Smaller bands compete with smaller bands, medium sized compete with medium and the larger bands compete with each other. Trophies are given in different categories like marching, music, band fronts, drum majors, percussion, etc. Each division has trophies given in each category....first place, second place and so on. Then the Grand Champion Trophy is given to the best band overall out of all the divisions. The best in the entire competition.
HCHS took first place in every category in their division and THEN took the Grand Champion trophy as the best band in the competition!! We are so excited! I don't know when we last won Grand Champion but I do know that it hasn't been since I've been a band parent, so at least 6 years and never while one of my kids was in the band. I'm so proud!!
This is our last year as band parents. It's Michael's senior year and Anthony isn't at all interested in band so this couldn't come at a better time!
Wooohooooo!!! Go Comets!!! The best band in all the land!!!!
See ya next time! :o)
Posted by Chaffy at 11:09 PM