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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bittersweet day!

Happy Sunday~~!
Yesterday was a bitter sweet day for our families of Fort Mill High School band.
They  had long awaited for THIS day. 

Although, every competition this year has been undefeated, they have come in first place,and also
made history at the bands of America in Akron Ohio.
Yesterday, Fort Mill placed second in the State, out of 17 other bands in South Carolina.

The band that came in first, are their friendly rivals.
Nation Ford High School, which is also in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Obviously, a very large talent pool of kids here in one place.
Congratulations Nation Ford! 
Job well done indeed.

Alex and Jordan still smiling, and very proud of their accomplishments.
Of course, they have all worked so hard, and really wanted to be Number one, it is certainly a bitter sweet lesson to be learned in life.  They are clear winners in our eyes.
I wanted to share this video from the Band of America's show in Akron, Ohio.
This is where they made history that will last a life time here.
I think you will be blown away at the fact these kids are just in High School.
The show was Vertigo, based on the Alfred Hitchcock movie.
So yes, at times you see confusion, and spinning, that is part of the show.
check it out!
See you later for the Magazine copy cat challenge.

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Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Congrats to your son and his fellow band members it's still quite an accomplishment! Great job guys!! Woot Woot!

October 30, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That is an amazing feat! They should be super proud! Looks like a fabulous day! Proud Mama!!

October 30, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

Love marching band competitions! both our son and daughter were in marching band...and i really has helped them with all kinds of life skills. they are in their mid 30s now and each have 4 girls! we look back at the old videos of those wonderful days...and still feel the thrill of the music played by awesome young people.

October 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, to have accomplished so much this far, the kids truly are winners, still! They should be proud!! And I know Mom is proud, too!

October 30, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I know a lot of work goes into these shows and it really showed. I enjoyed watching the video. They really are amazing to watch and hear. I know they're disappointed about not coming in first (and being beaten by their rival) but they should be proud of all they've accomplished throughout the season.

October 30, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Congratulations to all the band members and to you son. Great Sound.
I love hearing and watching marching bands.

October 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

You must be so proud! To come second is still a wonderful achievement, what a talent!

October 30, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Decor To Adore said...

Wow! This band is indeed amazing! Coming in second is still a really big deal.

October 30, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, thats amazing, so much work to prepare for this,, true team spirit,,sorry for the disappointment but they all look like winners to me,

October 30, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations to them all! Good reason to be proud.

October 30, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats to all of them. I am sure they gave it their all.

October 30, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I am definitely blown away, Debbie. They did an incredible job and that is a ton of talent! They should be really, really proud of how well they did. How many hours do they practice each week to get to that level of skill?

October 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger An Oasis in the Desert said...

Congratulations to your son and his fellow band members. It was a wonderful experience & job well done.
:) CAS

October 30, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Wow, they are great. He's your youngest right? She is gorgeous. They make a cute couple.

October 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

I watched the video and those are some super talented kids. I don't think they could have picked a much harder piece to play though-AND to put motion to it! I loved the part midway through when it slowed down and they did the long snake-like formation to regroup. GREAT JOB-I can see why they are winners! xo Diana

October 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a fun and spectacular event. How marvelous for all of them and they certainly have every right to be so proud of themselves. The video was amazing. Such talent and such great young people. Hugs, Marty

October 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats to them! Amazing show and such great competition!

October 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger bj said...

Congratulations to your boy and his band friends...a job well done.

One of my grands is in the marching band and went to competition yesterday...they didn't make it to finals but they looked wonderful, I am told. Didn't get to go but picked her up from the bus at 1 am this morning...she and the others were so disappointed..they really wanted it.

October 30, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thanks all, Alex will enjoy reading your comments. It has been a spectacular experience for all us and we can't wait to do it all again next year. Bj, I am so glad those late nights are over...they were tough!

October 30, 2011 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

They are so amazing! One of my daughters used to be in marching band when she was in high school and I know how much work and effort these kids put into their routines not to mention they have to play their instruments while doing it. Bravo!


October 30, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Congratulation to your son and his band - an amzaing accommplishment! Akron Ohio is just "up the road" from me. My son was a drummer active in high school and college and in a drum corp as well. He's still a good drummer, so this something you and your son will remember forever. Happy Days!! Peggy

October 30, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful achievement! I know y'all are proud!

October 30, 2011 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

Congratulations to all! Great job!

October 30, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

A BIG CONGRATS to Alex and all his fellow band members!! You must be so proud Debbie! That video was awesome!! Martina

October 30, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
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October 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

Awesome Video and Congrats to Alex and Fort Mill. Love Auntie!

October 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I agree, they look very happy. They trained hard and did their best and managed a major accomplishment they'll never forget.
Congrats to them all.
see ya in a bit.. :)

October 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--that is the most amazing video--they should be so proud! I had no idea how intricate all of that could be--please tell your son and his girlfriend congratulations--You must be so proud!
What did you take the movies with? A camcorder or your cell? The picture quality is excellent!!!


October 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie, I bet your community is thrilled that both bands did exceptional. Enjoyed the video. The young ladies with the band front were amazing too. Does you son want to play in the band at the university level? My son has a friend that made the band at West Virginia and he said it is amazing to play in the big stadiums with everyone cheering. You can't even hear the instrument beside you.:-) In fact he is there on a militry scholorship he is going to be playing in the band for the army. Not a bad gig huh? :-)

October 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
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October 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

WOW!!! that is quite Amazing to Place 2nd with what looked to be some pretty Stiff competition...I LOVE the fact that Band still evens exist...that in itself is Pretty Amazing!!! I mentioned your Magazine Copy Cat thingy in my post today...Be sure to stop by and check it out...

A BIG Congratulations to ALL who participated...

October 30, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Chandra Chinnis said...

Congratulations to your son and the rest of his band. Was this the competition that was in Columbia yesterday? I was passing by the high school and had to ask what was going on since it was soooooooo many people there.

October 30, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations to Alex and his fellow band members! I think they did an awesome job and I know everyone's so very proud of them.


October 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations to your son and his band. I remember well watching my son play high school basketball, we look back and think of it as the best of times!!


October 30, 2011 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, I really enjoyed the video. These kids are so talented and I know you guys are very proud of all of them. Fabulous performance!

October 30, 2011 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

That's amazing that both the first and second place bands are from the same time. That is a lot of talent and dedication for high school kids. I love bands!

October 30, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I know they were probably disappointed but honestly, 2nd place is not too shabby! They deserve a huge congratulations and a pat on the back for all that they accomplished.

October 30, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

They sound fantastic! What a great accomplishment. Thanks so much for sharing it. We are almost done with our son's final year. It will be sad to see it end.

October 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Second place is still a winner! Looks like they have a great time performing.

October 31, 2011 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Kim Rosema said...

Congratulations to them! I was in marching band in high school and we were almost always the top band at competitions so I know how they feel to come in second when you're used to first. I watched their performance and it was wonderful! They should be very proud of all the hard work they put into it and for the superior performance!

October 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Piper said...

Awesome!!! I understand the "bittersweet" My son just finished his 1st marching band season, one of the many firsts and lasts of High School. My daughter graduated last year and its sad that the days of watching her march are over. Life is all about changes.... and this Mom thinks that the changes happen way too fast! Congrats!!!

November 4, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

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