Sunday, September 28, 2008

March On, Lehi!


Yesterday, Reed, Parker, and I drove to Logan to watch Colby and the Lehi High School Band compete at the Bridgerland Marching Band Competition. For those of you not familiar with Utah, it's almost a two-and-a-half hour drive. Although Colby said that he didn't mind if we didn't come, I remember how many concerts my parents drove to for me, and we loaded into the Suburban! (Ed was stuck at a Stockholder's Meeting at work. Boo hiss!)

We enjoyed the competition and cooling off with shaved ice. We watched about nine bands and we cheered for everyone, but we went crazy for the Lehi High School Band! Last year there were only 17 students in the marching band, and this year they are up to 101! When they announced that information the whole crowd gasped and then cheered even louder! It was SO exciting to see how far these band students have come since the first day they learned to march! There were a couple of bands in our division who were clearly better, but I was hoping that the kids would at least get third place. . .

We left early because Parker wasn't feeling well, but Colby sent me a text to let me know that they had won 3rd place! What an accomplishment for this band of newbies! Congratulations to Brek Mangelson and all his support staff! Thank you to all the band parents who donate their time to help! What a wonderful Saturday.

4 comments:

Jenny S said...

Congats Colby!! Jason, Kyle and I are pround. Jason was in marching band for many years and did MANY competitions! "and this one time at band camp" is actually a phase he says a lot. ;>)

Britanee and Brian Walker said...

17 people to 101?! That's crazy and so great! It was fun seeing you tonight-I'll get pictures up asap (hopefully tomorrow night) and that way, you can have the picture of you guys!

scrapperjen said...

Congrats to them - that is SO exciting! 17 to 101?! GASP!!! THAT is amazing!

Heidi D. said...

Congrats! I was in the Davis High marching band, so I remember those band competitions well. :) Third place is WONDERFUL! Well done!