Sunday, September 30, 2007

Movin and Marchin on the Mississippi

Clinton Middle School band competed in the Movin and Marchin on the Mississippi competition on Saturday. Since they are a middle school band they can only compete in parades. The high school bands compete in both field and parade competition. Last year Clinton combined the two middle school bands to create one band. They are awesome. In my opinion they actually looked and sounded better than some of the high school bands. Of course, Clinton has awesome Middle School band directors. The cool thing about this competition for Sarah was that she was able to see a couple of her good friends that had moved away during the summer. Ronald is now at Bellevue, but he wasn't marching due to an injury. Sheryl is now at East Central. Sarah loved seeing her friends. The day ended with the announcement that the Clinton Middle School received 1st place. They have taken 1st for the past two years. Sarah's class is leaving the younger kids some big footsteps to follow in. That is okay though since the

high school has a long tradition of excellence with the marching band. Sarah still has 3 more parades this month before her middle school career is over. They will march in the homecoming parade October 4th, The celebration of Music October 21st and the Mardi Gras parade October 29th. It seems like just yesterday that she was in elementary school and now she is in her last year of middle school. 4 years of high school and it will be time to send her off into the real world.

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