I wish everyone had had the opportunity to hear them play their show through in the auditorium this morning also. Directed with intense emotion by Drum Major Chris Smith, they played in the round (Tag Day style) and played so well that they about blew the new roof off of the auditorium. They were truly "on" !!! As the Directors told them, there is no doubt, they would have made the BOA finals.
We would like to thank all the Chaperones, and Pit and Prop Crew parents that came out in the rain and planned to see the day through no matter what. Your dedication and flexibility is truly appreciated.
A few people deserve some extra kudos--Kathy Bentley for meeting the SAT students at 7a.m and gathering all of their belongings and instruments and taking them home and getting them back for the buses; Carol Lavery and Dave Simenauer for spending Friday night at Harris Teeter in the produce department filling the ice chests ( was it 10 of them??), Joanne Skinner for picking up and delivering all of the subs; Jackie Leventhal and Kathy Cookson for accepting their "To Do" lists and planning on taking care of getting the parents, Mr. B and the SAT students up to the show, albeit later; Kenton Waddell for spending the week with his crew trying to figure out how to put a "bib" on the tractor; and Karen Menatti for providing breakfast for the chaperones (surely a first)
We hope to see many of you at the next competition at Raven Stadium on October 29. The kids love to see that sea of red cheering for them in the stands (so do the chaperones and the crew).
Although the day was ruined by the rain, the spirits of the kids were high and in the end, we were all winners.They make our job easier. Please let your kids know how great we really think they are! They are "The Pride of Herndon!"
Sherry Yuras and Beth Czerwinski
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