My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

March 25, 2014

Proud Band Mom SOLC #25

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Tonight I'm a very proud band mom.  Today I watched 150ish kids from our high school band march at the Magic Kingdom.  They held their instruments and heads high as they kicked off the afternoon parade.  People around me were excited for the kids, but not nearly as much as I was.

I know I'm only mom to one of the sousaphone players (we jokingly call Lindsey "Susie" as she is the only Sousa-girl).  Since I've helped outfit so many of the kids in their band wear and gotten to know these great kids, they all have a place in my heart.

Many parents didn't come to Disney to see their kids play for many reasons.  I'm lucky that I had the time, opportunity and accommodations (thanks, Mom and Dad for your RV hospitality!) to come.  Today I cheered loudly for all the  kids, whether they had family here or not.  We are a band family, and I will miss all the fun next year.

Today I am a proud mom!



  1. Chris, so glad you could be there to cheer them on. How exciting for your daughter and the other band members to be the leader of the parade. I could feel how proud you are of all of them!

  2. That proud mom feeling is such a great one. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Woo-hoo! What fun! Glad you were able to be there for "Susie" and all the other kids!

  4. I'm so glad that you were able to root on your daughter as well the other band students! It sounds like you all had an amazing time. I'm so envious right now.