Bands of America

10-6-07-vandy-2007-disk-2-043.jpg We are of this weekend to the Bands of America Super Regional in Atlanta GA.  We will compete against the best of the best in the Southeastern United States.  It’s a thrill to be a part of something this big.

We will leave Russellville, Alabama after performing at halftime (somewhere around 9:00PM Central Time).  We are due to arrive in Atlanta, GA about 2:00AM Saturday to our hotel.  We will get about 5 hours of sleep and then it’s off to the Georgia Dome about 7:30.  We are set to perform at 10:45AM. 

Our band has done quite well at BOA in the past.  We have been Class A (which is the smallest division) Champions 4 of the five years we’ve attended this event.  We hope to do at least that well this year and maybe even enter the top 10 overall. 

A special note about this year has to do with Danielle.  Most of you know that she’s a senior this year.  That means that she will perform her last BOA ever this Saturday.  She is excited, nervous, happy, and sad all at the same time.  Please pray for her that she enjoys her last one ever and that she has no seizure activity this weekend.  It’s a gruelling schedule for her.

After BOA on Saturday night we are travelling to Ringgold, GA to spend Sunday with my brother’s family there.  Please keep us in your prayers.

The picture above is of the only three seniors in our drumline (left to right) our Danielle, Battery section leader Michael Ward, and Front Ensemble section leader Natalie Berryhill.  That’s our crazy son Brandon trying to jump into the picture behind the seniors.  This picture was taken two weeks ago when we won the best in class drumline award.  We also won the Challenge Cup, which is the biggest award of the day.  All of these awards were at the Vanderbilt Marching Invitational at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. 

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