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Diaries of a Band Mom

So I am a dedicated band mom. I have spent the last 2 days with the Milford Winter Drumline in Dayton for WGI Regionals. I love these kids, almost all of them if they were my own, but after 2 days of more than 12 hours each, I’m pretty sure my nerves are shot. 

These kids are so awesome. They put in so much hard work 3 to 5 days a week plus competitions. The improvements I see week,to week or even day to day are just incredible. The passion tjese kids have for music is a wonderful thing to see. But after almost 24 hours of herding kids, and pulling speakers, and loading trucks, and making sure these kids are safe, I’m fried.

Part off being a chaperone is helping the kids get on amd off the performance area. And that in itself,is nerve racking because there is a time limit, amf not all the parents know what they are doing, etc. So thats fun..lol. But one of my favorite things in the world is listening to them warm up and perform their show.

My least favorite part is about 30 minutes after the show when everyone is all wound up. And I get it, especially having a kid with ADHD. They put all this effort and seriousness into their show, they have to release that tension and excitement some how. And trying,to get 33 kids fed at a restaraunts is a mess at best. But our kids are so good and patient, usually. I am super proud of the way they were this weekend.

The labor of their hard work paid off. They came in 3rd out of 5 teams and raised their overall score 2 points. Today was one of the best shows I have seen from them yet. So even though I am exhausted and cranky from having to be up at 4 this morning, I am grateful that me and Tyler are a part of this awesome group.

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