Saturday, September 25, 2010

Honoring Band Seniors and Families

Thursday night, Sept 23, was when the Band Seniors were honored before that night's football game. What a nice, big, talented group of students!

Here are the seniors and their families as they were grouping themselves before walking onto the sidelines of the field. If you click to "biggify" this photo, you can see Ken in the red shirt at the very left of the photo. Anne is visible a bit more to the right (blonde, sunglasses), then Parker's head and shoulders (yellow shirt), and Austen's shoulders! Kira was there, but she's not tall enough to be visible!!

Here they are on the field: Parker, Ken, Austen in band uniform, Anne, and Kira. I'll add a video of all this if I can figure out how to get it off the camera and onto my computer!

Some pre-game shots of the Panther cheerleaders and others preparing for the football team to run out onto the field.

The band is preparing for their "stand music" which will include the National Anthem. It's a very large high school band -- well over 200 students.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th at KOHS

As they did last year (<~~click here to see last year's photos), many students at Austen and Parker's high school set up this display in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. There are 2,976 flags on the huge corner of the campus. It's a stunning display.

The school's Young Conservatives Club and some of the band members put these flags out Thursday night. This afternoon, we could see the band members and color guard preparing to leave for their performances at tonight's football game.

ADDITION: Here are 3 news videos about the KOHS display of flags:

The last one was taken from a helicopter, I think. (Doesn't sound like an airplane.) There's no narrative. You have to get to the point at which there are about 2:50 minutes remaining before it zeroes in on the kids' 9/11 memorial. The first part shows the entire school and its surroundings.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Growing up!

Today Kira and Abbi got their ears pierced! They are now both 10 years old, and they've hoped for this for a while. Such beautiful little ladies!

Ken helped Kira pick out her earrings - rubies for her July birthday.

Kira's are all done! What a happy girl!!

See them close up? Very nice!

Then it was Abbi's turn - so beautiful!

Two girls who are very pleased with themselves!