Just can't help it.... marching band is so awesome to me.
This video that my brother Marc made gives me chills and tears and makes me want to go find some high school color guard to coach, just so I can be in that world again for a bit.
Anyhow, I signed up for Alumni Band today.... which means I will get to be in that world for a weekend soon. Dave plans to participate and play his snare, though he is conditioning himself carefully, due to his drumming-related injuries.
This year should be pretty awesome....it's a big anniversary year for the Purdue All-American Marching Band. Maybe band alum Neil Armstrong will be there! My in-laws are coming with us, and my parents will meet us there. So, there will be plenty of grandparent coverage for the kids. I can't wait for my boys to be exposed to such hugeness.... that's something I remember vividly when I was a freshman in the band. It was huge! It was a privilege to be a cog in such an awesome machine.