Sunday, October 22, 2006

COLORADO STATE MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

The call came in last night after I had already gone to bed, but I was awake, and when nobody came up to give me the news, I grabbed my cellphone in the dark and sent a text message to the phone Art and Becca had.  Becca texted back immediately.

Mesa Ridge High School Marching Band and Color Guard placed 7th in the state!  I don't know who was more excited, the Oompas or me!

Art made some goofy challenge to the other band members... if they made it to the State Finals he would cut his hair.  Fortunately he didn't specify a length so he will only trim about 6 inches off.   He doesn't mind though because Wow!  7th Place!  The school has never made it past the quarter finals in their 9 year history.  The kids all worked so hard for this competition, but a stark reality is that if Art hadn't gone to school sick on the day before the quarter finals, he would not have been eligible to participate in the competition, thus disqualifying the school from the entire championship.  Thats a heavy load to place on a kid, but he toughed it out and the school was able to show the rest of the state just what they are made of.

Yay Mesa Ridge Grrrrrrrizzzzzlies!

16 comments:

plittle said...

Most excellent!
-Paul

justplainbill said...

WTG Dorn's kids. Hope Mom makes a special feast for the both of you. bill

princesssaurora said...

Yay!!!  Good for the kids!  They earned it!!!  If Art cuts off 10" Locks of Love will use it for kids who have cancer and need wigs...

be well,
Dawn

jckfrstross said...

Way to go Grrrrrrrrrizzzzzzzlies!!!!!!!!! 7th place wow :) Congrats to the whole team and Art and Becca :)

Deb

beckerb6 said...

yeah grizzlies. Congrads oompas.
Barbara

ambassadorsinte said...

From Grandpa and Grandma in Hawaii.................Good Job.  Done your school proud you did!

mutualaide said...

Congrats Oompas!

lazarai said...

Awesome job -- how exciting for both of them and the whole band!!

:) Carol

glensfork4 said...

GREAT JOB-Art & Becca-you should be very proud!!
michele
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deshelestraci said...

Good for them!  What a treat and an honor!
Traci

swmpgrly said...

yeahhhhhhhhh

mumma4evr said...

wow!!!!  I am impressed!!!  congrats!!!
Becky

deslily said...

how cool is that!!!!  congrats Art and Becca!!.. good job!

motoxmom72 said...

Wow Congrats to Art, Becca and the Mesa Grizzlies!  That's an awesome feat!
Hugs,
Gina
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bgilmore725 said...

Sounds like I need to say it again.... CONGRATULATIONS on the MRHS marching band and color guard winning!!! YEAY!

Bea

redbird914 said...

Rah Becca!  Rah Art ! ! !  Congrats to you and the rest of the Mesa Ridge Grrrrrrrizzzzzlies. Love to you both, Aunty