Last night Tony and I, the proud parents of a senior Marching Eagles Band trumpet player took to the football field arms intertwined with our beautiful daughter after the half time show.
With a lump in my throat I stood as they announced our daughter's name and our names saying she has been a Marching Eagle for 4 years at Franklin County High School. We faced the stands as everyone cheered. I was okay until he said:
"This is the last time they will take to the field and play the half time show."
This half time show was quite spectacular; the new Marching Band Director Mr Shipp (of the last two years) has given our daughter fun, enthusiasm, confidence and skill. She has grown leaps and bounds from the hard work and dedication she gave to be in marching band. The very end of the very dramatic half time show had them all fall down with hats in hand spelling out a word that was part of the theme. Well done!
You may notice the photo at the bottom of the collage has the sousaphone (looks like a tuba) showing my reflection as I took the photo of the fight song after an Eagle touchdown, and oddly enough at first glance it appears to be an American Flag, how about that.
Signed, the proud Momma of a Marching Eagle, also known as The Claiborne House B&B Innkeeper. They have one more competition today and still have the Christmas parade through town. I wonder how this mother will feel when the eagle leaves the nest...