Sep 052015

Nathan is marching for East Limestone this fall!


“I didn’t see you because I was holding Attention, Dad.”

As I’ve mentioned a time or two, I was a band kid myself, and had some of the best times of my childhood as such. Notably, he’s getting to march as an eighth-grader. I think I remember that Mr. Barker required ninth grade and up. Also, Nathan wasn’t hazed at all as a rookie. I was “initiated.” I understand why these practices have mostly perished, just as I lament the loss of them when judiciously and affectionately applied (as mine were).

Nathan’s already getting that “this is our thing” camaraderie that comes with belonging to a disciplined and talented band. That’s cool—and a tad wistful—to see.


Proud of you, man. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

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  5 Responses to “I have a band kid”

  1. Band kids are the best! Congratulations to Nathan and you! I still miss Scott being in Sparkman’s band and all the craziness that comes with marching season.

  2. I hope to see him march and perform someday. I (and my sister) love marching bands. She runs toward their sounds, actually, like a moth to a flame. I’ve witnessed it several times.

  3. Some of my best memories in school. I was a rifle twirler.

  4. Mr. Barker was awesome. I loved my band years.

  5. Thank you all for your wonderful sentiments and memories! Band was pretty doggone important to me, too.

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