Kelley spent a week working his tail off at Band Camp. Capital High School's
band camp was held at Concord University
this year, in a charming little town called Athens about 25 miles south of Beckley. It is a small school with a very pretty campus.
He had a great time, made lots of new friends, and Mr. Scott, the Band Director, really did a great job getting these kids whipped into shape FAST. I cannot tell you how impressed I was- in 6 days Kelley is out there marching forwards, backwards, sideways, all while playing a mellophone! This year they are playing music from Cirque de Soleil- the music is complex yet lighthearted at the same time. Their first performance is coming up very soon (in two weeks!) at Laidley Field
against George Washington High School. Here is the link for the Capital High School Marching Band
- the Pride of Capital High!
Remember you can click on any picture to see the full size version, which is huge.
Well, summer is almost over, it's time to start thinking about going back to school and this year all of the kids will be in school full time! Wow- hard to believe we have reached that milestone. Ashlyn will be in Kindergarten, Noel will be a big 5th grader (oldest grade at his school) and Kelley is a Freshman in 9th grade. I wouldn't believe it myself, except for these little aches and pains that are starting to creep into my own body that remind me that I am getting older, too. So is life!
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