|The trombones lead in through the crowd. One band member has his face covered up by the back end of his instrument. No matter. There will be plenty of opportunities to get pictures of that kid's face later.|
|Like now. Oh, wait. Stupid lyre.|
|How about now? Dang.|
|Now? Ugh. This is beginning to be annoying.|
|I spy eyes!|
|Finally that kid got the trombone away from his face.|
I teased Matt (very gently) because when I asked him if he had an appropriate shirt to wear for marching, he said, "Yeah, I'm going to wear my middle school band shirt." I laughed because if I were him, I would have been afraid to wear it for the potential teasing it would bring. Wearing a MIDDLE SCHOOL shirt at a HIGH SCHOOL function? I thought that was just asking to be beat up (except...marching band kids are not known for beating people up, are they? Morgan? Katie?). Fortunately, he's not the only freshman in the group, and as you can see be the shirt, the middle school name is very small, while the words "Prior Lake Bands" are very big. Plus the girl next to him is wearing one. So I need not have teased.
Also, this is my baby IN HIGH SCHOOL. Doing high school things. I did not authorize his growing up so fast!