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3-peat High School Band Champions!

Old 11-13-2018, 04:45 PM
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Some of you know I volunteer for our local HS marching band here in Dartmouth MA. Well, my daughter is a senior this year and we just got back from the US Bands National Championship competition at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. Well, the kids performed awesomely and pulled off a win in their Div 5 Open category - their 3rd win in a row! They also managed to score the highest of all competitors for the event capping a great season and HS music career for my daughter. I'll miss it!
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That's quite an accomplishment.
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my girl, Kate

It's great to see the kid's hard work pay off. A great lesson in life for them in my opinion.
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Congrats!
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:37 PM
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Fantastic!! Congrats on a great adventure with your daughter.

Priceless.
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Awesome, but just because your daughters moving on doesn't mean you have to. I've volunteered for multiple things having no connection at all for decades. If you love doing it, keep on keeping on brother!!!!
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love it! congrats. I miss my kids school sports

Honestly don't believe I have ever seen trophies that tall !!!

Guy who makes it must need a step ladder!
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Way to go! Again. That's a great accomplishment for them and certainly a lot of dedication for all involved. Probably going to need to find a good local architect to design a trophy case for those.
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Pretty cool.
Do you have any video of the performance?
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Congratulations!! proud parent of a "band Kid" and would not trade it for anything. lots of hard work and dedication goes into the practice and performance.
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Is this a percussion only band? Seems tiny. My High School Band Marched around 200+ with drill team. The number of kids you are showing might cover the trumpet section that we had. I'm not discounting their achievements, just very curious because the size of the group is so small. In College we marched 350+ and that was a treat to be a part of.
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Pretty cool.
Do you have any video of the performance?
There are few on You tube here is one of them:

My daughter is in the front row marimbas, blond second from the left side, shes playing the conga drum in the you tube screen capture shot above. My favorite part of the program starts around 6:40.
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Originally Posted by niteatnicks View Post
Is this a percussion only band? Seems tiny. My High School Band Marched around 200+ with drill team. The number of kids you are showing might cover the trumpet section that we had. I'm not discounting their achievements, just very curious because the size of the group is so small. In College we marched 350+ and that was a treat to be a part of.
The original pics are of the seniors only-they always like to get a picture of seniors with the trophy then the whole group. The Dartmouth band is in the Div 5 Open class, and is made up of about 125-130 kids split among the pit, high and low brass, woodwinds, and drill team/color guard. Only Div 6 is larger, Divs 1-4 being smaller. SO the school is pretty big in terms of HS bands. There are few Div 6 schools in the NE at least the cost of the program being prohibitive for many schools. As part of the parent booster group we must raise over $100k every year to keep them competing at the levels they do a feat that many schools just can't do. The kids this year were especially proud that they scored the highest of all divisons this year including the bigger schools. It says a lot to outscore the big schools in a venue as big as MetLife Stadium which tends to favor the 'bigger' sounds of the large groups. The picure below is from last year's championship
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Congrats to her and good on yer for volunteering with the band!
my son was the drum major for his HS band, went on from there to the FSU Marching Chiefs and now is returning to lead his HS band in his first gig with his Bachelor in music education. I hope your girl will stay in music, it's a full rewarding life.
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Congrats to her and good on yer for volunteering with the band!
my son was the drum major for his HS band, went on from there to the FSU Marching Chiefs and now is returning to lead his HS band in his first gig with his Bachelor in music education. I hope your girl will stay in music, it's a full rewarding life.
Glad to hear your son has found his way back to music. It's amazing how many kids do exactly as your son has done and I can see why. Every one of our instructors and techs has done what your son has done and have made full, rewarding careers out if it. For me it has been tremendously rewarding to see these young people learn, grow and co-operate to make for a successful team. The camaraderie of all the groups involved still amazes me and is one of the reasons I've stuck with volunteering for so long. Not sure what my daughter will do seems chemical engineering is in her future but we'll see. Best of luck to your son
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Not sure what my daughter will do seems chemical engineering is in her future but we'll see.

Congrats to your whole family, mojo.

UMass Amherst & UDel both have great ChemE programs and great marching bands. I can't help her with the ChemE but I can put her in touch with the marching band directors at both schools.

I probably mentioned on here previously that I marched all 4 years at UMass under George Parks and was a drill instructor at Parks' summer DMA in Amherst for 2 summers in '86 & '87.

I am still friends with my best friend from college who I met on the first day of band camp our freshman year, over 34 years ago. We were just out at UMass 2 weeks ago for Homecoming. The band is half again larger than when we marched in the 1980s: over 400 people.
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