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bluesmk

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Hope I posted this in the proper forum. Those of you that don't know my brand is named for my son Gabriel.

This year he's a freshman at Bethlehem area Liberty High School and a member of the Liberty High School Grenadier Marching band as one of 20 trombone players. The band has been invited to the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade this year. With less than a month to go the excitment and pride is high. Just wanted to share, UK members may get a charge out of the video. Enjoy!

Proud Dad,

Dan

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video:

http://youtu.be/DfDJeF701IM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfDJeF701IM

 

bluesmk

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Thanks Hobie,

The clip is taken from our yearly meeting with rival Freedom High. In an effort to get the kids into a more friendly type of competition they invited the local middle schools to participate, something I hope they comtiue to do. The pre-game show involed almost 1000 kids from all the bands:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlm3rFzDA3U

Dan

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tbradsim1

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What a manly looking Son, you should be proud, most kids don't stick with anything these days. Put out your chest you have reason to be proud.

 

cortezattic

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I love marching bands and drum and bugle corps. Fine American tradition!

I'm glad to read that your son has chosen music as one of his extracurricular activities. Good for the mind and spirit.

 

bluesmk

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Thanks gents,

He's been involved with music since first grade when he started with piano. Picked up on the trombone in third grade, and he aspires to take it through his higher education looking to make a career of it.

Dan

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pipeherman

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Never have I seen something so proudly British be altered to become something so tragically American - and I loved every moment of it. Never would such a half time spectacle be aloud in Britain or the rest of Europe, far too cynical and grumpy for such forms of happiness. I personally get angry when friends try to compliment me, the trivial so and so's!
Congrats! You certainly have a reason to be proud! :puffy:

 

bluesmk

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Pipeherman, Thanks, don't know how it all went down years ago, but the band was supposedly given permission to wear the Cold Stream uniforms. Many of the bear hats and I know the belts are hand me downs of your band members when they upgade.

Dan

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oldredbeard

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That's a fine looking young man, and there's no better of bigger reason to be proud. I'm proud for you.

 

pruss

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Congrats to you, and your boy, Dan! Thanks for sharing this with us. We'll keep you eyes peeled for him during the televised version of the parade.
Cheers,
-- Pat

 

werdna

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Good looking guy, and uniform. Enjoy watching him grow. All three of my kids were in band, two of them in marching band. I know how proud you are.

 

sfsteves

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That's terrific, bluesmk ... I can identify, having four sons, all now adults, who've each accomplished things that have made the old man proud. My greatest achievement is the way they've turned out and the manner in which they are living their lives. The best thing I could wish for you is that your experience will continue to be like mine.

 
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