Today’s Photo Friday theme is music. I don’t really have many pictures of music, so I decided to share a blast from the past:
As you may or may not know, I am a life-long band geek. Despite that, I skipped my high school’s annual fine arts awards banquet every year. I didn’t letter my freshman year, and I never really saw the point of going, anyway, when I could just collect everything the next day in band.
But my senior year, my teacher suggested I attend. My graduation reception was the same day, but later in the afternoon, and I had planned to go to my best friend’s reception before mine (hers was scheduled for the same time as the awards banquet). I asked if I had to go, and he said I should, so I did.
I showed up and sat through the choir and drama and speech awards, bored stiff because I didn’t participate in any of those. They finally got to the band awards and when they announced the qualifications for the John Philip Sousa Band Award, I picked two of my classmates as the likely contenders.
Imagine my surprise when I won the award.
Of all the awards I won in high school, this is the one I’m proudest of. I worked hard in band, and I loved every minute of it. Except for marching band – I didn’t learn to appreciate what I had when it came to that until I no longer had it. I would love to see one of my kids win this award one day, but that’s up to them. I want them to love it as much as I did.
What are some of your favorite musical memories? Don’t forget to stop by Charnele’s blog and check out her post!
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