Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, November 14, 2008

ALWAYS THE PRIDE







These are my first born grandsons. Now they are in high school and both successfully were accepted as members of The Pride Of Broken Arrow band. Right now these boys are with their band in Indianapolis competing in National. For family members that might wonder, yes the boys are standing on THE ROCK:)

My son (their proud father) writes:

As most of you know the boys are in the Pride of Broken Arrow Marching Band. They love being in the band and have become important members of the organization. The band has won by a landslide all of the competitions that they have competed in, most recently the 6A Oklahoma Band Masters State Marching Band Competition. This means that in the 6A category they are the top band in the state. The show this year is simply amazing. Two years ago the band won the national championship in Indianapolis. Everyone I have talked to says that the show this year is even better than the show that won the national title. I am very proud of my two sons and all of their friends who make up this outstanding group.

For those of you who would like to see the band online you can find video of past performances on YouTube.com by entering Pride of Broken Arrow in the search field.

Did I mention that I am in The Pride also? The Pride of Grandparents:) The boys are also family pride receiving family support from aunts and uncles and cousins for their trip to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasedena!!!! Be ready to watch for them then.

14 comments:

  1. How wonderful. When I get home from work I am going to check them out on Youtube. I know all about Pride....I have a couple of boys that I am very proud of. I know your grandsons will kick butt in that competition.

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  2. What a special blessing!! and the Rose Bowl on top...........

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  3. That is really pretty amazing.
    Ralph

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  4. That's great! You deserve to be proud.

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  5. Annie,

    I can't wait to go to You Tube and see THE PRIDE OF BROKEN ARROW band.

    Also, one of the highlights of my year is watching the Pasadena Parade on New Years Day. I will look for the band and your Grandsons then...Good Luck to them...

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  6. I knew nothing of The Pride! I'm excited for you all and I'm off to YouTube!
    I love the colors in your latest featured markering:)

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  7. I bet you are such a proud Granny! I will have to go to You tube and check it out!

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  8. Such excitement! Isn't it great being a Granny? Congratulatios!

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  9. UPDATE: The boys called last night. Their band made the semi-finals at the Grand Nationals. Today they will compete against only the few bands that made the cut. Fingers are crossed.

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  10. The band made Sixth Place. Their wish, of course, was for a First and their second wish was to just make it into the top five. Out of all the fantastic bands, Sixth is still an honor and they have to think about all the many bands below them in the final list, plus the many bands that did not even make the finals. See how I'm practicing what to say to them when they get home. There are still going to be 270 disappointed, hardworking kids on the bus home. The ones that watched the competition said it was going to be difficult because all these bands are major players.
    This band won a First two years ago and they still get to go to Pasedena for the Rose Bowl parade so lots of good. Now, not to lend any sour grapes, but the contest was in Indianna and three of the top five bands were from Indianna including the First place winner. No, I won't say that to the kids but I might have to take it up with Nora.

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  11. I'm sorry I didn't read this sooner- and I have no answer for the Indiana wins....I hope they had fun in Indianapolis.

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  12. Your grandsons deserve to feel proud and very happy about their accomplishments.
    They totally rock!!

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  13. Wonderful!
    Best regards to them.:)

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