Thursday, November 09, 2006

Robinson Band Ranked in Top 20 in State of Texas

The Robinson High School band didn't make the finals Monday night but they are still one of the 20 best bands in the state of Texas!! The kids were treated to quite a weekend. They took charter buses to the competition in the Alamo City, stopping in San Marcos on the way down on Sunday evening to eat dinner. They spent the night in San Antonio and marched at 11:00 AM in the AlamoDome. They changed clothes and went to the Little Red Barn Steakhouse, and then went back to watch the remaining bands and wait on the results. They headed home after hearing the results and eating one more time. All of the expense of the trip was paid for by a combination of money alloted by the school and money raised by the hard work of the band boosters. The kids were disappointed not to make finals but they have done a great job this year and made Robinson proud!!

Tomorrow is the last high school football game of the regular season. Greg referees at Axtell, a small community in the area, and Robinson plays Lorena. I will go to the game to watch Morgan march their show one last time. Earlier in the day, the band will march downtown in the Veteran's Day parade. By the way, I have the holiday off tomorrow. :)

Greg's reffing of basketball has just started, and Morgan is doing some power lifting and off season softball practice. Morgan brought home a great report card with all 100's and upper 90's. And these are Pre-AP classes. She is doing a great job!! She is juggling her school work, band, athletics, and church, and still making terrific grades!

My best friend from high school is coming into town this weekend. She is coming to attend a gourd show. Now doesn't THAT sound exciting!! We are to have lunch together on Saturday and I may just go see what this "gourd stuff" is all about. Stay tuned. :)

Our weather has gotten quite warm again. And of course, the holiday ads and Christmas music have started already. Hard for me to get into the spirit while wearing shorts!! Bah-humbug! I am quite the Scrooge this time of year anyway. You can ask anyone......

You guys have a great weekend!! love, paula