Yes, we have toured Max’s classrooms, dorm room, seen where he eats, the library he uses and the gym where he works out. We have listened to a lecture by the president of the school. We have met other parents and many of Max’s new friends. But let me tell you, yesterday was all about the Trojan marching band.
They performed at several rallies and events during the course of the day. They are 300 kids strong, kids who, much like athletes, have made an impressive and challenging commitment. They practice five days a week for several hours each day. On Saturdays, game days, they are already rehearsing at 6:30 AM. These musicians have so much spirit and talent and dedication; it takes your breath away. I am one who never really paid much attention to marching bands before, so this is an eye opener for me.
Max loves being part of it. Can’t you tell from his beaming face in this picture taken at the end of a very long day of marching and cheering and dancing and cymballing?