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Half Time

Posted Sunday, November 23, 2008, at 3:24 PM

When I went to Omaha's Benson High, we had a marching band and a pep band that attended the schools sporting contests, and we were pretty good too. I recall 8 steps for ever 5 yards on the football field, and if everybody remembered their assignment, I bet it looked pretty cool with nearly 200 band members playing and struttin' in those green and white uniforms. The pep band was always at basketball games, but I don't recall ever going to a baseball game with the band.

Yep, high school sports and music seemed to go together in Omaha... not so much at my Denver area school. My high school in Colorado territory had band, but our focus was more on concerts, and our jazz band won competitions and traveled around the area including colleges to show off our talents. We even cut a record that sold out. I'm not sure how many copies were pressed, but we were pretty good.

Here in Cambridge, the schools band at football games is pretty good. Their numbers are few, but they really showed me something with their final performance during football playoffs with how much they improved over the course of the season. It's nice to see high school music programs still exist in an era where many school programs such as music get dumped due to budgetary cuts in the cities.

Half time marching band presentations during football season are still big deals in college to be sure, and even basketball is getting into the act with some interesting things going on. If you have a high speed internet connection, I think you will enjoy the half time show at Omaha Creighton University durng one of their basketball games. It is a performance like none I've seen before!

Click Here ---> http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/2/...

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Twelve years ago, my wife and I decided that inner city life in Denver wold not be the best place for our wonderful kids to go to school. In fact, we had pulled our kids from the public schools in Denver Metro.

After searching around the country, we found that right here in this area, would be an ideal place to live and send our children to school.

I can remember going to my son's 7th grade basketball game. You see, in Denver Metro, money that could be spent on sports for kids, is wasted on liberal administrators, and stupid social programs. At this first B-Ball game, the stands were packed with family members, and there was energy, a good family - wholesome energy I had not seen since I was a boy in Denver.

Oh my friends, how lucky we are to be in this part of the country. I travel the USA, and believe me, this area is about the only sane area left. There are pockets of sanity here and there, but not as many as you'd think.

So, when I go to a basketball game here, I enjoy, trust me, but, I feel bad for so many parts of this country, where liberal ideals and policies have ruined so many schools, and so many kids.

What is my point? Glad you asked. Folks, be prepared to fight for our way of life, it is under attack. Meanwhile, enjoy our local schools, and let us work to preserve them.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Wed, Nov 26, 2008, at 10:48 AM

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