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Knights To Nomads: Mt. Pisgah (Where We Came From)

Old draft of a post I started and never posted.

Itโ€™s important to know where youโ€™re going.

Itโ€™s more important to not forget where you came from.

All of us end up Knights now. But we didnโ€™t all start that way.

Some of us were Patriots.

Some of us never attended the middle school and went straight from our respective elementary schools straight to seventh grade at North Central. Straight to being a Knight.

I wonder what the new consolidated elementary school mascot will be?

A lot of us started out as Rams at Mt. Pisgah. I did.

This was posted by Miles Gardner on May 23, 2019:

In the early 1920’s, a rural high school was established at the western edge of the Mt. Pisgah community, bordering Buffalo. Before that, rural children had to come into Kershaw (and usually board there with relatives or friends) for the last (then) two years of school. Only a very few did so. The new school’s working name for some time was Carjolley, an amalgam of the surnames of its three trustees. Mt. Pisgah High School lasted until consolidation in 1979, but for most of its history its premier sport was basketball. Here is a team from c. 1936-37.

In 2024 Mt. Pisgah, still functioning as an elementary school, will be 100 years old.

I think that by that time the last Ram will have left those halls. Itโ€™s sad and we hate to see it go. But things move on.

Progress. You donโ€™t have to like it, but you have to accept it sometimes.

Mt. Pisgah 2020 (Seegars)

Never forget where you came from and who you were. It makes you who you are.


It’S FrIDaY!

Just off the Robert W. Williams Interchange in beautiful Florence, SC.

Itโ€™s Friday morning. Iโ€™m back on the special project we are working on for another company.

I started this morning in general merchandise/grocery. I walked into a manager having a nervous breakdown; I checked in and went straight to work. Retail is hard, butโ€ฆ

It has been a long day. Iโ€™m back home now sitting here with Ms. Fibble.

Time to shower, eat, watch some TV, AND THEN…hit the road again.

Tonight is Friday. Tonight is the first home football game of the season.

Iโ€™m excited!

Is there anything more free than a Friday night high school football game? Itโ€™s just so American. The football team, rooting for your favorite, the food, the cheerleaders chanting on the sideline.

I’m not a sportsball guy at all.

I’m there for the band. And my two kids.

More later. Most definitely.

That’s it. That’s the post.


Iโ€™m With The Bandโ€ฆIndefinitely

My eldest found a love for the marching band and is entering her fourth year as a member.

She in turn has infected my youngest. I joke. I canโ€™t blame her.

Itโ€™s her motherโ€™s fault.

This week is marching band tryouts. He is the only fifth grader invited to tryouts. Do you see that face?

Now donโ€™t get me wrong, heโ€™s basically a happy kid. Heโ€™s shielded somewhat from what the world really is right now. Weโ€™re trying to shield him from it as much as possible.

But that face there is pure joy. I saw it on his sisters face when she found her place with the band.

It has been so good for her. That sense of belonging has given her confidence. It has also given her a sense of responsibility and a group to be loyal to outside of family.

And now he joins this group.


Like I posted on IG:

This week works out favorable and Iโ€™m sฬถtฬถuฬถcฬถkฬถ happy to enjoy another six years as a band parent. #northcentralsilverknights

Tryouts arenโ€™t over.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.


Iโ€™m With The Band

Iโ€™ve just spent the better part of the afternoon/evening recording my daughter (and soon to be sons) marching band.

They had their spring concert tonight.

My daughter has been with the band for the last five years. My son has decided, after much research and sensible thinking, that sports are not for him. No, band seems much safer.

Until tonight when he was helping load the trailer and took a spill. Some hard road rash. Thereโ€™s danger in everything if youโ€™re unlucky enough.


But heโ€™ll be okay.

For now weโ€™re looking at an exciting future of band stuff. It ainโ€™t all fun. Thereโ€™s a lot of hard work ahead.

But heโ€™s up to it, just like his sister was.

Marching band has been one of the best things my daughter ever got into. It built her confidence and it has given her strength. And it has given her a family outside of family.

First time.

He even got to take the stage with the band tonight to help out. It was kind of an initiation. Tryouts are next month. We shall see.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.


Knights To Nomads: HOMECOMING 2020

Featuring the NCHS Silver Knights.

We were back at The Castle Friday night for Homecoming. North Central Knights against the Great Falls Red Devils (who were exorcised 54-8). The Knights football team are having a fantastic season and congrats to them.

Me and Sam (heโ€™s my assistant photographer/second shooter) could see the stadium lit up almost a mile away. We hadnโ€™t been there yet for a game and were both very impressed with the upgrades to the rebuilt stadium. North Central has moved up in the world a bit. Well deserved if I do say so myself.

Weโ€™re proud of all of our kids after what theyโ€™ve been through this year. Theyโ€™ve shown what theyโ€™re really made of. A lot of hardship and some extremely hard personal tragedies. And theyโ€™re still here. Fighting like always.


Iโ€™m with the band.

Iโ€™m glad to be there. Iโ€™ve watched them develop over the last couple of years. They are literally award winning. And I love hearing them play.

So, without further ado (and because Iโ€™m running out of words) ladies and gentleman. The North Central Silver Knights.


Knights To Nomads: Interlude

So weโ€™re at a stall in the story. Nothing going on at all out on site this week. I have reached out to the Kershaw County School District to try and find out if I should get a picture of what itโ€™s going to look like, or a peek at the plans. So today I strung together some of the old footage and included a short flyby of where were at today. Enjoy.

A lot of wind today and I think I have a warped propeller on the drone so that needs looking into.



This morning we attended the Kershaw County High Schools Marching Band Exhibition.

With everything going on what with Covid and all there, sadly, wonโ€™t be any competitions this year.

Lugoff Elgin High School kindly hosted this exhibition for the other bands and so that the parents could at least see the hard work the students are putting in.

My daughter is in the band (hey Logan!) and her brother and I kind of miss the competitions. I like seeing who theyโ€™re up against as well.

All the bands did great today but I donโ€™t have the bandwidth to sit on all day and upload all the performances.

I know. Iโ€™m partial to the Silver Knights. But hey, Iโ€™m with the band.

At least, for a change, this is something dealing with NCHS and what theyโ€™re doing while away from home instead of the demolition.

The football team isnโ€™t too shabby this year either as Andrew Jackson and Buford High Schools can tell you.

Banished from the Castle the Knights will fight their way back home.


Knights To Nomads Part 10: The Gym

This weeks video is short. We are coming to the end of the old structure and it has taken a little over ten weeks for the demolition. I wonder if we will see a new building by the end of summer 2021?

It would be great for the students to return to The Castle at the beginning of a new school year.

Either way, when they do start the new building Iโ€™m going to be their filming it go up.

Thatโ€™s it. Thatโ€™s the post.


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