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The Final kNight

This was the last big show of the year. It’s my opinion, and it’s incredibly personal to me, so it’s most definitely skewed is that this show would have won one of those medals up for grabs at state.

I haven’t had the opportunity to see the entire show. I was sick for a bit and missed a couple of Saturday’s. Then the wide was sick.

Then the band had several kids down and sick with covid, and others were quarantined due to close contact so they had to miss state competitions.

The only regret I feel is for the seniors. They lost two years out of this with the tornado and covid.

But they all came across as supportive of the younger kids and told them how impressed they were and happy that they all came together. They’re family.

All in all, not a bad year.

Sometimes you can’t count wins in trophies and medals.

These kids are the North Central Silver Knights Marching Band. Two of them are mine by blood, and my wife has pretty much adopted the rest of them. By no fault of my own, I have a lot of kids I watch over in a way. And I could not be prouder.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Friday Knights

I spent the last part of the evening with the band at the school, getting a few videos and pics.

For the first week of band camp and with so many new members, their sound is excellent. Their movement in marching looks excellent as well. I’m not as picky as the band director. πŸ˜‰

I know; it’s his job to be picky. That bronze and silver state medal aren’t hanging there waiting for the gold to join them because he’s easy on them.

I want him to know that they wouldn’t be the band they are without him. He’s the reason there’s a marching band program.


My two.

I’m partial to the the mellophone and percussion sections this year. One child in each.


It has been a long week for all four of us. Eight-hour workdays all around. It’s a good thing for all of us but hard on Sam. He has never had to put in this kind of effort for something like marching band. But he’s enjoying it.

Logan is in her zone. I love seeing her this passionate over something. It’s her thing.

It’s late. I’m tired.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Halloween Covid Style

My sons school is having a Halloween carnival and they can’t wear masks at school, but they have to wear masks.

I’ll let you work that one out in your head.

There’s always a work around and his idea becomes my reality and here you have it.

Tomorrow’s and EARLY start.

So that’s it. That’s the post.

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Knights To Nomads Part 7

I went out this morning intending to get a lot more of the site but, with the winds being what they are and my drone being so light, it wasn’t a good idea to fly too high.

In fact, I started getting warnings shortly after 100’ in altitude. So this video is just a bit different. Lower to the ground, but at least this time I was able to get you inside parts of the building.

There isn’t a lot to look at right now. They’re finishing up the demolition on the cafeteria and office end of the school and then, I suppose, they’ll move on to the band/gymnasium section.

It’s rough to watch a place I called home for six years (yes, I was only there six year Jr. and Sr. High) being torn down. I’d like to hear from some more folks from my generation about how this is hitting them. I graduated in β€˜86.

I can’t wait, however, to watch as this school rises from the ashes so to speak. I’m wondering if we’ll have a new layout. Will it be expanded to fit the needs of the students and faculty?

What’s the plan?

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Knights To Nomads Pt. 4

I’m sitting here waiting on video to upload to YouTube.

There’s not a lot to show this week. The major part of the original building on the northern end of the school has been mostly torn down. That would be the area of the school bus port.

I didn’t think this would bother me much but I’m slowly watching a part of me die. I spent some terrifying but great times in that building. I remember how intimidating it was for me my first day there. And now, it’s gone.

Nothing lasts forever.

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Knights To Nomads

Several months ago a tornado hit my daughters high school. It hit on a Saturday night/Sunday morning so blessings all around. Just a building. Much like a church is a building and it’s flock is the real church, the heart and lifeblood of a school is it’s students and teachers.

We are blessed a thousand times over that this didn’t hit during a school day.

This is my alma mater as οΏΌwell. I graduated in ’86. I don’t have a lot of fond memories of high school. I went when I was supposed to, I had decent grades. I had friends and enjoyed chorus. One of the ROTC leaders encouraged me to take the ASVAB and join the army. And that’s about it.

Our kids have been moved to another campus. Our old ATEC building. They’re resilient. School carries on.

Today they finally started tearing down the old place to make way for new construction. I don’t know how long this will be, but my daughter will be a sophomore this year. I wonder if she’ll get to graduate from the new building and enjoy her senior year there?

The North Central High School mascot is the Knight.

The Castle has been razed.

The subjects are scattered.

We’ve gone from Knights to Nomads.

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