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.
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 (he’s my assistant photographer/second shooter) could see the stadium lit up almost a mile away. We hadn’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.
We’re proud of all of our kids after what they’ve been through this year. They’ve shown what they’re really made of. A lot of hardship and some extremely hard personal tragedies. And they’re still here. Fighting like always.
I’m with the band.
I’m glad to be there. I’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 I’m running out of words) ladies and gentleman. The North Central Silver Knights.
So we’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 it’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.
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 ‘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?
The wife shared a post by Chad Dixon today and I’m glad someone else is interested in this like I am.
This is a part of our shared history, Knights. This will not return in the same form with the old spirit. No, the new Knights will have to build on a past that has lost its foundation. I would say pardon the pun but the foundation is all that’s left, really.
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.