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S: RHS Marching Band - 2011 Season - Niagara Falls

FC: 'Niagara Falls' | 2011 | Marching Band | Roosevelt High School

1: Kylea M. Larsen Color Guard 11th Grade Roosevelt High School Marching Band 2011 Season 'Niagara Falls'

2: It all started as you sat in the stands with Monie during the 2010 marching band season. You wanted to be in Color Guard and on the field instead of sitting in the stands.! Spring came. You tried out for the team - and made it!! Your first year in Color Guard certainly was challenging. Before the season started the instructor left, which caused a lot of frustration with the section leaders and guard members. Band camp days were long and hard work. There were many 6:30 am, after school, and evening practices. The work and the drill kept changing or wasn't written until the last minute. You gave yourself a black eye during practice! During a performance the barrel ran into you and bruised your back! And, you performed on some very cold evenings. Through all that - the 2011 RHS Marching Band performance of 'Niagara Falls' was awesome and the Color Guard played a very important part in its success. At the start of the show, you were front and center. At the end of the show you donned a rain suit and helped upright the barrel that tumbled down the Falls. What a great time you had at the competitions - the bus rides, staying in hotels, watching other bands perform. We are so proud of you, your dedication to Color Guard, and how well you performed. It was fun watching your skills and confidence improve throughout the season And it was fun taking thousands of pictures!. Love you - Monie and Poppie | Color Guard


4: " Practice makes perfect . . ." Or does it? It didn't keep you from getting a black eye or being run over by a barrel !!!

5: Color Guard Auditions | The beginning of an awesome experience ! | April 4, 2011

6: Band Camp

7: During band camp you hosted a Color Guard lunch & celebrated your 17th & Louisa Jastram's 16th birthdays. | August 5, 2011 | Happy Birthday to you!!!

8: If it's gonna hurt, it better leave a mark | You'll soon forget the practices, but you will always remember the performances | No one said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it | A Guard that counts together stays together

9: Band Camp | My dot. Find your own.

10: August 18, 2011 Pot Luck Dinner & Preview Show

11: Going away party for guard instructor, Amy Tucker | August 27, 2011

12: Marching Practice | Practice at Howard Wood Field | August 29, 2011

13: August 27, 2011

14: President's Bowl September 3, 2011 | Go Riders !

15: Final Score - Roosevelt Rough Riders 19 O'Gorman Knights 14

16: Picture Night at RHS September 8, 2011

18: Homecoming

19: September 16, 2011

20: Marshall, MN First competition of the season | Pursuit of Excellence | Navy Class 1 – West HS, Bellevue, NE 2 – Roosevelt HS, Sioux Falls, SD 3 – Washington HS, Sioux Falls, SD | September 17, 2011

21: Luverne, MN | 9.24.2011 | CLASS AAAA 84.1 Roosevelt HS, SD 70.6 Aberdeen HS, SD | FIELD SWEEPSTAKES: Roosevelt HS - Sioux Falls, SD

22: AAAA Class 1 – Roosevelt HS, Sioux Falls, SD 2 – Brookings HS, Brookings, SD 3 – O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD | Caption Awards - Outstanding Winds Outstanding Percussion Outstanding Color Guard Outstanding Drum Majors

23: FESTIVAL OF BANDS Sioux Falls, SD October 1, 2011

24: Rehearsal and Picture night at Howard Wood Field

25: October 4, 2011

26: Class 4A 1st Place Sioux Falls Roosevelt 2nd Place Millard West 3rd Place Millard North | October 8, 2011 | Orange City, Iowa

27: YOUTH IN MUSIC - Minneapolis, MN | 10.22.2011 | Daytime Results - 91.5 Rosemount HS, Rosemount, MN 90.2 Eden Prairie HS, Eden Prairie, MN 88.3 Roosevelt HF, Sioux Falls, SD Evening Grand Championship Results - 91.5 Rosemount HS, Rosemount, MN 89.2 Eden Prairie HS, Eden Prairie, MN 89.2 Roosevelt HF, Sioux Falls, SD

28: B A N D S O F A M E R I C A | St Louis, MO with a stop for rehearsal in Independence, KS

29: October 13-16, 2011

30: Placed 27th out of a total of 51 bands | Class AAA - Placed 10th out of 16 bands

31: Gateway Arch to the West | Heading Home . . .

32: Final show of an awesome season !

33: Indoor Marching Show 10.27.2011

34: March 30, 2012 Texas Trip Send-off Concert & Winter Guard Performance

35: Itinerary 4/2 - Leave RHS at Noon 4/3 - 10 AM Arrive at the Alamo in San Antonio Band Performance at Alamo Calvary Courtyard Rio San Antonio River Cruise & River Walk Chuck Wagon Dinner & Show 4/4 - USS Lexington Tour North Beach El Mercado Mexican Marketplace Dinner at La Margarita Tower of America's Depart for Dallas 4/5 - Dallas World Aquarium Museum of Nature & Science Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Clinics at Berkner High School with Frank Troyka Marry Poppins Broadway Musical 4/6 - Dallas Cowboys Stadium Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Six Flags Band Performance at Carousel Stage at Six Flags 4/7 - Depart for Sioux Falls at 7 AM | April 2-7, 2012 RHS Band Trip to San Antonio and Dallas, TX | Audrey' Shattuck's Orchestra buddy while Kylea was in TX

36: The Alamo | River Walk | Performance at Calvary Courtyard | San Antonio River Cruise | Chuck Wagon Dinner & Show

37: USS Lexington | Tower of America's | North Beach

38: Clinics at Berkner High School | Museum of Nature & Science | Mary Poppins | Dallas Cowboys Stadium | Hard Rock Cafe Dallas | Six Flags | Texas

39: Can't wait until next season !

40: You know you are in Guard when . . . . You walk in step to all music you hear! You have a flag callus on your right palm under your small finger! You can smile genuinely on command! You find yourself telling your friends to run for chewing gum! Every song becomes a possible flag routine! You know the perfect spot for a toss in your favorite songs! You know that "one more time" never means one more time! You can do your hair and make-up and change into your uniform anywhere! You count all music to beats of 6 or 8! You know how to manage 9 girls and 1 bathroom! You know what jell-o arms and legs feel like! Having your show finished the day before your first performance is considered lucky! There's no such thing as a summer vacation! The smell of sunscreen makes you think of band camp! You've never worked so hard for a chunk of wood with some metal on it (a trophy)! When pit stains are cool! You know what's significant about June 14th (if not look at your calendar)! You have had more pictures taken of you than any of your friends! You have been hit in the head with your flag more times than you can think about! You walk in step with your guard friends! Color Guard is practically all you talk about! Stadium nachos and hot dogs are a delicacy! You have 4 tan lines - tee shirt, gloves, shorts, and socks! The blisters on your blisters don't hurt anymore! Guard tape fixes everything! Stretches are your favorite part of the day! Changing in front of guys doesn't phase you anymore! When you have practice 5 days a week and enjoy every second! You have become so accustomed to waking up at 5 am that you do it when you don't have to! (Saturdays, Sundays, days with no school or marching practice.) If you have gotten a black eye from doing a toss! If you catch yourself doing air flag while walking down the hallway or while you are sleeping! When you are doing a horizontal toss, you know that it won't make it too far, and it smacks you in the face! The phrase water break has a whole new meaning! Your family knows your entire show, inside and out!

41: Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

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