I’ve been asked what do I like to photograph on my off time. What off time? do you speak of?

I like to take lots of photos on my off time. My favorite is the local high school band – Legend Titan Band. And they are just not a local high school band, they are my children’s high school band. As in – they are in the band. So in other words… I’m with the band.

My lovely 15 year old daughter who is a Sophomore is on the Color Guard team. She’s one of those cute girls down on the field twirling flags, dancing and smiling to the crowd. My amazing 14 year old son who is a Freshman plays the trumpet and just makes mom and dad gush in awe when we watch him march and play at the same time on the field, and sometimes march backwards because sometimes we are pretty sure he can’t chew gum and walk at the same time let alone march!

I go to almost every event they have, I was in band myself in high school, playing the flute and loved my years in marching band that I really have no problem reliving those moments with my kids. Going to football games and performing at half-time, marching in parades and going to contests – it’s just so much fun.

So in the process I have become their official ‘un-official photographer’ and with that – here are some of my favorite photos that I’ve taken this year of the band:

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The photo at top that you see? The official band portrait that we are having printed and giving to sponsors in thanks for their support to our band.

I love working with a group of kids that are in for the common good and have fun. So when the band director asked me to make a video of what it’s like to be a part of the band for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders (they get to spend a day with the band learning how to march and perform) – I created this video, I’ve had mothers cry after watching this video – myself included.

So when you are at a high school football event – and you see a mom cheering on the sidelines and taking pictures, give a shout out… it just might be me!