Sunday, October 13, 2013

Soccer season has ended.  I coached Jaden's 5th-6th grade team this year and had a wonderful bunch of boys.  They were a good team that just couldn't quite round the corner.  We made it to the second round of playoffs and lost 4-1.  Jaden played primarily as goalie and forward (offense).  The one goal we scored in this game was one by Jaden.  Of course dad, I mean coach, was proud.  It was great to see him come out of his shell even more this year. 

Copy the link in browser to see the full Marching Minutmen show.  I tried zooming in and out and went overboard, but hopefully it is still enjoyable.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Penn Invite...A picture of the band as they march out for performance.  Paste the following link into your browser and watch the latest edition of their show.  All the music is now complete.  There is more marching to incorporate and probably a few more effects.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Marching Band season has begun.  The Goshen Invite is the first stop.  We claimed 1st place in our class and swept all awards.  You can view the portion of the program they performed by following this link below.  The picture is a part of the initial formation.  I am hoping I captured the one that Becky is in.  This band has 245 members.  From sheer size alone it is tremendous.  Here is to the Concord Marching Minutemen in the hopes of a championship season. (copy and paste into your browser).  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

 Rebecca is third from the bottom.
Rebecca is entering her freshman year.  At Concord High School you have to march your freshman year if you want to even be part of band the following years.  The marching band is 247 members strong.  Pictured is their fun costume.  On Wednesday (8-7) they head off to Cedar Point Amusement Park to march for a few minutes and play the rest of the day.  Have fun, Rebecca.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cassidy is going through the "last thing of this and the last thing of that" as she prepares to graduate in June.  Tonight was a very popular show that the Concord High School Dance/Choir/Band departments put on.  The show is entitled "Carnival."  Sell outs of 1300 or so attend this one night event.  Cassidy is part of Jazz 2 and the video link below shows her performance.  Watch for her solo!  (Click on the link and a window will open that will patch you into YouTube.)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rebecca had her art piece placed in a scholastic art show. Her piece was one of 450 out of 2300 that qualified. She received honorable mention. Her piece is the upper left corner of the picture. The second picture was the awards ceremony. Not the beat quality picture but we are proud of her. Way to go Rebecca.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Regionals.  A chilly enough morning that the runners were allowed to wear hats and gloves.  Concord made it though Sectionals on Tuesday and now it is time for Regionals.   The top 15 runners and 5 teams will advance to semi-state.  I didn't really expect Concord to pull this off.  In the end the team did not qualify to advance.  Cassidy had run her final race in Cross Country.  And it was a good one.  She scored a PR for the season and had a nice burst at the end.  A season that brought her struggles and triumphs ended just a hand full of seconds away from her best time ever.  It was a wonderful end.  For this father it brings a tear to my eye as I realize this phase of her life is over.  Ah, yes,  now for Track.........and I have already started reminding her to keep in shape.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

 Cassidy's Cross Country Picnic 2012.  Shown above (L to R: Emily, Brandi, Laura, Cassidy).  These are the Seniors.
 A partial team picture.
 The rest of the Cross Country team presented a gift box to each of the Seniors.
 Another team picture.  Most of the team members are present in this picture.
 Just a fun picture....
Coach Juday and Cassidy.  They are off to Sectionals on the 9th.  Regionals follow then Semi-State and State.  The team would love to clear Sectionals and qualify for Regionals.   Wish them luck.

The soccer season is over for Rebecca.  She played in the 7th-12th grade division.  Her team took 2nd place losing in the championship game 4-3.  Rebecca ended up playing keeper (goalie) through the whole tournament.  Of course the goalie feels responsible.  It was tough for her but a can of olives helped her later on.