Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cassidy is off to the Christmas Dance. Not old enough to date, though she was asked something like 8 times, she went with her friend Ashlyn.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Becky just finished playing 5th grade girls basketball. She was on the 2nd team. Her team was struggling to score in this game. In the third quarter Becky scored on a freethrow which was the only point the team made today. She saved the day keeping her team from being shutout.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Marching Band banquet. Each year (since we have been here) they have a banquet to end the season. A dinner, a commemoration time, an awards presentation and finally a DVD of the season. The picture of the group is the Senior Marching Band Class. Erika is bottom row third from the right. Of course the other picture is Erika, Seth and Cassidy. "Our Band Champions!" The show performed was "Paris Sketches" thus the picture of the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Fall Sport Awards evening. After all sports met as a group we split off to the Soccer section. This is a picture of the JV Soccer team out of uniform. Cassidy is second row, next to the blond girl at the end.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Play is called "Our Miss Brooks." Seth played a nerdy boy named Stanley. Miss Brooks is a teacher who wants to get married and go on a nice vacation and doing both at once would be nice. Miss Brooks is interested in the Athletic Director and vice versa and a couple of students are interested in each other. They play shows this romance as well as the teacher getting tasked with directing the school play. The play is just about to go on as the curtains come down on "Our Miss Brooks." Seth has interesting glasses he wears, a strange type of walk and voice. During opening night and Seth did a wonderful job and seriously could have walked out at the end by himself when the crowd acknowledges the cast and been cheered.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It is off to the fall play to see Seth perform. It is great having a lot of kids as they have diverse interests. We get the athletic side from Cassidy, the drama side from Seth and the Music side from all of them. Tell you more about it after we see it....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Marching Band season has come to a close. We still have the banquet to attend but the performances have ended. These are a few pictures of their state performance. The picture showing a lot of people on the field are all ten bands that compete in Class B. Our team took 5th. The picture taken of the bus shows Cassidy on the right of the picture as you view it in a window to her own. Erika is pictured in the trio and she is on your right as viewing the picture. Cassidy was decked out in some fake eyelashes as some of the folks dressed up for Halloween.

Wednesday night was the Family preview of the Marching Band show. It was a great evening as the band finished up practice they then did a full rehearsal for us as this all prepared them for their state show on Saturday. They then gathered the band and had a talk from the Principal and Superintendent as well as from the Drum Majors. Yes, Erika made a speech as did all four drum majors. The band then marched out to the sirens and sounds of firetrucks. You can tell which picture is of Erika (Drum Major), Cassidy's picture is where shi is the head of the line holding the flute and Seth is holding his Sax standing to the right of a tuba player.

Halloween pictures at our Ward Halloween party. Jaden is Luke Skywalker and Rebecca is Jack Sparrow.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Quick update. The State Marching Band finals for Indiana Class B is now in the history books. Concord ended up placing 5th. Congratulations to our Flutist...Cassidy, to our Sax...Seth and to our Drum Major in her Senior Year...Erika. Pictures to come...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

These are some pictures from Semi-State (semi-finals) on Saturday. Our Marching Band team qualified for Semi-Finals by placing in the top ten at the Indiana Northern Regional. The top ten from the North and South met in Indy to compete. The ten best scores from Semi-State qualify for Finals. Our band did a complete turnaround from Regionals. We were projected by one internet site to place 1st at Regionals. We struggled and placed 7th. Needless to say we were very nervous to make it through Semi's. We placed fourth and advanced but the real cool thing is based on all the Northern teams that we had placed 7th a week earlier we out scored them all. Winning a championship is more of a reality now. Bring on the FINALS....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is a video of the Drum Salute that is made during the award ceremony. Erika is front left.

Another picture of the Marching Band.

Erika is one of the Drum Majors of the Marching Band and this is a picture of her.

The Concord Marching Minutemen were in action on Saturday. This was the Indiana Northern Regional meet. 17 teams who qualified from district competed with the the top 10 highest scores qualifying for Semi-State this coming weekend. They will meet the top 10 from the Indiana Southern Regional and the 10 best will go to the State Finals. It was an exciting night as we qualified. Here is one picture of the show.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Okay...I'm still wanting to brag some on is an excerpt from our local newspaper THE ELKHART TRUTH (October 13, 2009...Girls Soccer Concord, Penn use speed to advance to semifinals round)

GOSHEN -- There was something of a youth movement Monday as the Goshen Sectional girls soccer tournament started at Goshen High School.
Not that juniors and seniors are ancient, but freshmen and sophomores played key offensive and defensive roles on a night where Concord and Penn both earned 5-0 quarterfinal victories for the right to meet in Thursday's semifinals.
Sophomore Hannah Amos produced two goals and an assist while sophomore Natalie Ogle, freshman Cassidy Field and junior Staci Kirts also potted goals while freshman Sarah Emerson was a standout on defense for the triumphant Minutemen (9-4-3).

Monday, October 12, 2009

An update on Cassidy's soccer team....JV season is over and Cassidy along with some others were brought up to play with Varsity during the post season tournament. Game #1 was tonight and their team won 5-0. Cassidy registered her first Varsity goal scoring point #2. Yup, she is excited.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Erika, Seth and Cassidy are all on this year's Marching Band. There are 165 members of the band. They are off to Regionals on the 17th. Qualifying in the Top 10 Northern bands will put them into Semi-State with the Top 10 Southern bands. The overall top 10 from this group which will be determined on the 24th will go to the State Finals to be held on Halloween. Go Concord Marching Minutemen!

Seth, blowing out candles on his cake, celebrating his 16th birthday.

I'm learning about tradition in Soccer. At least I think it is tradition...after the game (it doesn't always might depend on the mood of the team) but the team forms a line and runs across the field and back. As fans we get to applaud them as they approach us. Cassidy is #20.

Yes, Erika joined a football team. It was for Homecoming week. There were two teams (Seniors/Sophomores vs Juniors/Freshman). They practiced a few times and had one game. Erika is the girl in black with the red hoody. The Seniors/Sophomores won!

The team photo of Rebecca's 2nd place finish in tournament. The team lost 2-1. Not pictured are two other girls who couldn't make the game. Rebecca is third from the right of the picture.

I was able to be the assistant coach of Rebecca's team this year. Her team was comprised of 5th and 6th grade girls. Her team finished 3rd out of 5 in the regular season. The first tournament game was against the #2 seed and we walked all over them 6-0, but fell in the Championship game to the #1 seed 2-1. Rebecca is shown in Raspberry color an the left of the picture.

Cassidy's High School JV soccer team was able to play in the division championship game this past Saturday. There were two divisions and each divsion hosted a championship game. Her team lost in a shootout after not allowing a score in the games 70 minutes of play. The season is over for JV but Cassidy is being invited to dress for the Varsity Sectional games.