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|Working the HLSR Carnival|
During the February and March months, you will often find me volunteering at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which is the largest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world. We enjoy spending the weekends wandering through the exhibits, shopping with the vendors, playing in the carnival and catching a few concerts.By the way, have you listened to any Chris Stapleton lately? Maybe you can help connect him to the Family Tree!
Starting her freshman year, my daughter has been an active member of the Crosby High School Big Red Machine, a military style marching band, competing as one of the smallest 5A UIL marching bands in Texas. With a budget that is dwarfed by other schools in their classification, the Big Red Machine is the only marching band in the State to have
six now seven! consecutive Division 1 ratings, and two consecutive trips to the State Championships. Even though they have not yet won a State Title, they are currently ranked in the top 3% of marching bands, out of 1,075 bands that compete.
|CHS Big Red Machine - Military Marching Band|
UIL State Marching Championships 2017-2018
So during the months of July through November, you will find us cheering on the band at halftime, attending early morning practices, late night band meetings, driving back and forth to contests and generally just enjoying the time we get to spend with an amazing group of kids and directors - even if we have to miss a few hours of sleep in the process.
|CHS Big Red Machine|
Evening practice, Oct 2017
Starting off the 2018-2019/2019-2020 school year, I have the privilege of being the Band Parent Booster President/Treasurer, volunteering my time, skills and ideas to further promote the music program; while making sure the kids needs are taken care of as they prepared for one of the most prestigious music conferences in the nation, the Midwest Clinic. During the Summer (July 4th) and Winter (Jan 1st) seasons, you will also find the band working our largest fundraiser, TopDog Fireworks.
In my free time (what little I have left) I enjoy working around the house. I consider myself a "jack of all trades", so I will routinely dive into projects that might make my wife a bit nervous (although she would never admit it). From house remodeling and building furniture, down to minor electrical work, plumbing, and making duck calls, I always have improvement/project ideas that could keep me busy for years to come.