This week has been a busy one as far as drill team goes with extra practices and performances. Our first competition is on December 6th.
Friday night, the team performed in the annual "Mr. Payson" pageant. They performed their dance competition routine. It went okay--our space was limited because of the stage. The orchestra pit is open for the school musical that opens next week and there is a large castle on the back half of the stage (the one from Beauty and the Beast--Payson Community Theater let the high school use it for their production of Once Upon a Mattress.) Anyway, it was good practice for the team to perform.
This picture is of the girls just before they performed. Our new costumes were not quite ready so we pulled out an old outfit.
Saturday morning after practicing, the girls stayed after to help "prime" the piano benches that we are using for our prop routine. Scott put the benches together at his dad's house on Wednesday night. Scott's dad, Clark, was a wood shop teacher and he has several tools and saws in his garage that they used to put the benches together. I just hung out and watched a bit and then went inside and talked with Eunice.
It was good to talk to her and learn a little bit about her family. I also heard the story of how she met Clark. She then showed me some old books that they might be getting rid of. They also had found Clark's missionary journal--so we asked him if I could look at it. It was interesting and there were pictures. He even had an actual program from his missionary farewell. I think all of Scott's sisters and Greg would be interested in seeing it. It is definitely something that should be copied and preserved.
Here are some pictures of the drill team helping prime the benches. We will be painting them black sometime this week.
Don't they look like they are having fun?