July 9, 2013
Auditions for band placement start at 8 am on Monday, so here are random shots.
There was an example of my shooting ability. When I was in Air Force basic training in the late 60s (1960s!), the guys on either side of me earned marksmanship ribbons. I, on the other hand, had to use my pencil to poke holes in the target sheet to get the minimum 40 holes out of 60 bullets so I wouldn't have to do it again. The Air Force was just wasting ammunition if they gave it to me for another attempt. I suspect my drill sergeant considered using me for a decoy in Vietnam. I guess the upper brass thought better of it when they realized that a pencil is not a legalized combat weapon.
Auditions are over. That was a grueling four hours, n'est-ce pas? This is the assembly for the junior high campers to introduce them to their band director and get them to their first rehearsal.
Because they waived and wanted me to take their picture, that's why. Below, Mr. Storie rehearses the high school concert band.
After the 7 pm rehearsal, students have some free time. There's a bingo game and dancing. This is the bingo part. I'm afraid to go into the dancing area. The music is so L-O-U-D.
Campers can check out a basketball.
I ran out of film, so that's all for today. There's also an elevated running track on the perimeter of the basketball courts.