or even a concert pianist.
The good Lord knew I would’ve been so puffed up with pride thinking my musical genes created this wünderkind trio…He instead gave me the usual reluctant students who refused to practice unless threatened with dire video-game grounding.
…that is, until the two younger ones discovered competition percussion!Now our middle child is a student at Grand Canyon University.He is a member of the Thundering Heard Pep Band.
So Friday night was the school’s annual Midnight Madness (which celebrates the NCAA rule on first open basketball practice) The theme this year was the “APOCALOPES” (refering to the fourth & last year of D-1 probation!)
My son asked me way back during band camp if I would come up with a Mad Max-ish/Steam Punk-ish costume for the night. So, over the next few months I shopped Goodwill, and came up with a plan which included a steam punk-ished up rubberband bazooka:a steam punk-ished up pair of welding goggles from Harbor Freight:a Silhouette-cut ‘Lopes Rising temporary tribal tattoo:and his big brother’s work boots…All in all it was a good look for him “LOPES UP”
…except for the many times the cameras caught him on the big screens!He’s the one playing First Bass (smallest upright drum) at the end of his row.
Hopefully you can catch a glimpse of him in this video of their show:
Parent-view of drumline during Midnight Madness Apocalopes 2016 - YouTube https://t.co/nTnQOtQ0Ym— MelodyS ن (@ElisaBJean) October 9, 2016