Sunday, October 24, 2010

You don't have to be #1 to be a winner

The Bengal Regiment missed getting into the finals by one spot. They finished 9th and only eight bands advance. But I couldn't be prouder of those kids. They left it all on the field and as DD said on her facebook page, "No regrets." They were so proud of themselves for giving it all they had and having fun, and isn't that the point of it all? The long bus ride home was loud and happy, because this is a great group of kids with the right perspective and solid leadership.

Some kids from another band that made it to the finals taunted a few of our kids yesterday. DD shrugged it off and said they hadn't made it passed quarterfinals for years, let alone gotten to the finals, and they just didn't know how to handle it. This morning she told me she hoped they did well in the finals. My kid gets it, and that makes her the real winner. Congratulations, DD and the Bengal Regiment, for a great season!


  1. hooray!

    Sounds like you've done a good job, too. :-)

  2. Yep! Your daughter is the biggest winner of all. She's got it EXACTLY right.

    I love their band uniforms. Very classy!

    From one band mom to another --- CONGRATULATIONS!

  3. Congrats to those kids - great job!! You are right - you should be very proud.

  4. Very classy. Congratulations to your daughter & a great bunch of bandmates.

  5. Your daughter and her mates are the kids that give us hope! Well done!

  6. Congratulations to the band!
    You are raising one smart kid!!

  7. She sure is a winner! Well done to the band.

  8. "You dont have to be #1 to be a winner" TRUE THAT!!!

    Well done to the band, you gave it your best! You've got one classy daughter, Susan.


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