So why were we spending a beautiful evening at a football game? To support this fellow, who is not only in the Wind Ensemble this year but in Pep Band, which plays at the home football games. Here he is eating a slice of pizza before the game, all dressed up in the school colors of purple and gold.
The band and orchestra parents run the home game concession stands, earning about $5000 a year that goes directly to the school music program. So Ben and I volunteered to help at last night's game. Ben was put in charge of pizza and nachos while I tended the hot dogs and made coffee and hot chocolate. We could hear the band from where we were and I thought they sounded pretty good. (This photo doesn't show the whole band, but you can see Paul in the middle.)
We didn't get to see much of the game, but it was kind of fun to be there. It was Homecoming on a pretty early fall evening, Boulder had a big win, and there were fireworks after the game.
As we left the stadium I couldn't help thinking that I never thought I'd be at a football game. You never know where parenting will take you!