Siegel Band—Superior….Siegel Color Guard—Superior….Siegel Percussion—Superior!!!  First Place Band, Second Place Color Guard and……..


LARGE DIVISION CHANCELLOR’S CUP!!!!!!! 


CONGRATULATIONS SIEGEL!!!!


Now for the sad news… I didn’t get to see the show.  That’s my personal sad news, and I can hardly type it without crying.  I was so sick by the time we were supposed to leave for Vanderbilt that I had no choice but to let Bernie bring me home as the buses were leaving the school.  I have cheered these kids all year, prayed for them to do their best and learn from every bump along the way, and I knew they would win tonight.  I really did.  I just wanted to be there to witness it.  I cried as I left the school—it was a selfish thing on my part, I know.  The other sad news is that guard took second, and I am sure they were not as pleased as they would have been with first.  They took first place in the first contest of the year, though, and they know they are amazingly awesome and talented. 


I love all of you band kids—you know that.  I am so proud of the stamina it has taken for you to come through this year.  There has been a lesson for eachof you. 


On a completely different note,  I have to say something to two of my friends who will understand.  I’ve thought about it, and “Amen” is probably the best way that person knows to keep their religious beliefs out of the group–if they said, In the name of Jesus, Amen—that would be inflicting their beliefs on the group, but Amen is probably their way of trying to say something that most people say no matter what particular religious affiliation they may or may not have.  You know, even adults have a hard time knowing the best way to not offend everyone.  Be gentle, be kind, and remember–you will need someone to cut you some slack someday, just like I will.  I love you.


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These photos are dedicated to Kris Hay and Julia Grace Evans….I think they would be great doing something…


   
 
I have great pictures of Melissa, Kallie, Courtney, and CHRISTIE from the Blackman game…but they’ve disappeared.  I will find them and post them ASAP.

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  1. Sproing2535 says:

    MRS SUSAN!!! i missed you at the competition!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Athena8908 says:

    Awww!!!! Mrs. Steen I hope you get better!!!! We sure did miss you at the competition!!!! Thank you for all the support you have given us this whole season!!! We really do appreciate it!!!! –Christina

  3. We finally won something!

  4. MRS. STEEN!!! WE KNOW THAT YOU WERE SENDING US THE GOOD VIBES!!! MY MOM TAPED THE SHOW SO ILL GIVE IT TO CHIP TO GIVE TO YOU TO WATCH!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! GOD BLESS!!!

                       JACQUE!!!

  5. LiLMiMi927 says:

    aww I missed you!!! I was looking for you and someone told me you where sick!!!!! I love you!

  6. yea so jenna gets to be in all the pics i see

  7. Sproing2535 says:

    mrs susan!!! my mom got those pictures from birmingham developed… and ill have to get those to you somehow!!

  8. Mrs. Steen!! I really missed you on saturday!! but i hope you get to feeling better. Thanks for our little talk on Friday night, I think all 3 of us got alot out. And i know i feel alot better. I LOVE YOU

  9. Anonymous says:

    i dont think it was selfish to stay home even if you didnt want to…..sorry you couldnt make it though.

  10. aww i was wondering where you were!! now i know!! thank you soo  much mrs steen for everything this year!! u are always there with a smile and support and we REALLY appreciate it!! i love you!!! <333 megan

  11. thanks mrs. steen your cheering helped us to win

    you’re so awesome

  12. MeLeeSa523 says:

    I LOVE MISS SUSAN!!!!
    …and i would love to see those pictures of me kallie courtney and christie!

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