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Cayce SC Brookland Cayce High School Band Wows Audience in Hartsville

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2009 at 11:28 pm
October 25th, 2009 6:26 PM
Precision marching, swirling flags, crisp, colorful uniforms, the flash of brass instruments under the bright stadium lights, shouts of encouragement from the grand stands, the intricate salute of the drum major: These are all part of the excitement and pageantry of a high school marching band competition.

 

With a loud welcome from parents and friends, the Brookland Cayce High School Band proudly marched onto the field at Kellytown Stadium in Hartsville, SC, on Saturday October 24th, at 8:00 P.M. The band was there to compete with ten other schools for a chance to go to the state championships. Brookland Cayce was the last band to perform in the competition.

For the next ten minutes the stadium and audience belonged to Brookland Cayce. The sweat and exhaustion of summer band camp’s 100 degree heat, the hours of practice after school each week, and all of the previous performances had led up to tonight.

The band was very impressive as it marched onto the field toward the audience in two arrow straight columns with the drum major in the lead, perfectly balanced between the two lines. The lines suddenly broke apart and a new formation was quickly created. The musicians were now standing perfectly still awaiting the drum major to direct the start of the performance.

 

Once the performance begins there is almost too much to see. The band is in constant motion as it continuously changes formations while playing the musical selections. The flag line weaves in and out of the formations, adding texture and visual interest as the colorful fabric swirls and waves in time to the music.

It was an impressive performance. The selections were in sync with smooth transitions. The crowd showed its appreciation several times throughout the performance with enthusiastic applause.

 

When it was over and the final judging was complete, Brookland Cayce missed placement by a very narrow margin. It is a natural reaction to be disappointed at not being selected to advance. But you would have been hard pressed to find anyone that had witnessed the performance to say that this band is not a winner.

If you had been there you would have witnessed band members who put everything they had into the performance, who displayed discipline and self control on and off the field, who expressed their personalities, and of whom Brookland Cayce can be proud. I know the parents, associates and friends of the band who were in attendance were extremely pleased with the performance.

It takes an extraordinary effort, starting with Mr. Dale Hair, the band director, to get the students prepared to compete at this level. The parents that help weekly with setting up and breaking down the equipment and the parents and businesses that support the band by providing meals during the competitions are invaluable. In the end it is all worth it when you see the pride and poise of the members of the Brookland Cayce High School Band. They deserve our congratulations.

 

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In Uncategorized on October 20, 2009 at 4:11 pm

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West Columbia, Lexington, SC We Love Our Retiring Seniors Too

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Walking through the park

The recent article in the U.S. News & World Report that chose Columbia, South Carolina as one of the 10 best affordable places to retire only told half of the story. The article focused mainly on downtown Columbia, Five Points, and USC areas of Richland County. There was no mention of anything that might attract a retiree to Lexington County.

 

 Lexington County, just across the bridge from downtown Columbia has literally thousands of housing options for anyone relocating to the area. The options run the gambit from affordable age qualified patio homes like Agape Village in West Columbia to million dollar mansions on Lake Murray.

 

 The on-going development of the river-walk greenway, a walking, biking, paradise that meanders for several miles through ancient flood plains along the banks of the Congaree River in West Columbia, and Cayce is a favorite area for young and old alike.

 

The development of the greenway has spurred a lot of new growth in the area. New neighborhoods have sprung up to take advantage of the recreational opportunities offered by the location. A typical morning might find a new resident taking a brisk morning stroll among the incredible scenery and wildlife along the river. Later he or she can savor a robust cup of coffee and delicious breakfast at Café Strudel just a block off the river.

 

A new amphitheatre was built in conjunction with the greenway using the graceful arches of the Gervais street Bridge and downtown as its backdrop. The West Metro Chambers highly successful free concert series, Rhythm on the River that runs from May through June on every Sat night takes advantage of the magnificent scenery afforded with this setting.

 

Now throw in a world class zoo like Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, great medical facilities such as Lexington Medical, Fabulous state parks like Dreher Island on Lake Murray, golf courses, and every level of senior care from one of the states largest senior care providers Agape Senior, and you have a great retirement destination.

 

The midlands area is rich in history, is conducive to a fun active life style, has a mild climate, and  some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Check us out.

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