Our World: High School Football Game — Half-Time Show

Landon during the half-time show. Bearden High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6, 2011.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

I’ve done two posts about the football game Betsy and I attended in early October.  The first post was about the pre-game festivities, the second was about the game itself.  This post is about the half-time show.  It’s really appropriate that I’m sharing the half-time show after every thing else, because we had to wait until after the game to see the show.  The visiting band’s program lasted too long for Bearden’s program to be completed during half-time, so it was postponed until after the game.

Betsy’s grandson, Landon, is the drummer in the middle of the picture above.

Half-time show, Bearden High School. October 6, 2011.

The band’s program was based on Clockworks.  I must admit that I’m not familiar with that work, but I enjoyed the band’s playing and marching.

Half-time show, Bearden High School. October 6, 2011.

Of course we tried to keep an eye on Landon during all the evolutions.

Flag-bearers during the half-time show. October 6, 2011.

The flag bearers  put on quite a display as well.

Majorette, Bearden High School. October 6, 2011.

During the show one of the majorettes did her thing with three flaming batons.

Majorette, Bearden High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6, 2011.

I was frankly amazed that she didn’t get burned.

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17 Responses to “Our World: High School Football Game — Half-Time Show”

  1. diane Says:

    Those kids are certainly talented and you and Betsy must be proud of Landon.

  2. Colin (HB) Says:

    Good heavens – what a display!
    What is shown of that girl – “The Stripper” from my
    Minnesota introduction but bloody close. Even just looking at these photos brings back that experience – something those days unheard of here in Australia – now the same as the USA with the cheer squads of very talented and attractive young girls.
    I wonder, no best not. But what part of the game holds the
    highest interest – the displays of music, bands and gymnastics or the football.
    Very impressive indeed.
    2011 – again no luck with the Melbourne Cup – vive La France again – the Tricolour flies high over Flemington Race Course.

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    These young people have so much talent and skill.

  4. Sandra Says:

    burned or HURT from that split. every time i see him with those drums, i think back ache. don’t know how he does all that marching with all those drums.

  5. NCMountainwoman Says:

    When the band has to do their routine after the game, we call it the “fifth quarter.” I do love watching high school football.

  6. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Great photos….watching the marching band is the highlight of the games!!!!

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    It’s easy to forget just how much energy kids this age have!! Terrific captures, George, and I know you and Betsy are rightly so proud of Landon! I found myself aching as I looked at the last shot!! Such a fun, great look at your world!!


  8. Loren Says:

    I just love the bands! They are so much fun to watch and listen to! If you ever get a chance to go to one of their competitions, I would highly recommend it! It’s amazing! Jenna has a friend who was in the high school band who has now gone on to play in the COLLEGE band! Can you even imagine?? How fun would that be to play in a stadium of Thousands????

  9. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots of kids band. Nice formations.

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Oh gosh, how does the majorette DO that? It looks like she has more then two batons, as well! Great pics of that! I have never heard of Clockworks. Only the movie and book “A Clockwork Orange”. Thinking about and praying for Betsy today.

  11. Ms. A Says:

    Wonder how many times she’s burned herself, in the past??? Thank goodness Landon doesn’t have to deal with fire! Hope Betsy feels better soon.

  12. Leovi Says:

    Beautiful photos. I love this series. Greetings.

  13. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    She’s brave as well as talented.

  14. magicalmysticalteacher Says:

    Half-time shows can be pretty amazing, as this one so effectively demonstrates!

  15. Carletta Says:

    The visiting band played too long – not too considerate were they.
    I am glad the home band got to play afterwards. Looks like a talented and dedicated group of young people.
    Nice shots George!

  16. 7aces/Darla Says:

    Quite impressive… How is Ms. Betsy feeling?

  17. sartenada Says:

    I have never seen anything like this in live. Your photos gave to me the idea of it. Thank You.

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