Sue’s A Word a Week Challenge this week from her blog A Word in Your Ear is LINES. And since we’re big University of Tennessee Vols fans,we watch intently as the Pride of the Southland Band lines up, marches into the stadium, and performs the circle drills that bring down the house.
Before the game, the band gathers near the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center and then marches in almost near-perfect lines down Volunteer Boulevard to Neyland Stadium.
The band’s pre-game performance gets the crowd roaring as The Pride forms the Power T, and in rush the cheerleaders, Smoky (the blue-tick hound), and the players and coaches.
But it’s the halftime performance that sparkles. The Pride moves across the field forming lines that move and morph into various shapes. Like the circles they’re known for.
Or spirals that move yet maintain their shape. (How DO they do that?)
And sometimes they get really fancy forming geometric shapes like we used to make with a Spirograph!
Lines have defined UT’s Pride of the Southland Band, and most folks forgo getting popcorn and Coke or taking a bathroom break until after the band’s mid-game performance. You CAN’T miss The Pride!
After all, even when the Vols aren’t playing so well, we can truthfully say, “We ALWAYS win the halftime!”
For more interpretations of the Word a Week Challenge: Lines, go to http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/a-word-a-week-challenge-lines/
This is post #19 for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) 2013.
12 thoughts on “A Word a Week Challenge: Lines”
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great line post! Love it 🙂
Thanks! We’ve got another opportunity tonight to see these lines if we go to the UT/Vandy game. But it’s gonna be cold, and I’m not sure I can sit on concrete after dark and in the cold. Contemplating! Thanks for reading & commenting!
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Love the photos, specially last and 2nd last!
So glad you liked the pics. I love watching our band. They never cease to amaze me! Thanks for reading & commenting!
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I really enjoyed this post. I used to march and there’s just something about seeing a band perform that always draws me in! 🙂
It’s a lot of hard work being in a band. I was in the high school band, but these college kids work a lot early in the morning and afternoons, too. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Some fun lines here!!
I think I can see it clearly…emm..I mean..the lines.
Of course you can. They just curve a lot!!!