Another fantastic senior session with Isabel at the Desert Botanical Gardens! Izzy danced and posed, and twirled in blue smoke- so many great memories to deliver to her and her family this week!
I am so blessed to have met Jayde! I didn’t know that I had already met her twice- or at least my camera had- at WGI winterguarde competitions the past two season!
She is a fantastic young person, gorgeous in every way, and she did such an amazing job at her senior session with so many lovely looks and her spunky personality!
Marching Matadors Class of 2019
Dynamic high quality vinyl high school senior banners for the Class of 2019 Marching Matadors of Shadow Mountain High, Arizona.
The Band Stand group photo- a traditional classic
Formally posed band sectionals and groups…and fun ones too!
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It was my pleasure to be a part of the Media Team for the Sandra Day O’Connor Marching Band Fall 2018! Congrats on your achievements and growth during a challenging season- you have shown you can conquer anything!
MARCHING BAND ACTION, GROUP PORTRAITS & COMPOSITES
CONTEMPORARY GROUP PORTRAITS & COMPOSITE PORTRAITS
TRADITIONAL PORTRAITS AND COMPOSITES AVAILABLE
“Anjeanette Photography shot individual and group Sr. Pics for the Thundering Herd Marching Band this fall. I was very impressed with the consistency of the pics, creative setup shots and her editing process for final prints. My daughter liked working with Anjeanette for this group and individual poses. If you are looking for something that is outside the normal Anjeanette is for you. She is a photographer with the eye of an artist. ”
— JASON ELKINS, 100 CUPS CONSULTING
This guy here, he is cool and calm as can be. Casually sitting for his senior portraits like it isn't the hottest dang day of my whole life! HA! But Nathan has been forged in the heat of the desert- as a trumpet marching for SDOHS and Phenom SoundSport he is no stranger to hard work and 100% effort regardless of the Arizona sun! Enjoy this sneak peek of a remarkable young man- more coming soon!!!
PHOENIX COLOR GUARD NEWS CREW RECAP:
I asked some of the members and directors of the Beech High School Marching Band in Hendersonville, Tn to give me quotes about what band does and brings to their lives and community. So much research has been done again recently on the positive benefit of music to lives and character everyday, and specifically its relationship between academic performance and cognitive ability.
So what is it about this crazy marching band life that appeals to folks anyway?
Marching band is team work. There are few other things that take the team work required to have a successful marching band and it's because of that team work life long friendships are made. A marching bands' goal is to have unified thoughts and actions throughout the season. To get each and every band member to think this way connections to each other have to forum and leaders need to encourage and guide the band. When a new marcher steps into band camp all they know to do is follow the veterans lead try their hardest to succeed. Aside from the basics the best friendships are formed during this time. It's almost unavoidable to forum at least one friend between the approximately 57 practices, many many football games, and competitions. I do not regret for one second joining marching band. It has dominated my life for the past five years and rarely throughout the season did my mind focus on much else. It has taught me how to be a leader and follower, how to encourage others and myself to be the best that they can be, and most importantly how to be myself. I have met so many people through marching band and have had friendships that I hope last a lifetime. Now that my seasons are over I'm not sure how to enjoy the end of my summers without practices and conversations of the latest show theme is, but as mentioned before I do not regret investing my time and energy into the Beech Buccaneer Brigade.
Music means so much to Kendall- check out her Youtube Miss Musical Dreams here!
Band practices start in July, and the season concluded in November. During an average season students practice between 4-9+ hours in temperatures ranging from 100-30 degrees, rain or shine.
Marching band has brought my quiet daughter to a place of confidence and pride in her work. She has learned to speak up, lead, and work hard toward new goals. As a parent, I take pride in knowing my child is part of a great organization, and we spend many Friday nights and Saturdays together at football games and competitions. The community spirit we feel from other families with children in the band is like a large family, and although volunteering for the band can be hard work and long hours, I wouldn't change it for anything. -Kim Waltenbaugh
The Brigade performed at Cornerstone Church for a Back To School special focusing on community and mascots.
2016 was the first year for Beech Buccaneer Brigade Alumni Night. Organized by the Band Booster fundraiser team of Jana Allen Smith and Lori Newbern Johns. every graduated band member-ever- was invited to come back to play in the stands and open the game festivities. The event will be annual so get out your instruments!
One of the last events in the marching season before the transition into concert performance season is the Hendersonville Christmas parade.
Beech High School in Hendersonville, TN.
Directed by Creighton H. Miller and R. Adam Clark
2016 Leadership and Officers:
Tom Herschberg and Allison McMurtry
Band Captain: Josh Whited
Line Captain: Jeremy Lanas
Flutes: Savannah Wright
Clarinets: Tyler Marion
Saxophones: Kendall Smith
Trumpets: Jimmy Ownby
Mellophones: Joey Matherly
Low Brass Captain: Emma Waltenbaugh
Contra Captain: Megan Chambers
Guard Captains: Tanea Rogan and Sarah Beth Young
Percussion Captain: Nicky Tackett
Front Ensemble: Gloria Cortes
Loyal Motivated Optimistic
After high school 'Bama born beauty Delaney is headed to University of Alabama, to major in Music Education. In the meantime she stays more than busy musically having earned positions on a few different orchestras! The Nashville Youth Orchestra, a division of The Nashville Symphony, and The Williamson County Youth Orchestra both chose Delaney as a performer. Additionally she was in marching band and concert band at her school. Recently, she was also awarded a spot on the All State Band! A National Beta Club member, Delaney is also a member of the Science Club. She spends any free time she finds after that hanging out with friends and at work. So honored to have taken Delaney's senior portraits!
Delaney is an active member of her high school marching band.
Delaney had concerns that she wouldn't look like herself in her session- I mean it can def be awkward to have someone basically staring at you and posing you for over an hour! There is so much excitement about these photos that sometimes seniors also worry about what to wear, how to pose, even what location to pick for a senior portrait sessions.
That is why I feel its so important to tell a senior portrait photographer about your ideas, dreams and activities so they can tailor the session too! Don't feel too shy to ask about all of that, and share you concerns or passions. Not being afraid to think outside the box, and enjoy yourself! I am always excited to hear about creative ideas and plans- and to do everything I can to make them happen. Of course, no matter how much planning that takes place being flexible and keeping that excitement up is also important- the day of Delaney's session downtown Nashville threw us for a few loops with an unscheduled fair at the capitol, and then LSU's homecoming by Nisson Stadium! what followed was a 45 min race to keep the light around downtown searching for parking in the crowds!
We had some challenges, but we still ended up with fantastic photos! The outcome was fantastic. I was so EXCITED when I saw the sneak peek! ~ Delaney
So glad we were early, and allowed some cushion. Despite the urban chaos,, a beautiful soul makes for beautiful photos, and we had great helpers on Delaney's team - her mother and boyfriend- to capture the high school finale of a talented and passionate young lady!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Bryce is a 2017 senior planning to attend college at Wittenberg University in a Psychology; pre-seminary track. All of his activities are surrounded in music, at church, band camp, and even during vacation he is working on his Trombone or bass guitar. Faith and music are so important to him we actually held his portrait session at his first choice location- his church St. Timothy Lutheran in Hendersonville! I love finding out locations FROM seniors, not because I am completely lazy because (I have a ton of favorite spots)
It is because I want this to be as MUCH about the senior as possible!
St Timothy’s prayer path, pictured below, is a favorite spot at church for Bryce.
According to Lord of Life Lutheran in Minnesota “The prayer path is a profound devotional tool. It can be a source of healing, creativity, self-knowledge and connection with the holy. Typically, the prayer path meditation involves three stages”. Learn more about it by clicking here or go ask at St. Timothy!
While I love that he thought his session was “pretty cool” ( this is sincerely the highest praise from a guy- I know its perhaps not the biggest or most favorite highlight of your year? HA!)
My favorite response from Bryce about his session is his advicefor other seniors preparing for their senior photography session- to “Just say, "yes, mom". It's makes life much easier”
Excellent! This young man is so funny, talented, and wise!
Fun fact: Bryce is the only one in his family that doesn't have brown eyes!
25 Dynamic Marching Bands...
... competed a few weeks ago at Sumner county's own Station Camp High School. The marching invitational is sponsored and run by the Station Camp Thundering Herd under the direction of Jim Reed, and The SC Band Boosters. In addition to the hard work of parents and vendors, this invitational would be impossible without the hundreds of hours put in by the Thundering Herd band students, led by Drum Majors Brian Mason and Ashley Leininger. Frankly, it was a brutally hot day, yet the bands performed artistically & wonderfully despite heat advisory warnings. Band kids are TOUGH! Marching bands condition long hours in the middle of the day through the summer holiday months to prepare- but I have to say I was so impressed at how effortless they made it look to carry several pounds of weight, doing intricate choreographed performances in 100 plus degrees.
BEECH HIGH BUCCANEER BRIGADE
CLARKSVILLE MARCHING BAND
COLUMBIA CENTRAL MARCHING BAND
DICKSON CO. MARCHING BAND
WEST CREEK MARCHING BAND
WHITE HOUSE MARCHING BAND
HENDERSONVILLE HIGH MARCHING BAND
MT JULIET HIGH MARCHING BAND OF GOLD
TULLAHOMA MARCHING BAND
SUMMIT HIGH MARCHING BAND
STATION CAMP THUNDERING HERD EXHIBITION PERFORMANCE
JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AWARDS-
MORE photos of shows and awards CAN BE VIEWED AT THIS LINK (email required):
Thank you to Station Camp Thundering Herd for asking me to cover your awesome contest! Congrats on a fantastic day & show!
I had a blast official photographer for the Station Camp High Thundering Herd last fall- wanted to share a few 'Senior' moments! Congrats Class of 2016!