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I apologize for the lack of updates recently!  I can’t even begin to tell you how busy I’ve been with school, work, band, football games, homework, and trying to have some fun!!

Last weekend was pretty rough losing to UCONN.  I’m over it now, but poor calls were definitely made and justice was definitely NOT served..not to mention Hurricane Hanna drenched everyone, haha.  But anyway, Ashley’s friend Denise, who goes to University of Delaware, came up for the weekend so that was a lot of fun.  We hung out all weekend with our friends and by Sunday the weather was much better.  Ashley, Denise, and I went down to Center City because my phone had water damage from the game, and Ash’s phone has just been acting up.  So we fixed that problem at the Verizon store and then walked around to Love Park, the new Comcast building (which is BEAUTIFUL btw), played with the dominoes and SORRY! pieces, and actually walked home all the way from City Hall to Temple.  We’ve never done that before.. and it only took about half an hour.. and it was such a nice day outside so we al enjoyed ourselves.  

This past weekend was a TON of fun since it was Ashley’s 20th Birthday, on September 11th.  A lot of us went out on Thursday night and had a great time!!  Friday night Erin, Ashley, and I went down to Wilmington to watch Ashley’s brother’s football game.  He goes to Salesianum School and they were playing William Penn.  Sallies won, even though they weren’t favored to.  It’s always a lot of fun to watch them and eat at the tailgate afterward.  Then Saturday Ashley’s mom was having a family party for her birthday at her house.  Ashley thought it was only family and family friends.. but Greg, Erin, Bryan, and I drove down to her house to surprise her, along with one of Ashley’s high school friends, Gina.  Ash was really surprised!!!  So overall, it was definitely a good weekend. 

Right now though I have to go do some homework.  Boo.  So more updates later on!!

 

-[Monica]

 

The new Comcast Center building! 

 

Inside the Comcast Center building.  Do you see how CLEAR that picture of the Philly skyline is?!  That is a screen!!  When it’s not showing pictures, it shows the image of the wall below it, so it looks like there is no screen there at all.  Coolest thing.

 

Love Park fountain with City Hall in the background.  I love Philly. 

 

Ashley, Denise, and Me in Love Park

 

Ashley and Me with the SORRY! pieces by City Hall 

 

View of the Comcast Center Building 

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Sorry..you can never resist that cliché.  It seems that WHENEVER I tell anyone I’m at band camp.. it is always brought up, so I figured I’d bring it up first this time, haha. Sunday evening was our first rehearsal and then we’ve had full days (9am-930pm) Mon, Tues, and today.  Today was our last full day and tomorrow we only have morning block til noon and then the parent preview at 2pm, when friends and family come to the turf field to see what we’ve done the past few days, etc.  

For anyone who doesn’t know, the Diamond Band usually does 3 shows throughout the football season.  We rehearse MWF from 4-6pm and have rehearsals and games on Saturday.  It’s a lot of fun and the rehearsal schedule isn’t bad at all.  The first show we’re doing this season is a Guitar Hero show, featuring Slither by Velvet Revolver, Crazy Train by Ozzy, and Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas.  Talk about a good line-up, right?  The music is great!!  We got the entire show put on the field, marching and playing, by the end of tonight.  The drill is pretty cool, too, but it just needs to be cleaned.  Our first home football game is Saturday, September 6th vs. UCONN!  We will hopefully and finally get some justice, since we all know Temple won last year’s game at UCONN.  

Anyway, it’s been a long few days, so this is going to be a short post.  I’m exhausted!!  But of course I have some pics to post!!

 

Me and my trumpet at the turf field

 

Some people playing frisbee and relaxing before the night block started (630-930pm)

 

Erin with her baked potato at lunch in the new J&H Dining Hall!!!  It is beautiful inside!!


My trumpet music for Slither..those eighth notes are great to play!

 

Copy of a drill chart for one of the moves during Slither..it’s supposed to look like the actual Guitar Hero game where you can see the buttons moving toward you in the center..

View of the skyline from the field.. so pretty at dusk 🙂

 

That’s all I’ve got for now.. I’m beat!!  Gnight 🙂

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