I was asked if I'd like to help with a fundraiser for the Volcano Vista High School marching band. Yes! I certainly would. What a fun experience for me - I got to meet some really great high school kids, enjoyed the cool uniforms, and I loved the instruments.
I don't know how they wear those hats, that would be tricky for me. But then my only marching band experience was in middle school, where funnily enough my husband and I marched in the same band at the same time (but did not know each other for many more years) to a rousing version of "Party All the Time". I bet you didn't know that that song had been arranged for marching band. It's a real shame that there was no youtube back then... or is it???
Anyway - here are some awesome kids and some great instrument pictures:
It was a fun challenge for me to come up with ideas for posing that would be interesting and artistic.
I wanted to get all the students a decent variety of proofs to choose from, including a good straight shot,
and I also wanted to show their love of music if I could.
The tuba players were especially impressive. That is a lot of instrument to haul around!
Although I went to a regular public high school, somehow I got through the whole thing without ever really knowing about the color guard. I guess I did not pay attention at half time or something. So it was a fun surprise to me that they toss and catch rifles.
I also really love to incorporate instruments and hobbies into my senior portrait sessions! You can get more information about my senior photography at my website here. If you're interested in a senior session, give me a call or email for more information - I'd love to chat with you about it!