Photo of the Day: Sláinte

This weekend my husband and I attended one of our favorite annual events with a group of friends – the KC Irish Fest. This Irish band, We Banjo 3, rocked it! We all loved their show – from their musical talent, to their upbeat music, to their energetic stage presence.

(Sláinte = Cheers in Irish)

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Photo of the Day: Carolina Crown

Thursday evening I attended a Drum Corps International show (aka DCI or drum corp). If you’ve never seen or heard of drum corp, these are some of the most talented, athletic musicians on the earth. Think the movie Drum Line, only even more hard-core. Check out this video to see Carolina Crown, the best corp of the night (and possibly the upcoming National Champions). Their show is titled E=MC2 and is supposed to represent Einstein’s mind. Below is just one scene from their awesome performance.

Irish Shenanigans

Here are a few “street photography” shots from the Kansas City Irish Fest last weekend. It’s one of the best places to people watch.

Green, green, and more green (and a cute baby).
The band Millish put on a great show. I’d describe their music as Irish jazz.
I’m glad I wasn’t any closer, or I may have learned what they really wear under their kilts.
Not your typical Irish Fest spectator. Notice her dainty hat and the run in her hose. 🙂
The authentic and the eccentric…together as one.
Streets in downtown Kansas City are closed off for Irish Fest, which brings huge crowds each year. Notice anything amusing about this photo?
Check out this handsome guy.

 

Day 275: A Double Feature

I had to post two photos for Saturday. Saturday morning I had the privilege of doing family portraits for Bobby, Sarah, and baby Elise. I love this photo because it seems so real and natural. On Saturday evening I attended my former high school marching band’s “Electric Light Show.” My dad is the assistant band director there. I had a great time shooting photos of the band all lit up at night.

Sarah, Bobby, Elise, and Macy in their home.
The Louisburg High School Band "Electric Light Show".

Day 249: Lazy Day

I had a semi-relaxing Labor Day yesterday … or at least I didn’t have anything officially planned. After grocery shopping, grilling, and shopping at an outdoor mall, Jerod and I met my parents for the Kansas City Symphony’s Pops in the Park concert. Perfect temps and sunny skies made for a very beautiful and crowded concert. Beforehand kids got to experience the “instrument petting zoo” and try out a variety of musical instruments. After 13 years in band, I’ve never even played a bassoon!

A kid blows on the bassoon at the Pops in the Park "instrument petting zoo" on Labor Day.

Days 42-44: Faces of life

This weekend was busy, so I didn’t get a chance to post photos until today. Jerod and I went out to eat and to a Maverick’s hockey game with friends and family Friday night. On Saturday, we hung out with my family and attended a Fountain City Brass Band concert. If you like music at all, you would love them – they’re absolutely incredible musicians. They have a concert about four times a year at Mid America Nazarene. On Sunday we visited my grandpa in the hospice house and attended my cousins’ 2nd birthday party – complete with a bounce house!

Face off

Mavericks face off against the Colorado Eagles. They won 2-1 in OT.

Horns to the face

Fountain City Brass Band musician Scott Watson performs an exciting solo.

Baby face

Izac and Devon play with their new keyboard at their 2nd birthday party. They’re growing up so fast – hardly babies anymore!