One faithful reader of the Speaking of South Kitsap blog recently wondered where the heck I’ve been and why I’ve haven’t been posting here of late.
Well, I haven’t been totally twiddling my thumbs.
For the past couple weeks, my attention has been diverted to coverage of the South Kitsap High School Marching Band’s upcoming trip to Pasadena and the Rose Parade. As part of the Kitsap Sun’s coverage of this exciting event, we are hosting a blog that will include contributions from band members, Band Booster parents and a school board member.
The band leaves for L.A. Dec. 27. We’ll be following their adventures day by day through the blog as they soak in the sun, play at Disneyland and do other cool stuff.
On Dec. 31, the day before the parade, Kitsap Sun photographer Meegan Reid and I will join the band as they prepare for the parade New Year’s day, and the performance of a lifetime. We’ll be posting from the grandstands along the parade route and filing a story, photos and a video later in the day.
You, too, can be part of the action. Aside from reading the blog, students, parents and friends of the band can upload pictures and videos to the Kitsap Sun’s Web site under the South Kitsap Band March to the Roses heading. We’ll pull as many as we can to the blog, and kitsapsun.com readers will be able to enjoy them in a gallery all their own. E-mail your thoughts and observations for publication on the blog to email@example.com.
As for Speaking of South Kitsap, it is and always will be my first bouncing baby blog. After a short break in early January, I’ll be back to Speaking of South Kitsap. Thanks for your patience and dedication to the blog. Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.
Chris Henry, South Kitsap reporter