Saturday, April 13, 2013

State of Art Fans

Peter's winterguard, State of Art from Michigan State University, is competing in the world championships down in Dayton, Ohio this weekend. Usually Ed and I are in the stands, cheering the guard on to do their best. I'm hosting a nasty sinus cold this weekend, however and we are in Arizona so that I can take a special photography class.

We are not excused from being fans, though, because we can watch via a live webcast that Winterguard International offers on their WGI Fan Network.

This photo shows our setup for the live performances. That's a laptop on the left. It is hooked up to a larger monitor on the right. The small purple device in front of the monitor is a set of speakers that plugs into the laptop. All of this equipment is stationed on one of the little plastic craft tables that sister Mary uses so often as "auxiliary" table space at her house.

The finals start at 9 am tomorrow. That's 6 am Arizona time, so I had better get some sleep so I can get up early and see the finals. State of Art made the finals and just might place in the top five. Well done, State of Art. Peter, we are very proud of you and co-director Orlando Suttles and the students in State of Art.

Congratulations. It's another good year for you and Winterguard at MSU.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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