To move through disappointment with poise is a difficult thing to learn. I'm proud of my son for a few reasons this weekend. Cooper is already involved with Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, which has been a goal of his for 3 years. He decided to audition this weekend for their "B Corps" which is for high school aged kids and is a very intense program. Knowing he would be the youngest, and possibly the least experienced, he gave it 200%. And while he didnt make it into B Corps, they asked him to please come back next year after having a year's experience marching with C Corps.
Of course his disappointment was evident, but at the same time he talked with me about the positives of the weekend and started mapping out his path this next year until 2020 tryouts next December.
In today's world of "everyone gets a trophy and everyone gets accepted", I'm sooo proud of how he has handled this. And it's lit a fire in him to make sure he gets in next year. #ProudProudMommy #BlueDevilsDrumAndBugleCorps #Trumpeter #Determination #Drive