And I was too human this evening.
In the 8 seasons that I've been the Rittman band announcer, I have only committed three monumental goof ups during a show. Tonight was the third time. It was also the only time I couldn't laugh it off.
Because I was going by the prompts on the script and not by my gut reaction, I missed an introduction that would have recognized the seniors in the band.
Now during the marching season, the script never mentions the staff involved with the band. I don't write the script, but most of the time my name is the only adult name in the script and that is during our annual band show.
When the students are involved, I feel that their hard work should be recognized. If their names are in the script and I don't know how to pronounce it, I will get the correct pronunciation.
I was told that mistakes happen. Ed Sims told me tonight that I have to come back next year and do it right. Most of the students I talked to said it was no big deal. To me it is. Not because I'm a perfectionist(I'm not), but because sometimes the youth don't get credit for the good they do. I dropped the ball tonight. That's why I'm whipping myself.