Heat wave and marching band

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Registered: 11-01-2001
Heat wave and marching band
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 8:36am

Today starts Color Guard, Drumline, and Pit camps at our high school. I'm hoping the directors and coaches are wise enough to keep all the groups inside during the heat wave.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 8:52am

I no longer have kids in athletics or band, and was lucky enough to not have them be required to practice when it was extremely hot out.

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 10:27am

I don't have a ds in sports, he is now out of highschool.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 11:50am

My kids were in marching band for YEARS, and I remember those days vividly.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 12:25pm
Bunnie, OT, but that's funny, I had to think about it, I was thinking my DH was in basic training at Fort. Sill the same time as your son, but no, he was there a year earlier May - July 2004. I went to his graduation, it was miserable for the 3 days I was there. All I could think of was goodness, please don't let him get stationed here! LOL!

I did drop Jordyn off at the high school yesterday to leave for 4 days at the lake house with cheer doing all the run through signs for football season and it must have been the ROTC kids out there in their uniforms doing something in the parking lot and I felt bad at how hot it is right now, and its predicted to be 100 all week.
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Registered: 12-06-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 1:45pm

The past few weeks have been unusually cool here so conditioning

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:48pm

LOL I clearly remember sitting in the bleachers in the SHADE at Ft. Sill for Z's graduation and thinking that weather was not fit for man nor beast!

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 3:28pm
Yes, DH first was supposed to be stationed in either Ft. Riley, KS or El Paso, I told him go ahead, I'd join him once he was stationed elsewhere. LOL! Then they decided on Ft. Hood for him also, which is where he finished out his service. Good luck to your DS, DH did one deployment, he would do another in a heartbeat, but we decided it was best to go inactive when his contract was up. I've seen some of your posts about your DS's issues after deployment, I hate to admit we've went through a lot of the same issues with my DH after his deployment, in fact we're still working through them...

Yes, DH said that its better to wear the loose, long sleeved clothing over there, and wool socks, because they wick the sweat away from the body easier than stifling it up against the skin and sweating is the body's natural cooling process. DH was a combat medic over there, and drinking room temperature water as opposed to cold water is actually better, that's a trick for anyone out there, because the body absorbs the room temperature water better than cold water which takes time for the body to warm back up again inside.
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Registered: 11-01-2001
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 4:54pm

Today ended up being cooler than predicted, but seriously humid from some brief rain that rolled through.

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Registered: 03-22-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 5:51pm

I would find out what your school district's policy on heat is and make sure they are following it.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 8:37pm

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