It's not a good photo. It's made even worse by the fact that I was taking a picture of a picture.
I think this was 8th grade. This was at the DUC (Downing University Center) on the campus of Western Kentucky University. We were there to participate in a band festival. I played the clarinet.
Yes I am wearing a hoodie with a flannel shirt over it. And shorts. It was the age of grunge. Don't judge.
I should also mention that I spent a few hours today at the same KMEA Concert Band Festival in the same Van Meter Auditorium watching my older daughter play her flute with her school's 6th grade band. I even ran into my old middle school band director. Oh and they earned a DISTINGUISHED! Woo!