Last night my family attended the district-wide Festival of Bands held at our local high school. The Festival of Bands pulls together all of the woodwind, brass, and percussion band students throughout the entire school district, from 5th Grade through 12th Grade, for a combined concert. The concert showcases all of the hard work the band students have been putting in --my oldest, a flutist, among them-- and gives them a chance to shine on the stage. (Or in this case, gymnasium, as there were over 400 students assembled for the program.)
We left after the concert and went back home, just in time for my wife to realize that she'd accidentally a book she'd been reading behind. I went back to the high school to go hunt for the book, hoping that the building hadn't been emptied and locked for the night.
Luckily for me, I encountered one of the band directors when I was roaming through the gym, and he suggested we try the high school band's office. We crossed into the Commons area, and while he called his wife my eye was drawn to the lost-and-found shelf. I pointed to myself and at the shelf, and the band director nodded while he talked on his cell.
I searched under the hoodies and jackets and found a few notebooks which I searched through, but not much in the way of my wife's book. I set the notebooks back, and it was then that I noticed the owner's name of the topmost one:
Jimmy "Leeroy" Jenkins
"For the Horde!" I whispered, smiling.