Bonnie Mason submitted this photo and caption.

This is a photo of four members of Santa Clara Vanguard's color guard from last summer – one is my daughter Desire'e – while the corps was in Pennsylvania for the DCI Eastern Classic in Allentown. Rochelle, Rachael and Samia were all 2008 age-out members, and Dezi will finish her drum corps career in 2009.

It is just such a thoughtful picture of the end of summer. They are from all over and without the drum corps experience, could have never gotten to be such great friends. As a parent, that is something we all hope for for all our kids; good friends, an ethic of hard work, fun and best of all, wonderful memories.