Anita Russell, parent of Teal Sound member John Russell, submitted this photo and caption.

Last weekend Teal Sound held its first weekend audition camp, and to kick it off we celebrated our 2008 season at the annual Teal Sound Banquet. For the Holidays this year, I decided to have a 'Teal Tree' in honor of Teal's opening drill formation of their Voices of the Seasons show. I found this nutcracker ornament covered in Teal sparkles and thought he'd be a perfect addition to our tree. I added a little plume which I made from a few feathers I picked up in Bloomington after the '08 DCI World Championship Finals. A few more musical ornaments and a couple of patches complete the "Teal Tree" theme.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!