WV Youth Symphony – Spring Concert

Charleston, WV – May 5, 2013

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Archive – 2013-01-08

Matt, Neale, Andy, and Kim

A new collection of scanned photos from the Blackwood Family Archive was recently posted to http://photos.andrewblackwood.us.

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Sandy’s Arrival in Canaan Valley

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Kanawha River Row – 1x

Had a nice row with my former coach, Jeff Chiparo, on the Kanawha River.

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Capital HS Band – Ripley Vikingfest 2012


  • Auxiliary¬†– 2nd Place
  • Twirler – 1st Place
  • Field Commander – 2nd Place
  • Percussion – 2nd Place
  • Band – 2nd Place
  • Overall – 2nd Runner-up Grand Champion

CHS Band – Kanawha County Daily Mail Band and Majorette Festival


  • Grand Champions

Capital HS – Poca Heritage Day Band Festival

Division I – Class A Awards

  • Color Guard – 2nd Place
  • Drum Major – 2nd Place
  • Percussion – 2nd Place
  • Band – 1st Place
  • Outstanding Marching – 1st Place
  • Outstanding Music – 1st Place
  • Outstanding Show Design – 1st Place
  • Grand Champions


Capital HS vs Riverside HS – Pregame Show

Capital HS vs Riverside HS – Halftime Show

Hinton Visit

Hinton, WV — I had a meeting in Hinton and took Madelene along for the ride.