Yikes, I haven’t posted anything all weekend or yesterday! A few key points need to be dealt with first.
First, I tag Churlita to be the next word chooser for Saturday Scavenger Shots! You are it, Churlita! Make us proud!
Second, it dawned on me yesterday that I never asked for June ideas for the next calendar, so June has not been created yet. I will try to work on it tonight or tomorrow, so if you have any ideas for June holidays let me know and I’ll post em!
Finally, I also did not post photos for the word “rambunctious”. I felt like most of my weekend was rambunctious, so that brings me to my choir concert….
It went so freaking well! I think our director was very happy with us. Even the challenging songs were all hammered out by that time. The song “You are the Music in Me” was welcomed by some youngsters in the audience who know the movie. Our director told the audience about how he and a few others in the choir were the only ones who were familiar with the “High School Musical” movies. I was familiar with them, I just didn’t care. Well some little kids up in the balcony raised their hands enthusiastically and a girl said, “Oo, I know it!” I think that added enthusiasm helped us sing that song for them.
We also got some happy clapping and “woo hoos” from the audience after we sang “Mountain Music” (he had the audience clap to the music, too) and “Friends in Low Places”. Good times, people, good times.
I noticed some changes this time around. First off, and this was way back when we started rehearsing again for this concert, our director finally discussed the last concert we had. Usually he doesn’t, he just moves on, so we don’t know what he really thought about it. Someone must’ve told him to mention it, because he did tell us that he was very pleased and we sounded great. Then after Sunday’s concert, he didn’t vanish like he usually does (it’s like he’s Batman). Instead, he stayed by the door leading to the backstage and greeted each one of us as we walked by with either a hug or a pat on the back. I thought that was really nice, actually.
After the concert my mom and I went to a Thai restaurant for dinner. Good food, and a sunny, warm afternoon. I felt a little sad that it was all over and we wouldn’t begin practicing again until September (unless we do the July concert), but it’s also a nice break.
On Saturday, after dress rehearsal, I took some photos of the Baldwin-Wallace College campus and other stuff. Here’s a photo:
After I took this shot I glanced over and saw that the Cackler was looking at me. I told her I was just taking some photos.
“Oh okay, I was wondering why you were taking a picture of stairs (*cackle*)!
“From where I’m standing it looks really cool, because it leads up to the building across the street,” I tried to reason.
Still not quite getting the whole thing, she says, “Ooookay….”
In my last attempt, I said, “It’s where I used to go to college.” Oh well. I know it sounds crazy and stuff, but I’ll miss her rambunctious personality until the next time we meet. We were actually chit-chatting before the concert and it was a pleasant conversation.
Anyway, I am very happy that our concert went well, and if any of you are interested in hearing a little, the CDs should be mailed out to us during the Summer. Once I get mine I will put a song or two up here.
Also, I took lots of photos on Saturday, but I won’t bombard you with all of them at once. Here are a few more, though, before I end this very long blog post.
Here is the building where our concert was held, at the Kulas Musical Arts Building. It’s part of Baldwin-Wallace College.
Here is the Lindsay Crossman Chapel, located on Front Street, next to Marting Hall on the BW campus.
Finally (for today), this is a close-up shot of some beautiful flowers located in front of the United Methodist Church of Berea, where we usually have choir practice. I’ve been meaning to take photos of this church for awhile now, and finally got to it.