This weekend was concert weekend for the Children's Chorus. May, Sweets, and Buddy performed magnificently! They practiced three hours Saturday morning, performed at 7pm Saturday night, practiced two hours before Sunday's performance at another venue, and performed again at 4pm Sunday. In addition, May and Buddy sang with the church choir for their year end presentation in church Sunday morning. Whew!
It is amazing how much these three have improved. May has really come out of her shell and is comfortable singing and doing the choreography. Her facial expressions are fantastic! Sweets has always sung beautifully. She is quite relaxed when performing, but scans the audience to see who she can find! Buddy was very into the songs this time. He has been fairly frozen in past performances, but he participated fully and did a wonderful job singing!
May's birth father and his sister came to Saturday's performance. I believe they thoroughly enjoyed it. I received some very nice text messages afterwards. May was excited to talk with them after the show, and her dad congratulated not only her, but the other two kids as well. I'm so glad that we have him in our lives.
Three of Sweets' teachers came to the concert Saturday. She was ecstatic and bubbled over when she met them afterwards! Unfortunately, her dad did not come. Sweets no longer expects him to, even though I must have reminded him a dozen or so times.
My parents and good friend came with me Saturday, and two friends from church came Sunday. I know the kids really appreciate all the support. The concerts are a lot of fun for them, especially after so much work all year long!
Saturday's performance had extra excitement when a child from another theater in the performing arts complex pulled the fire alarm and the entire facility had to be evacuated in the middle of the first half of the concert. Luckily there was no real emergency, but our 300 chorus kids all got kuddos for behaving so well during the evacuation!