Friday at the St. Johns Hospital Chapel was the last performance for the Chamber Choir outside of the school in 2010. I am proud of the work that the Chamber Choir put in this fall and the support they've received from the school and their parents. So many great performances surely brightened the Holiday season for many in our community.
Today we performed at 4 of our Kickapoo feeder schools. I wonder after these days if my students realize two things:
1. They are like rock stars to many of the elementary and middle school kids they sing for.
2. They are singing for the students who are the future Kickapoo Concert and Chamber choir.
It was truly a great day with great performances all around. Thank you to my students, the young boys and girls we sang for, and the teachers and administrators who welcomed us in to their schools.
Friday evening the Chamber Choir sang at the Nativity Celebration at the LDS church on Cox Road south. We were one of four groups to perform and one of two who sang an entire set of songs along with the Brett Family, a theater ensemble from the Branson Missouri Strip. Saturday night we sang for the Luminary drive at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. That was one extremely COLD night! The wind whipped at 30 mph with gust up to 45. After only singing for 30 minutes (in ten minute shifts to stay warm) we loaded up and headed back to the visitors center where we sang another 50 minutes. There we also had hot apple cider and a furnace to stay warm! Following that performance up with 4 crockpots of hot soup and hot chocolate to drink at the home of our booster club president and we had a quite a night!
After working for 2 months on our music we began performances on December 3rd. As of tonight we have performed 4 times over 5 days and have become a solid, confident, and cohesive ensemble. I am very proud of the Chamber choir and know that we will continue to grow as an ensemble over the next 15 scheduled performances this month!