After a full morning of rehearsals at the hotel, we checked out and headed down to the Bob Carr Center for Performing Arts downtown Orlando. At 1:30 the choir performed their set for the 4 judges. After a few days of bonding, the choir performed the best I have ever heard them. They were unified a sang beautifully. You could tell they had become a "family".
The mass rehearsal followed and ended the day and the trip with a mass concert with each group performing pieces on their own as well as the mass choir and orchestras performing "The National Anthem", Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria", and ending with "America the Beautiful". It was an amazing concert and one the kids will never forget.
After the concert we boarded the bus for the 19 hour ride home. It was then that they found out the results from their performance. Mr. C announced the scores over the microphone. Out of a score of 100, the judges gave 95, 95, 95, and 96! They were very impressed with the Kickapoo Chamber Choir.
We have finally arrived home and everyone should be getting a good night sleep in their own bed before heading back to work and school tomorrow. It was truly an amazing trip. Mr. C is gracious enough to let me travel with them every year, and each year is so amazing. I am so proud of the kids, the school, and of course my husband who spends as much time with these kids as he does his own and thinks of them all as his own. I am a proud "Mama Corn" as they have adopted this year. Be proud of what they do and what they have accomplished. They are all wonderful and I look forward to seeing them grow.