Monday, May 20, 2013

Singing Solo!

Tonight Maddie took part in the 7th grade choir concert as a member of the Select Choir (7, 8, 9th grade students).  She had auditioned for a solo during one of the pieces and tonight was her performance!

Below you will find a video of that performance.  Here are a couple notes:

1.  This was filmed by Jake.
2.  Jake missed the sentence during my camera instructions that said, "Do not zoom in and out - it doesn't work so smoothly."
3.  Do not eat while attempting to view this video.
4.  If you choose to eat, please have a bucket at the ready.  Seasickness will result.
5.  I'm not exaggerating.  The sound is great.  However, I didn't actually "view" some of this video because I was getting motion sickness.
6.  This is only half the video he shot.  The first half he was still coming to grips with getting used to the zoom.  We did have a good laugh over this.  Not over Maddie's part - she rocked it! - But Jake said, "This is probably not my best work." I'm sure there will be plenty of concerts for him to try again.

Maddie sings the first solo (in case you are only listening and not actually watching).  There are two soloists after her, then the three of them sing together for a small verse before the choir finishes it out as one group.

We just could not have been more proud of her!  It takes a lot of guts to try out in front of your peers.  It takes a lot of guts to sing in front of total strangers after that.  She said she was a bundle of nerves, but you couldn't tell!  On top of it, she's been battling the start of a bad head cold all weekend just trying to make it to tonight.

A few weeks back Maddie said she thought she'd finally gotten to the point where she doesn't worry about getting up in front of people anymore.  Hooray!  I think that's a pretty great accomplishment for 8th grade!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Great solo, Maddie!

Great taping, Jake!