Sunday, January 31, 2010

All-County Choir

My son Jacob tried out and made the All-County High School Choir, comprised of students from several (not sure the number; 4-6) high schools in the county. After making it, they had rehearsals at his school and then, as performance time approached, the rehearsals were with all the kids from all the schools that made the ACC. These rehearsals were spread out in between 3 different schools in 3 different cities, so there was a lot of driving and arranging of schedules involved.

The performance was held last night, Saturday the 30th, at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach (beautiful school). Isabel awoke from a nap with a 102 degree fever, so David stayed home with her while I took Jacob, in his tux, to the school.

The "Rolex 24" was also being held down the road at a little place you may know. The Daytona International Speedway. The school and the track were on the same road, a mile apart. I was expecting horrific traffic, but it wasn't that bad at all.

The All-County Middle School Choir was really, really good. These are the best of the schools but I was still not prepared with how good the middle school kids were. There was even one violin player who accompanied the pianist on one song. She was so good.

The following pictures and videos were taken with my small Fuji. Unfortunately, our video camera is NOT digital. It uses tapes and came with zero capability to load on a computer for uploading. :( The digital camera can only hold so much. I had to lower the quality to the very worst to be able to get 1 & 1/2 songs on the card.

Jacob is on the right side of the stage, bottom row, third from the right. Just a reference so you can see where he is in the videos.

This first one is "How Lovely are the Messengers," by Mendelssohn. Dr. Andrew Larson, from Stetson University, was guest conductor.

Next we have 3/4 of the song "Reuben & Rachel." My xd card ran out of space.

They sang two more pieces and were joined by the Middle School kids to perform one final joint number.

The kids from Jacob's high school that made the All-County, along with their teacher in the grey suit, Mr. Greg LeFils.

I took my cool, talented kid to Chili's for dinner. With him in his tux, we received several curious looks. :)

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Big sis said...