Singing in the Rain
was the title of Cait's concert this past weekend with the Danville Girls Chorus. There were fewer photo ops this time, except of a certain little guy, but their voices were as stunning and passion-filled as during the Christmas concert.
Cait tried out for a solo (insert happy dance here), but didn't make it. However, she tried. She has so much more confidence as a singer, and while I think the church choir helped, DGC has really enforced that, as she puts it so eloquently, "Singing is just my thing". Mind you, this is when we discuss if she has thought about sports (other than speed-reading) at all. Nope, not gonna happen unless it's purely for fun.
We wised up this time, and Peter didn't just drop Caitlin off, but parked, and found a spot in line. Even at 8:45 a.m., he was chair #7. Keep in mind, each chair could represent any number of people. Kelsey, Nicholas and I took a little more time to get ready (postponing Nicholas's boredom during the wait), and remembered both the bouquet of flowers, and a cookie for our place-holder.
What can I say? It was fabulous. Unfortunately, no video or audio clips (we are such the rule followers), but we should have a DVD from them in the next month or so. Now, what I don't understand...when an organization goes out of there way to provide you with a free DVD which allows you to enjoy the show...why do people insist on crowding the back of the church with video cameras blazing away? Sigh.
Another sigh as we are really going to miss this chorus next year. Cait has really matured, takes the practices extremely seriously, and received an excellent rating. We are so content with her progress, and with the nature of the group, that I am really sad to leave. My only hope is that we find a choir equally as stimulating in our next location. I have found a few online, but hopefully can also get recommendations from the current director.
Now that would imply, of course, that she is interested in joining another chorus. My guess? You betcha. I have a feeling there won't ever be another audition like last year's, and yet, despite the frustrations, it was such a crucial turning point for her. Our heartiest congrats Little C, for a truly fantastically musical year!