Good morning and happy weekend!
It's been a very busy week: we've received our hotel information and
our schedule, we know where we'll be for our friendship concert and who
will serve as our clinician. All in all, we've got most of the major
details nailed down, and I am very excited!
The girls will begin their pre-event rehearsal push this week,
nailing down solo opportunities within some of our music... of which
there is a lot. <3 We'll also go over the trip packet information to
make sure everyone is aware of my expectations (not that I'm concerned
about this group - they are *fantastic* people) and the schedule.
As this update's title suggests, we're getting closer!
THANK YOU if you've already donated, and THANK YOU if you've made other folks aware of this "crowd-funded" means of supporting the girls!
Remember, this is "all-or-nothing!" We need to reach our goal of $5500 or the project dies unfunded.
We'll find our final $1,360, I'm sure of it! Please let folks know
about us! Family, friends, co-workers, book club members, running
buddies, neighbors, folks at church... anyone in the world can donate!
For you, a little media with this update: this is a photo from the Bearettes visit to the Singing Men of Ohio University in Athens. The young women were guests of the men (who are a terrific group of people and great friends of ours!) and performed together in concert. A great, beautiful memory!
Also - a recording made by realMusic AV of Richmond. These are the fine folks who will create our documentary! The piece is "Baba Yetu" and is the Lord's Prayer in Swahili. The orchestra is comprised of former and current Albemarle High School students - also a beautiful, beautiful memory.
Please feel free to pass on and share with the planet.
Thank you again, a thousand times!