Wow, what amazing performances from kids that were selected to perform in this! It was rather frustrating since we couldn’t find Emily and where she was sitting exactly. But I recorded the songs she did
Boy it was absolute chaos just trying to drop Emily off. There were buses, cars, people. I was really worried I would not get her there in time, but she made it! I didn’t even bother trying to look for parking since I am sure pretty much all spots would have been taken anyway, so cruised down to the Bradley Center parking.
When Gwen and I got our seats. And I noticed we didn’t get the programs. So I run back to nab up 2 and as we are sitting, she points out that her other music teacher is there, he is directing Honors Band, then I am looking and notice a friend of mine from when I used to work Blockbuster, she is directing the Elementary Choir, then also noticed someone I went to High School with, he was directing Honors Orchestra. Wow, small world!
But when I saw my friend from Blockbuster, her husband was my boss. I start scanning the audience for her husband to see if he is there, and right behind me a few rows up is my friend Bridget’s husband. I start looking for her and don’t see her, then I start looking for just one of her daughters and don’t see them either, then Gwen tells me I look like a creeper/stalker, so I stop looking…lol But of course, after the show, I see them as we are leaving, but didn’t stop to say Hi, being as it was absolute madness trying to get out of that place, but if I had known before the program started, I would have went to say Hello. *ugh*
Then as we are waiting in the vestibule for Emily, I see an old friend from middle school, Joe Bree. Which I thought he was living in California. Didn’t know he is living back in Milwaukee, but maybe he was only visiting. ???
Then I saw Patrick that I went to high school with. This is the guy that is going to help me with my basement and what tips he can offer to build a solid room. 🙂 I didn’t stop to say Hi to him either, we have a reunion coming up and we will all be able to catch up then. Otherwise, it was wall to wall people and I guess the arrangements for kids leaving was not at all rehearsed, and it was one big ole mess.
The program itself was amazing. I am just thrilled to say I now have two children who have participated in this festival.
Adam Murphy’s piece that he directed was rather a snoozer. It was still amazing though. I love instrumental music, but prefer upbeat tempos. (They did “The Dark Knight Suite”) God knows, I have wayyyyy too many soundtracks, that I really need to downsize on my iPod or create their own folder, something. 😛 (My all time favorite is “A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics”. As a kid, it was “The Entertainer” and “Music Box Dancer”, which both are used for ice cream trucks in these parts…LOL)