Back in September, Max had auditioned for choir with some of his friends and made it. At the beginning of December, they had their first concert at Silverado HS. I was the only one that got to attend that one. Throughout the year they would have one or two practices every week depending on whether or not they were getting ready for a concert. He was fine with that until it cut in to his PE on Thursdays.
On Monday, April 25th they had their Spring Concert. Darric and I dropped Max off at Silverado at 5:50 so the students could get ready. Then we had to run Madison to practice at Green Valley. (Kenzie was already at the HS watching the boys' volleyball game) By the time we got back, there was a long line of people waiting to get in. We got in the back of the line and shortly after, they opened the doors.
Of course, the front part of the theater was already filled by the time we came in, so we sat in the back. The show was short and sweet. They sang ten songs. Three Little Birds, Now Let Me Fly, Sourwood Mountain, Little Swallow, Chicken on the Fencepost, Poor Old Crow, Blackbird, Lullaby, Ah Poor Bird and Kookaburra. During every song except Blackbird, different students took turns playing the instruments. Max got to play an xylophone during the last song, Kookaburra. I think that was one of my favorite songs because it was quirky. And I teared up a little during Blackbird because their voices sounded so pretty with the music. Their music teacher does a good job with these concerts.
Max's favorite part of choir was the party they got to have the Thursday after their concert. The PTA provided pizza for all of the students and everyone was asked to bring in a snack/treat/drink. Max brought in some bags of M&M cookies. He ended up having 2 slices of pizza, some smile gummies and a juice box. He also brought home 2 different rice krispies treats and a certificate they all got from their teacher.
This is one more of those elementary school events that will be a "last" for us. Next week is field day, the last one, and there is a good chance I will tear up at some point during the day. (I really need a new pair of sunglasses)