Friday, May 7, 2010

Hope of America

Kids from 33 local Elementary Schools, 4000 5th graders in total, spent this school year learning and practicing 13 or so original patriotic songs revolving around the basic theme "We are the Hope of America." (And actually there was double that number, totalling 8000 kids - they were doing a repeat performance with the other half of the schools the following night). They got a CD to bring home to practice (Abigail loved telling me it was her "homework" to be listening and singing to her music). They got a t-shirt. And they got to take a field trip to the stadium to rehearse. What fun!! Abigail absolutely loved everything about it.

Here is a super-duper-zoomed-in fuzzy-out-of-focus picture of Abigail on the far right (brown hair) and her best friend next to her.

And here is the 93 yr old woman who danced and did the SPLITS!! She was kind of amazing. They had a few different performers in between the songs, mostly Hispanic and Polynesian dancing, which was fun but not necessarily relevant to the purposes of this program, in my opinion.

And here is Abigail after the performance.

All in all, it was very cute. They had a lot of synchronized hand gestures and a pretty impressive flashlight show which made it all visually entertaining.
We had left our house at 4:45 to go meet Zac and pick up some dinner. We got there at 6:20 (she was supposed to be there at 6:15). Program started at 7:30 and ended about 8:30 or so. It took until after 9 to get out of the parking lot. Almost an hr to drive home. And then, as we were pulling up the driveway we realized that we had left Zac's car back where we had met him after work (to save time). UGH!! SO we had to drive another 20 min there and back to pick up his car. And we got home at almost 11.
Fun stuff. :)

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

looks pretty fun! I'm sure he'll always remember this!

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