Tryouts were held in the middle of November and Claire tried out for, and got the lead part as Santa. We were very, very proud of her and of course, she kicked butt!!!!!
She was also involved in the Senior Choir (grades 4-6) and the Hand Bell Choir. The members of the Hand Bell choir get up and head to the school for practice every Thursday morning at 7:00 am. That means that we are up and out the door at 6:40 am every Thursday so that we can pick up Claire's friend, Addison, and head to the school. It is totally worth the sacrifice of a few minutes extra sleep to see the kids performing soooo well.
This year was Claire's last elementary school concert as she will age out when she moves up to grade 7. I have to admit that I was a little teary when this realization hit me during the concert while I was watching Claire and her friends up there on the stage. They are all growing up into such amazing young women. It just all seems to be slipping away so quickly, but at the same time I am so excited to see what becomes of all of them as they grow. Ahhhh, being a parent!!!
The Beginning of the play with the Senior
Choir on stage, ready to perform
Claire and Emma ready to sing
Eve singing her heart out
Here is a video of the Choir performing one of their songs.
Claire performing in the Hand Bell Choir
Emma with her bell in the Hand Bell Choir
Here is a video of the Hand Bell Choir performing!!!
Claire watching the music
Emma playing her hand bell
The Hand Bell Choir
Sheraya and Addison, the reindeer
Claire as Santa. HO HO HO!!!!!
Emma, the Pirate. ARRRRGGGG!!!
This is a video of Emma singing the Pirate Song. Sorry it is sideways. GRRR!!!
Eve as an Elf. She had a speaking part and was AWESOME!!!
Spencer and Troy. Troy was one cool cowboy pirate!
Adorable Eve again!!!