This weekend we’re heading off on a retreat with the high school students. It will be a quick trip, but should be a good chance to connect with the kids and allow them some “get-to-know-you” time outside of the classroom. I’m excited to go, as I have almost half the high school in choir. It will give me a chance to brush up on names & see them in a different setting.
I showed my choir students a clip of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem yesterday. It was the “Hosanna” section – the same text as one of the pieces my kids are working on. It’s a fantastic recording, and gave them a good look at how posture and facial expressions are so important to a good sound. It was amazing the results I got! Their energy was up, which improved everything! I love having 23 voices!!!
In general school news:
Our total student-body count is up to 214, which is a huge answer to prayer from last year! The school budget has a surplus, even after calculating all the sports, music & class trips, end-of-the-year events and any other little things that got cut in past years. Thank you so much for joining us in lifting up our school & the administrators. HE is truly blessing!!