Whew, long title I know but I needed it all to be said.
Do you watch Glee, the television show about a Glee Club or as we call it Show Choir? It's definitely on my Tivo. In our part of the country show choir is kind of a big deal. It starts in the middle schools and all three of my kids were involved in it at one time to greatly varying degrees. Liz loved it the boys on the other hand reluctantly auditioned and participated only briefly.
I was a groupie show choir mom. I loved it then and I miss it now so Glee is my vicarious substitute for the real thing.
This past weekend the high school that our kids went to hosted the annual Mo Show competition for show choirs across the state and around the midwest. I had heard that there were so many terrific performances but one of several that stole the show was a soloist from the middle school that our kids attended. So thanks to Sara, one of my facebook buddies and a teacher at the host school, and Nepotv.com I was able to see this video.
I hope you will take just a minute and sit back, listen and be amazed by the incredible talent of Shawndell Young and Classic Edition. Shawndell is a sixth grader at McKinley Middle School. What are you in sixth grade like eleven? Maybe twelve? Wow. Future American Idol? Could be. I'd vote for him.
It is performances like this that really drive home the argument that we NEED to keep music in our schools. What a tremendous opportunity and learning experience this was for these young performers. Well done.
I was so hoping that there would be an Inspired By Party at The Inspired Room this week and there is. I was so excited by this young man I want to share him with the world. A friend of mine told me tonight that he has been singing at church and sounding like this since he was four. That would explain his stage presence. Now I'm off to see what my friends at The Inspired Rooms found inspiring this week. I hope you will join me there.
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