Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Spirit of America Radio Show

"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"

This is the specialty number I sang in with Camiah and Lorianne.

Chords of Faith was a special guest performer, singing "To Where You Are"

For the past 6 months I have been rehearsing for an amazing production called The Spirit of America Radio Show. It is in honor of our veterans, who have served honorably and bravely defending our country. It is sponsored by one of the stakes in the area, but is way more than any church production I have ever seen. We opened two nights ago with a bang! We have 2 shows today, and then we will tour around the area. Our big 4 shows are at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, a 600 seat theater that has been packed for our first 2 shows! It has been an incredible experience. It has also been very time consuming, especially in the past month (thus the lack of posts). My family has been really supportive, as they haven't seen me practically at all for a while now.

The shows order is this:
America the Beautiful
50 Nifty (United States)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter
Chattanooga Choo Choo
To Where You Are
MGM Medley (That's Entertainment, San Francisco, Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Singin' in the Rain)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Doo Wop Medley
Mountain Music
This is America (Military Medley)
God Bless the USA

The song that touches me the most is "This is America". In this song all members of the audience who served, or their families served, in the military, stood as a member of their branch came to attention and we sang their military anthem. It was just amazing.

To Where You Are is a very special song to me. It is a song that my family listens to, and reminds us of my grandfather.

Mountain Music--Oh play me some mountain music....what a fun song! There was a group that sang the song, then different sets of dancers. I danced with a group of line dancers, lots of hours rehearsing for this one.

I've met a ton of really cool people, I will miss seeing them every week. But look forward to singing with them again through the years.

If you want to sift through the more than 500 pictures of the show, here's the link.


Todd said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I miss singing in a big, good group like that!

Deanna said...

Sounds super fun! I'm so jealous! I'm glad you get to do it!

Chas said...

sounds great for you!! Sounds like a fun show.