Well, it is Day 2 of Choir Tour!
After "Springing Forward" an hour Sunday, I think we all felt a little sluggish starting off our early morning. Our first stop was Austin High School in Decatur. We had the opportunity to warm up with this choir, and listened to a few pieces from them after our music set. I enjoy singing in an all girl's choir, but it sure is nice to hear an SATB (girls and guys) arrangement every once in a while. =)
Next was a short snack stop at Panera Bread, then it was off to Decatur High School for an early afternoon performance. Holly Beth, the Senior Song Leader here at Judson, started us off with a few Step Sing songs (which I believe our audience loved) as a warm up before our set. After singing, we had the opportunity to talk with the students about Judson and answer questions about our school. Because the whole choir could answer questions, we were able to offer personal experience about any major they were considering!
After a short stop for lunch at Parkway Place Mall, we headed to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Judson even paid for the choir's admission! If you live near Huntsville and have never been to the Botanical Gardens, you are missing out! We had such a great time taking pictures, visiting the Butterfly Garden, and of course, looking at all the pretty plants and flowers.
Story of the Day:
It was mid-afternoon, and we were taking pictures at the Wishing Well in the "Children's Center" when all of a sudden, rain came POURING down!! We all started laughing and ran back to the nearest building. I believe that so many of the memories you make are not about WHERE you are, but WHO you are with while you're making them. I'm so glad to have good friends to make memories with, from singing to laughing in the rain.
When it was time to split up in our host family groups, Maggie, Amanda, Miriam, Heather, and I all got to spend the night at Amanda's house! Amanda is one of my good friends at Judson, and since she lives in Huntsville, it worked out perfectly for us to just stay with her. Amanda's family is so sweet, and I'm glad they were willing (and brave enough) to open their home to 5 girls! Her mom fixed us an amazing dinner, and we were able to relax and watch a movie (Pirates of the Caribbean!) before calling it a night.
Stay tuned for more!
Until next time,