There is a singing group called The Madrigals who travel around to schools each Christmas performing great songs, while wearing pajamas! This is an amazing group, who also sing more traditional, and classical songs as well. They've won awards in New York.
Each year they come to Navigator Pointe. The assemblies were today and are broken down into two performances; 6th - 9th grade, and then K - 5th.
This first song was at the conclusion of both performances. The director told us that since a highly anticipated movie is coming out in a few days that has something to do with Jedi, they decided to put a Star Wars spin on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Well, not only was I jumping for joy, smiling with anticipation, but a majority of the kids were all looking over at me and calling my name since they all know how much I love Star Wars!
The song was so much fun. I approached a few of the performers, and their director, showing them my Star Wars lanyard and various trinkets attached to it. They all got a kick out of my enthusiasm for the song.
I was hoping to get it filmed during the second assembly, which was with the younger kids. I was able to pull it off, and here it is.
Pretty awesome, right?
During their first performance, the ladies in the Madrigals performed the song, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", while the gentlemen found a place to sit in the crowd. In the first performance, one of my 6th graders was brought up on stage by one of the ladies, and they all began dancing with him. It was hilarious to watch, and he was embarrassed!
While I was waiting for the Star Wars song during the 2nd performance, I was talking to our music teacher in the music room and I heard the ladies again singing the song. I was curious to know if I'd recognize the boy they picked for this performance. I poked my head in....AND BRANDON WAS WALKING UP TO THE STAGE!! Needless to say, I booked it into the crowd and began filming!
This kid stole the show with his enthusiasm and ability to just have fun with it. I think this boy was meant to be on the stage. The faces he makes when the ladies all pretend to kiss him are PRICELESS!
When this performance was over, I once again went up to the performers and director, only this time I told them that my son was the boy they picked! We all got a great laugh out of it.
It was a great day!
On a side note: I realize that my blog hasn't been updated in MONTHS, and that a lot of the pictures are messed up.....oh well, I'll work on it during Christmas break!!