Anyway, I frequently visit their blog and videos because these kids are just so awesome and talented and (best of all) emotional! You have never seen 10-year-olds who are not afraid to show their emotions like this before! You should probably go and watch, like, every video, but I will share my current favorite.
Ok, pretty awesome, right? There is something way better to come, trust me. Mr. B has his kids improvising a lot (something I also do--just usually on instruments). He is so incredibly supportive and you can tell how comfortable the kids are around him. Here is a video of two of his students improvising a duet while he plays a piano. Now remember these things:
- These girls are in the 5th grade (that's elementary school, guys).
- They come from Staten Island.
- They are making this up entirely as they go. No prior discussion or ideas.
If that's not beautiful, WHAT IS?!
Hopefully I will have some updates in the future about how my chorus is doing. Now, I can't promise anything like the videos you just saw. But they are certainly excellent inspiration for the principles a chorus could be built on.
Speaking of building--I have been so busy lately I haven't touched anything that has to do with home improvement. The first week of school really kicks it out of you! But I have so many projects and ideas that I want to accomplish, I just need to find the time and money!
Tomorrow I am going to my friend K's house to help her paint her living room. This is definitely going to be a learning experience for me. I have never painted a wall in my life. But (shhh... don't tell) I am pretty happy I will be practicing on someone else's walls and not my own for the first time. Plus, it's a really light grey color, so not too much could go wrong, right? We'll see.
Then on my long Labor Day weekend Josh and I are staying at my mom's house in Cumberland and going to the WVU vs. Marshall game on Sunday. You might not believe this about me, but I am simply not a football fan. So instead, while everyone else is watching 4 hours of live college football, I am going to be hitting up all of my favorite restaurants in the city that I lived in for 5 years but haven't seen in 15 months. And yeah, I might even go to more than one restaurant. And do I care that I am going to be alone? Nope. The whole city will be like a twilight zone while the game is happening anyway. Fun times.