Finding A Voice

music-notes-clip-artDear Readers, I am SO sorry I haven’t written in ages. Life has been very busy for me. By the way, The Time Travel Series will continue right after this post. 

I stood facing the class, sweaty hands gripping my music sheet. It was after school in Chorus, and Mrs. Hurtt was trying to find the very person for a solo. Another teacher had noticed me singing with a group, and asked Mrs. Hurtt to try me out.

And even though I was nervous, I could still sing the solo perfectly. I detected a small look of excitement from the teacher who had suggested me. Silence swept over the room.

Mrs. Hurtt calmly asked me to repeat the line, and so I did. Every time I sang the words, I felt less nervous, and more comfortable. Once I finished, Mrs. Vallejo (the teacher who had picked me out) said that she had goosebumps on her arms. This made me happily surprised. I could do nothing but smile.

Each teacher in the room agreed that the part was a good fit. The two girls before me had beautiful voices, Mrs. Hurtt explained, they just weren’t the best person for that solo. I felt kind of bad that I was the one getting a solo, but soon realized that my fellow peers didn’t mind.

“You deserve the solo,” a girl told me. Grinning, I thanked her. Choral Club was ending, so the fun had to stop. As I packed up, my Social Studies TA (and Chorus teacher) came over to me.

“Wow,” she said smiling, “I didn’t know you had that voice in you,”

“Thanks,” I answered. “My mom’s a singer, too, so-”

“I can tell,” she replied. The smiling never ended.

When my mom came to pick me up, I couldn’t wait to tell her my news. I was bubbling over with excitement. And I want you to be there, too. If you can come, I will be very glad. The event is on Saturday, the 18th at the Clermont Music Festival. We will be having our first performance for the Greater Cancer Foundation at 1:30 pm. There should be food, games, and stuff for kids to do.

If you are able to come, please let me know! Questions? Just call us. Thanks! 🙂