We are looking forward to another great year. Sam is graduating this year, Nicole is a freshman at the National Champion University of Alabama (Roll Tide), and Timothy is half way through his sophomore year at high school. I have included a recap of his 2017 lacrosse year above. You may want to turn the volume down if you are not a fan of high speed guitar instrumentals. The first is “Righteous” from Eric Johnson and the second is “Surfing with the Alien” by Joe Satriani.
And the start of the season for us began with ” A Holiday SpecTAPular” hosted by the Artistic Rhythms Alliance (ARA). The Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble (MYTE) directed by Jason Holley and Nick King, performed two numbers, “Sleigh Ride” choreographed by Jason Holley, and “WILD” (below) choreographed by Charles Renato.
From our family to yours, wishing you a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah Sameach, and a Happy New Year!
So it only took us a year and a half to get the pictures posted on-line! Click on the picture to take you to our photo gallery. There are many portraits of our goods friends there.
I just noticed that we never told the story of that fateful day. We had originally planned to have the party at Top of the Town which overlooks the DC Mall. While Friday night service went well, a Derecho thunderstorm had hit the metropolitan area and we were out of power that night.
The call from our caterer, of Marsha Meltzer from RSVP, was our first indication that something was wrong. She asked if we had thought of an alternative location for the party as Top of the Town no longer had a roof or working elevator! One of the options we considered was holding the party under tents in our backyard. As were late for the morning service, we left it to Marsha to figure out the solution.
Despite the loss of power at Temple B’nai Shalom, we continued a beautiful service without microphones. There is something to be said about a daytime service in a building with large windows!
By the time the service was over, we were amazed by the fabulous miracle that Marsha was able to orchestrate! Continue reading Nicole Bat Mitzvah
Nicole has been performing a lot this holiday season. She is performing in the annual Santa’s Frosty Follies (click the link for the video) as well as part of the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble (MYTE). The clip above is from their performance at West Springfield High School to Pentatonix “Carol of the Bells”. The sound is impressive when listening to the performance live as the tap is much more powerful.
I had the pleasure of watching Nicole perform in the Symphonic Band at her Middle School. All the bands sounded great and it is hard to believe that this is the first concert at this school. Perhaps they sounded better since they have been separated out from the high school. Mrs. Magwire and the school staff have done an outstanding job starting up the music program. There were three bands performing tonight along with the Percussion Ensemble: Cadet Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band.