Rachel has loved her choir class at South Middle. She loves music and drama and so she couldn't have been happier when her choir teacher announced that this year instead of just doing a regular choir concert where the entire class stands on the risers and sing a few songs....they were going to perform a musical called "Camp Run A Mok."
He held a few days of auditions for the main speaking and singing parts, and Rachel decided to try out. There is only one choir class, so it is comprised of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and about 80 students. Since she is a 7th grader, she didn't know if she would be chosen for one of the main parts, thinking they would be given to the 8th graders...but she was so excited when she was given one of the lead roles as one of the camp counselors with a solo.
What a fun, fun night. I can honestly say that it was the first choir or band concert we've been to that I felt like I could bring the entire family, including the toddler and baby, and know that they would behave for the entire time!
So the counselors are in red while the campers are in khaki.
Here's Rachey singing while walking up and down the rows of her campers, keeping them all in line!
At one point, she dashed behind a big screened off area, and came out dressed as a "mosquito." Too funny!
Obviously having a great time performing!
What is a musical without a kick line?
And here's the whole group near the end.
Rachey and two friends after the show.
And here she is with three of her biggest fans!!!
Rachel did awesome on her solo. She practiced so hard so that she would be in tune without going flat...and she did awesome. What a great experience, and we are so thankful for a great teacher who was willing to put in so much extra time and effort to put on a production like this rather than just a regular concert.