We were invited to participate in a local homeschool talent show this year!
One of our friends, who played the piano in the show, also kindly helped carry Michael’s drums into the hall when we arrived.
We signed up four acts: Nikki and David each with violin solos, Michael with a drum solo, and Vi with a piano solo.
John couldn’t wait for the show to get started.
The wonderful 13-year-old MC, who as I understand it helped start this talent quest three years ago, took the stage with her assistant, Tyler, to kick things off.
Michael was the very first performer of the day!
He improvised less fluently during his performance than he normally does at home, but I was proud of him for getting up on stage and playing (a massive improvement over the last time he was scheduled to play an instrument).
David was the next performer from our family.
He did precisely what he had been practicing at home: “dancing” or playing fast short bows, interspersed with “singing” or playing longer bows.
Vi was the last performer in the age three-to-seven-year-old category, and she was disappointed that the piano was not up on the stage.
Nevertheless, she played her song ‘Elegy’ well, especially considering it was her first time playing on a real piano as opposed to a keyboard. Before the show began she asked where middle-C was and took it from there.
Nikki is becoming a seasoned performer, and her confidence showed onstage.
She won runner-up designation in the crowded eight-to-eleven-year-old category with her rendition of ‘Harvest Home’ and ‘Still Reeling’, which she combined with a few notes she composed herself.
After all the entertainment was complete, each of the performers was called onstage for a participation certificate. Once again, Michael was first up!
Everyone took a final bow before two prizes were awarded in each category.
Hurrah for our performers!