What an awesome semester it was with these kids!! The musical I chose for my children's choir this year was called "Blast Off" and it was all about creation! I choose "meaty" programs - not because they are cutesy or have great choreography or are funny (although this was ALL of that), but because I want the kids to learn truths about God and His Word! They learned the days of creation, that we are all made in His image and that the God of the Universe loves and cares for them SO much! We had a great semester!
I begged the parents to send me their pictures because I never get to take any (I'm a little busy directing 60 kids :) ) and so they sent me some of these great pictures. I LOVE it!!! Super exhausting and is a TON of work, but I absolutely love do it and am looking forward to the fall (after a teeny break this summer :) )
The program started where the kids were excited to go on a field trip to Space Camp, so all the shirts were covered up with this extra fabric that said "Space Camp".
Josiah has some great dramatic ability and auditioned for one of the main roles. He did a GREAT job!
In the middle of the second song, the kids "fall asleep", the lights go out, and the majority of the rest of the program is the dream sequence where the choir kids are stars and the drama kids are astronauts in space. They meet planets and stars that testify to God creating them, etc. During this song, we had about 6 measures to transform the beds into a space ship and hope all 60 kids remember to take their shirt covers off to reveal their glow in the dark stars on their shirts! So cute!
The countdown signs that then flipped over to say "Lift off". (See the little guy on the front row on the right side? He forgot in EVERY rehearsal to take his cover off this shirt. So hilarious.) Finally he would and then he would grin and get this funny look on his face. I love it.
Making silly faces for a picture
The beds from the opening scene transformed into a spaceship
My costume lady, Cindy, is an absolute angel.
One of the coolest things was during the song "Indescribable" - the Chris Tomlin one. The writer of the musical did an arrangement of it with an extra chorus that we just loved. The kids loved it. We turned ALL the lights out and did our motions with little finger lights on our fingers. They did awesome!! 60 kids followed directions in the DARK!!! A really cool effect.
My kids AWESOME teachers came out to see them and support them. They are the BEST and we LOVE them! The boys were SO excited!!! Miss Crews and Mrs. Farmer, we LOVE you!!! Your support meant the world to the boys!
We always have a cake/punch reception to celebrate when its all over!
Alli was so sweet to hold on to Judah while I was talking with the kids and the parents.
The whole Blast Off family! Only Judah didn't have a shirt on!! Next year Caleb will get to be in it too!! Amazing!