The other tradition that took place when I was in school still takes place today. That's the finale with the high school choir singing "The Hallelujah Chorus" where they invite alumni who've sung the song before to come to the stage and join in. When I was in elementary, I used to watch the high school choir with awe. They were AMAZING! They wore formal clothes and they sang beautifully and there was usually a humorous song that they did, which was fun to watch. My freshman year in school, I got to be a part of that choir and I was extremely emotional about it. But I didn't cry until my mom (and uncle, even) came to join us in singing the "Hallelujah Chorus." That was one of my most precious memories from high school.
I've since been one of the alumni who has come to sing with the choir. And I noticed something this year... Now, I'm a second soprano (to my mom's first soprano and my sister's alto), so some of the high notes in the Chorus are a bit of a strain. But for the most part, you gradually make your way up to those notes, and I was usually able to hit all but one or two. Tonight I discovered that I can't hit even more notes. I really should learn the alto part! Eep! Maybe Amy can teach it to me.
The Christmas concert was the ending to a fun day. After school, the high school staff had a carry-in of snacks and sweets instead of our monthly staff meeting. That was quite pleasant - it's fun to talk to my co-workers. And the eats were good. Then a few of us went off to High Marks (a school-themed restaurant in Troy) for supper. After the snacks after school, I opted on getting a nice Oriental chicken salad instead of something heavier. Then we returned to town for the concert. For some of my co-workers, this was the first time they'd been to it. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did!
Only two more "real" days of school this week. Physics are working on toothpick & glue bridges and tomorrow and Thursday they'll have their catapult contest as well. (Normally this is held earlier in the year, but I'm really behind this year in both classes). Chemistry will have a test tomorrow or Thursday (depending on their lab day) and both classes are making Gak on Thursday. And Friday is