This past weekend we had the supreme pleasure of once again contributing to our local town’s annual Hometown Holidazzle! This year we girls really ramped things up and brought in a little more 40’s flair, in accordance to our new-found style; as well as bringing in more spunk and fun through the lively songs we performed!
So, to go along with the “Dazzle-icious” theme, we bedangled (literally) our performance garb in gold bells, Fascinators and accents. Boy, but did we have fun brainstorming these outfits! Jessica formed the Fascinators, Mom & a few of us freshened up our “B-Zipped” skirts from last year with gold bells found from Hobby Lobby. Our blouses and scarves were also leftover from last year, but we thought they went spanking well with theme, and “recycling” is always so much cheaper… and fun!
This year, the co-ordinator of the show contacted us about extending our typical 15 minute performance an additional 5 minutes; as he said we were the best performers on his list. We were honored! Such fun we had in figuring out what song to add on to fit the bill. We selected a lively version of the classic “Jingle Bells.” If you’ve ever heard of the version done by Michael Bublé and the Puppini Sisters, that is basically what we performed. I think I can honestly say for all of us, that that was the funnest song of the night!
Our repertoire for this year contained the following (in order of performance):
We Three Kings (a cappella)
Angels We Have Heard on High
Attached below are a few recordings from that night (Winter Wonderland & Jingle Bells). We hope to update our YouTube with more performances from the Holidazzle, along another show coming up soon, so stay tuned!
Along with performing on the city stage, we were delighted to be apart of our good friends the Dell’s float for Champion Bridge! The Holidazzle always hosts an annual parade where companies and organizations (or even people willing to do it just for fun) enter a float to be judged and paraded up the city roads. The theme for Champion Bridge’s display was the Nativity, so we girls played the part of carolers, and sang the version of “We Three Kings” that we had performed earlier, along with a simply harmonized, a cappella “Joy to the World!” It was rather exciting, being our first experience on a float, and I think that I can safely say that we girls have our small repertoire down to a “T” after performing them over and over again as we traveled down the streets 😉
Despite small vocal hiccups here and there throughout our appearances that night, I think that I can confidently say for all of us that this has been the best Holidazzle yet, and look forward to the possibilities of next year!