On Friday May 31st, we girls put on our first Concert to raise funds for a CD! After several weeks of preparation, practice, practice, practice… Did I mention that we practiced? Oh yeah, I did… Friday finally rolled around and we drove down to the old Sligo Gym we had rented for the event, and set up the many decorations as the clock ticked down to 7:00. People began to arrive, and we girls hurried to the back room to change. We opened the show with our rendition of the National Anthem, then sang our favorite a cappella bluegrass piece: Angel Band.
After that, we invited the band that we have been performing with for the past year, The Back in Time Express, up on stage and entertained the full house with bluegrass and old country tunes. Once the first half had ended, we girls again rushed back to the “dressing room” to change for the second half (yes! Costume changes! We were so excited!) while Mom busily sold concessions. We began the second half with our first and favorite Andrews Sisters tune: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. The rest of the time we girls poured our hearts out into the 1940’s hits that we entertained the audience with. The entire evening as a whole was absolutely phenomenal: the supportive crowd, the fabulous videos (thanks Joanna!), the clear, in-tune voices, the amazing connections that we made (and can’t wait to materialize into something!), the generous amount of funds that we raised (!!!)… It was truly a work of God! Probably some of the most touching donations that we received came from a few of our neighbors whom we had invited to come, but couldn’t make it, yet still contributed outside of the concert.
That time was such a huge motivation booster for all of us! To share with all of you who weren’t able to be there, I have put together a promo video for our singing career that contains clips from the songs we performed. I hope to put up the full versions soon, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive updates!