Last week as Mauri and I walked through the halls of the local retirement community, Friendsview, he subtly pointed to a 35ish-looking woman and told me she was once a Young Friends Singer. This testifies to his durability, if nothing else. The energetic Young Friends Singers began their spring tour yesterday by helping lead worship at our church, then continued in the afternoon with a full 45-minute concert at the above-mentioned retirement community.
The kids sang great and managed to hold it all together to the final tune—an encore!
The director has learned over the years how to haul risers, keyboard, stool, amp, guitar, etc. all in one trip.
Today was the final rehearsal (that’s Bethany, YFS co-director, in the red sweater) when traditionally the kids make paper airplanes…
…and fly them from the balcony (the second row, in case you are worried).
With all the action, it’s hard to predict what kind of pictures I’ll get, but here are a couple of favs:
I could never have planned the symmetry in this one. Madeline’s plane turned upside down and glided gracefully to a perfect landing.
We should think of a caption. Got one? (PS: Mike sent me this related link. Cool, huh?)