Thursday, November 8, 2012

4th Grade Musical "Go Fish"

Days like today remind me of the good in the world. 

Our 4th graders Musical performance of "Go Fish" was simply outstanding today and our music teacher, Cathy Sherrill, deserves all the credit.

The kids played their parts with the confidence and expertise of experienced actors and never missed a mark. As the kids moved from one song to the next and line to line, I felt I was watching a performance made for television.

The kids did a great job and the costumes really added a nice touch to the performance. The costumes are all handmade and donated by Mrs. Sherrill's mother. She even drives to Smithville from Odessa to deliver them, making alterations if necessary. We owe a big 'thank you' to her for the wonderful costumes.

Another special piece of the musical today was that it was live streamed. We received word that family and friends from San Antonio, Odessa, Mississippi, LaGrange, Austin, and even Ireland were able to watch the show. Hearing that our costume maker couldn't stay for the show but saw it over the Internet, that dad's who've not been able to attend a school event was able to watch their child for the first time in a school event, and that family as far away as Ireland were able to watch the show left an incredible and overwhelming sense of connection to our S.E.S. family.

If you weren't able to attend today, we hope that you'll be able to view future live streams of our events. Today's production was not as good as we know it will become. The picture was static and we would love to be able to pan out, zoom in, and move the camera to show off stage activities. We will continue to work for improvement and appreciate your patience and understanding as we grow in our video capabilities. It was an overall great first run and we're looking forward to upcoming streams. We hope you enjoyed it too! 

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