Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a good weekend and a Happy Valentines Day.  Someone in my household had a birthday last week and she celebrated everyday by going out to eat with friends and family.  One Friday she went to her daughter's for her granddaughter's Show Choir.  For those of you who don't know what Show Choir is I did a video to give you an idea.  Schools come from all over to compete and it's a big deal.  My granddaughter's choir didn't compete, just did an exhibition because her school was hosting the event.

Here's my granddaughter singing her heart out.  I couldn't catch her with her eyes open


Here's a video of one of their performances.





During the performance of the group before my granddaughter's, the fire alarm went off and we had to clear the auditorium and the school.  Everyone was very calm and orderly.  After a few minutes it was announced that it was a false alarm and we all returned to the auditorium

The auditorium was packed with hundreds of people.  You can see those on the main floor and there were that many or more in the bleachers.  At the end of my granddaughter's performance they tossed dozens of balls in the air and asked everyone to keep them in the air.  



Then they announced the top 6 picks.  After a short break those 6 teams did their routine again and then the winners were announced.  There were 4 teams from Iowa, 3 from South Dakota, 1 from Illinois and several from Minnesota.  The team from Illinois won.  In 2 weeks the teams from my granddaughter's school will be competing in Chicago.

Now you all  have an idea of what Show Choir is

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time
Barb

Well I guess the video didn't work.  Darn.  I keep getting an error when trying to upload it.

39 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday!
Your granddaughter is lovely.
I was not able to get the video to play but will check back later.
Best wishes to her choir in Chicago.

TexWisGirl said...

no video, but the still was lively looking. :) your granddaughter is gorgeous. :)

and i wonder which young lady had a birthday? must be the beautiful grandmother...

Rose said...

What a nice way to celebrate a birthday! Couldn't get the video to work...

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and looks as though she truly enjoys singing! This is quite an event - I wish your granddaughters choir the best of luck in Chicago!

eileeninmd said...

Not sure which one is your granddaughter, but they all look beautiful. I am sure they were proud to sing for their school. Glad you had a happy birthday! Enjoy the new week ahead!

amanda | wildly simple said...

In case the lucky lady happens to be you... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARB!

Your granddaughter is gorgeous!
We know some gals who competed in show choir down in Hastings, MN in past years (they're all graduated now.) Before them, I had never heard of it. Sounds like lots of fun!

Michelle said...

Your granddaughter looks beautiful!

Vee said...

She is so pretty and how wonderful that she enjoys singing so!

Mari said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and you can see she enjoys singing. The video didn't work for me, but I enjoyed the pictures.
Happy Birthday!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you Barb! I'm glad to hear you had plenty of fun.

Is it possible you used photo icon instead of using the icon that is beside to add a video? I was looking forward to hearing that glamourous show choir. They look great!

Karen

Judy said...

You have a beautiful granddaughter. I couldn't play the video. I wish them well in Chicago.

poppilinnstudios said...

Happy Birthday, Barb! Sounds like you had a great birthday week :) Your grand daughter is beautiful.
-Lynn

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

My daughter was in show choir. So much fun. What a beautiful granddaughter you have. xo Laura

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a fun day, Barb! Your granddaughter is lovely! Happy birthday!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow! Of course she has her eyes closed. That shows she's passionate about singing. I see where you sneaked your name in on the wall. How clever. Really enJOYed this post.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Your g'daughter is so pretty. It looks like a fun event!

Weekend-Windup said...

Seems you have enjoyed your day wonderfully with your daughters and grand daughters.
Still looks wonderful!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a gorgeous young lady your granddaughter is, bet she gets it from you!
Glad 'somebody' had a good birthday; many happy returns of the day. =)

Lynn said...

Too bad about the video, but that photo gives a great idea of the energy they expended, your granddaughter is beautiful-Chicago that should be fun.

Carole M. said...

lovely photos Barb, and I remembered, you and I both February birthday girls; belated birthday wishes to you

carol l mckenna said...

What a great post for OWT and your grand daughter's Choir event well photographed ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Donna said...

What a lovely Granddaughter! Wish the video worked...
Have a great day!
hughugs

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I couldn't get the video to play- but I'm sure the group is fantastic- they look broadway ready! Happy Birthday to your daughter- or daughter in law! Have a super day Barb!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Looks like they all put on quite the show! It must have been so wonderful to see your granddaughter singing :) Happy birthday to you!

Debbie said...

no video for me but the images are AWESOME!! what a beautiful group!!

looks like a great crowd!!

Nancy said...

How neat to have such talent in your family Barb -- I wish your granddaughter well in Chicago. :)

Gail Dixon said...

Happy birthday! What a great way to spend it. Your granddaughter looked angelic singing...I think her eyes being closed is so sweet. She was really into it. Sweet post. :)

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you and what a wonderful way to spend it with family...Your grand daughter is beautiful and I too wish them well in Chicago.....

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that looks like fun. glad you enjoyed your birthday!! keep celebrating. so good to keep it lively & continuous as long as you can. ha. ha!!!! ( ;

Carletta said...

This must have been a real treat. I was in choir way back in the day and this would have been a lot more fun. Delightful shots! Your Granddaughter is lovely!

Sherry said...

You have a beautiful granddaughter I couldn't get the video to work, anyways I'm glad you enjoyed the performance despite the false alarm.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Ya, the first thing I was going to say was, "can't see the video", it reacted just like a flat photo. Oh, well, I get the idea. Your grand daughter is marvelously beautiful. {tell her that, k?}

Thanks for your sincere words of encouragement. I sooooooo appreciate it, Barb. So much, ♥!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How precious is your granddaughter, Barb? What a fun event - you must be so proud. xo Hugs - Karen

Stewart M said...

What is it with singing with your eyes closed? My wife sings in a choir and 90% of the shots I take she has her eyes shut as well!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

What a pretty girl your granddaughter is! What a nice way to celebrate your birthday.

Tanya Breese said...

how fun and your granddaughter is so beautiful! happy birthday to her!

Donna Heber said...

Wow, your granddaughter looks beautiful! Those dresses are amazing Barb! Happy belated birthday. I hope it was a great one!

Elaine said...

Looks like a wonderful event!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well, I have never heard of snow choir but now I have an idea. Sorry about the video.