Oliver is shown above (third from the left) in the recent school production of Grease. He was a member of the elementary school choir that performed several songs in the musical. Oliver’s costume was that of a “greaser” and he had fun with the 1950s hair style. The little guy put a lot of time into the rehearsals and the four performances. As he was on stage more, he became more comfortable, singing and dancing in front of large audiences. The performing arts gives young people the opportunity to develop self confidence and presentation skills. It also gave Nadia and I a thrill to see him on stage. Congratulations to Oliver, we are so proud of you!
Earlier this week Owen had his turn on the stage at the middle school music concert. He was featured in the first ensemble. The four piece ensemble played the difficult, “Gonna Fly Now” the famous theme from the movie Rocky. He has been playing the trumpet for almost two years now. Owen is getting pretty good and I hope he continues to play. Music is good for the soul and being able to create your own music to me, a non-musician, is special.
Below is the video of his performance. Way to go Owen!!!!