For two years, Tobin has been a proud member of the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir. When he was in 1st grade, he was part of the Explorers I class; and this past year, his 2nd grade year, he was in the Explorers II class. They are WONDERFUL classes, and he loved every bit of them (and wished for more class sessions each semester because they were so much fun). :) But they don't perform in those classes. There are very good reasons for that (in a nutshell, children in those early stages are more successful learning music in a fun, no-pressure environment where they can learn the foundation of musical principles through games, simple songs, movement, and other activities, without the stress of performance). But after watching his big brothers perform a number of times in their respective choirs, Tobin was more than eager to participate in a performance as well!
And so, he was completely thrilled when he got to sing with his Viva Voce group during the last session of the SVCC spring choirs. It wasn't a concert, per se, but rather a "sharing session" so that families and friends could see what the choristers in these only-six-week-long, decidedly-laid-back Voce choirs had been learning. But it was a performance, and Tobin got to be in it. :)
At the last minute as we were heading out the door for it, I thought to grab my camera. It came in handy. :)
The choirs combined for a few pieces at the end, and for only having practiced a half-dozen times, they sure sounded good! :)
It was Tobin's first concert, but assuredly not his last. He's been accepted into the Preparatory Choir for the fall and can hardly wait for the Christmas concert when he, too, will be able to wear the standard uniform for the choir and stand on the big stage singing with the rest, becoming the third Fisher son to be a part of the SVCC performing choirs.
My heart may very well burst! :)