Monday, December 12, 2005

Jingle Bells from 1997

School is still going strong. Two finals to go, but in the meantime, some entertainment.

I share with you a recording of Jingle Bells, as sung by the Highland High class of ’98 Madrigals. You can listen to it here. (I don't know why I can't get it to work when I try to embed it here in my blog, it just won't play)

Seven years ago I was a senior in high school. As a mighty senior, my thing was choir. Yes, I was a choir geek. As I look back on my senior year, I probably could have worked a lot harder. Had I known then what I knew now, I would have taken a math class instead of that AP Music Theory course. However, one thing I wouldn’t have traded was my experience to be a madrigal. From November 26 – December 23 we gave over sixty performances. As I look back on it now, I don’t know how we managed it. On our busiest day we had seven performances! Our group of 22 had one heck of a time. To this day many of us are still close friends.

Yesterday I was thinking about what makes Christmas special, and as I can best determine, it is when we are giving of ourselves to others. When I think of Christmas memories when I felt most fulfilled, I was occupied in serving others.

Coincidentally, I received an email this morning from one of my madrigal friends that I haven’t spoken with quite a while. It seems that our lives have just been exceptionally busy, and we haven’t had time to speak. My friend talked about listening to the Christmas CD that our madrigal group made that year, and about the memories that it conjured. Having had the day to think about the email, I also decided to pull that old CD off the shelf and give it a listen. We weren’t perfect, but there were some sweet moments.

Here’s to friendship, and to the season.

1 comment:

Michael Sarver said...

A blast from the past, eh? I was a choir geek to btw...