With songs of sadness and of mirth,
That they might touch the hearts of men,
And bring them back to heaven again.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Eleven kids from Basic made the All-State choir. Bryce was fortunate to be able to accompany them . . . on a bus . . . allllll the way to Reno (10 hours away). That's dedication. They left on a Wednesday and returned on Saturday night. The practices were long and intense, but Bryce enjoyed working on the UNR campus while the kids were in rehearsal. Their director was the renowned conductor Jo-Michael Schiebe, who heads the choral department at USC. He was amazing and Bryce said that the performance on Saturday was phenomenal!
|The men: James E., Kody M., Mr. Duff (one of the most wonderful men we know), Dane S., and Tyce|
|The group: (back) Kody M., James E. Christina O., Emily D., Rachael O., Jenny B., Jordan M., Tyce, Dane S.|
(front) Mr. Duff, Maddy S., Autumn D.
|Out to dinner after practice.|
|He was a natural.|