Show and kvell: He's a treble

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My nine-year-old son started this fall with Tulsa Boy Singers, which he dearly loves. This weekend he will be singing in the TBS Christmas concert (this Friday and Saturday evening), and he'll also be singing a solo at the school's Christmas chapel and a solo in our church's Christmas program on Sunday night.

This evening, I had the privilege of listening as he rehearsed the piece for Sunday. He has a beautiful tone, clear and straight (i.e. no vibrato), and was right on pitch with a challenging melody. He seems very confident with the music.

Can you tell I'm proud of him?


susan said:

Tell your son congratulations! It pays to stay in music. Our son is one of the Coca-Cola National
Scholars Semi-Finalists out of 50,000 applicants and he is one
of the few that will represent Oklahoma in competition. To make it this far in the Coca-Cola National Scholars is amazing. He has already gotten congratulation letters from a couple of top executives from Coca- Cola!

It has been proven if you do stay in music, those
kids have a far less drop out rate, higher chance of better academic abilities, and they know how to work as a team if they have competed in state and national competitions which will help when they have a full-time job after they graduate from college.

My son has already been offered $15,000 music scholarship but will see how the offers continue to come in because of his world championship score in solo D.C.I. (Drum Corps International) top placement and his high score in Oklahoma All-State. 20,000 from all over the world that auditioned, made the cut and toured throughout the U.S. for the benefit of national music education in Division I had the opportunity to compete against my son in solo
music and he won a top placement score.

It's is a universal language kids around the world have in common if they are really good in music. Just look how Bill Clinton used his high school talent on his instrument when he was running for president on a late night t.v. show.

Congratulations again to your son. My brother was a member of that choir with the original conductor.

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