On the second night of the festival, all the individual schools perform with their choir and band. This year there were 6 schools participating...Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet, Dillingham, Tuntutuliak, and Bethel. Our kids did a really good job with their performances. Above is the Bethel choir and below is the Bethel band. Of course, this is not the full choir and band. It is only the kids who were eligible for and attended the regional festival.
In total, we had 31 students on this trip. We were able to take such a large group because of the fact that we used a charter airplane, which was significantly cheaper than taking the jet. Below is a really nice shot of the entire group posing under the picture of the Nome mascot, the Nanook (polar bear).
And here are the kids being a bit goofy. I really like this picture, it's alot of fun. It's nice to be able to take such a large group on the trip because both the choir and band sound so much better with more people.
Hopefully I'll get some more pics posted soon. And maybe even some video of the girls who had command performances. And some pics/video of the combined band and choir. All in all, it was a really fun weekend, even if I did have to sleep on the (noncarpeted) floor of a classroom.
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