I never really dreamed of becoming a soccer mom. I don’t have much interest in team sports. I imagined that I’d be a piano mom or a dance mom. I never thought that I’d be a barbershop mom.
This past school year, my 2nd daughter, Necco, got involved in her school’s barbershop quartet program. She was beyond excited when she auditioned in the Fall and was placed in a quartet with 3 other girls. She didn’t know any of these girls before she started singing with them, but it became apparent right away that they were a perfect mix. All 4 girls have gorgeous voices, and they get along so well.
During the Winter, I chaperoned their first public performance together at the Youth Adjudications, where they were rated, critiqued, and then coached for a full day.
This past weekend, I chaperoned them again at Harmony College East, where they had 2 full days of coaching and classes, and two nights of concerts. I stayed with the girls in the dorms (yes, I even shared 2 showers between the 10 of us from our school), followed them around all day, listened to their coaching and practicing for hours on end…and was dubbed Mama Laura – an official Barbershop Mom.
I am so proud of my girls, and I can’t wait to see how the next year plays out for them. They already have quite a reputation within the regional barbershop community. I already feel like I belong to the barbershop family. And I love it!
(Please excuse my less-then-stellar video-taking abilities)
PS – my daughter, Necco, is the tenor on the far right, singing the super-high part.
PPS – I have been featuring my #30SummerDays photos each Friday for the last few weeks, but I really couldn’t wait to share these pictures, so I’ll postpone #30SummerDays til Wednesday!
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