The students in Choralaires and Bellissimi Cerchi (the handbell choir) were very excited about their first tour to Rice Lake to play for the annual Northern District Meetings. It isn’t often that tours begin this early in the year, but the students were up for the challenge. Both Bruce and Rosalie Rasmussen, directors of Choralaires and Bellissimi Cerchi respectively, were impressed, not only with the work the students put into their music, but also with the way they demonstrated responsibility and good behavior.
Everyone stayed quite busy. Friday night, students slept in classrooms and rose early to help lead youth Sabbath School. Josue and Laura recapped thier week of prayer messages. A group of students shared a skit that reinforced their message of developing a relationship with God. During the main church service the Choralaires and Bellissimi Cerchi shared a few numbers. After potluck, the music groups shared a full afternoon concert. WA’s new string ensemble joined in with a few numbers as well. On the way home from Rice Lake, the students stopped at a rest area to have supper and say farewell to the Sabbath with a special Hallowed Moments service.
The students did a wonderful job this weekend. Parents, you can be proud. If this weekend is anything to go by, you can expect great things for the future! Watch for a list of scheduled tours in coming emails.