The concert was held in a local hall in support of an educational fund that supports young people in the area. Kids aged between 12 and 16 from some local schools came together for the three hour musical showcase that included vocalists, pianists, guitarists, saxophonists and an instrumental band. It is such a positive experience to listen to such talented teenagers performing musical numbers from a diverse range of genres such as musical theatre from Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and Evita to pop hits from Adele and Katy Perry. The band did an awesome rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller which was a huge crowd pleaser. Their female drummer was absolutely incredible. Such was her enthusiasm, she broke her drum!
It is so wonderful to see teenagers breaking the negative stereotype that society places on them. Everyone was so professional, talented and committed. It was such a feel good evening of entertainment! A real inspiration.
But my proudest and favourite moment was of course when my own little star performed her three songs with Jake: Naive by the Kooks, You Know My Name by Chris Cornell and Apologize by One Republic. They were fantastic! Here are the videos. One of them rehearsing at my house and two of them on the night that I managed to sneakily record on my Flip!
Nothing beats seeing your child doing something that they truly love. Ella is so confident when she performs. Having the guitar in her hands brings her to life. It gives her the confidence that she sometimes lacks in everyday situations. She lights up the stage with her smile and enthusiasm. It was wonderful to see her doing what she loves. I am so very proud of her.