Although Samuel had been practicing and showing us his performance number weeks prior to his concert, we only knew his concert was to be held last weekend when the school started to do the costume fitting.
Blame it on Mommy for forgetting to check his school yearly activities planner ….
Anyway, we are glad that we made it to his concert, albeit some last minutes time-planning here and there.
Not only Daddy, Mommy and Baby Alaina made it but his grandparents and Small Jiu Jiu and Christine Jie Jie too.
Yep, the whole convoy showed up : )
The concert was held at Dewan Sri Pinang from 9am to 12 noon. A very well organized event we have to say. We reckon the school must have put great deal of effort into preparations.
Daddy left the house with Samuel first as kids were required to report at 8am at the Dewan.Small Jiu Jiu sent Mommy and Alaina later only and we arrived just nice when the graduation session was just about to end.
The concert performances followed right after that. Samuel class performance was the third but all performers were not released until the finale piece.
There was a surprised appearance by our Chief Minister too, YB Lim Guan Eng with companies. We did not know that our CM would grace the event beforehand. It was a nice surprise indeed.
There was a thoughtful touch by the school which we really appreciate. All the parents would have the chance to take picture up-close when their kids performed. The school had 2 front rows seat reserved and would make announcement before each performances asking the parents to fill the seats. Of course then after their kids finish performing, they have to vacant the seat for next parents. A very nice small gesture don’t ‘ya think? It would definitely make all the parents happy.
Unfortunately we did not manage to take a lot of pictures as one camera ran out of battery and the other ran out of gig….
But that’s OK as we’ve already placed order for the official video.
The stage props for Samuel’s class number; The Wild Wild West
|Samuel as the very handsome Tonto. |
He has 2 lines too on top of the dancing
In midst of the dance
Samuel with his Susannah
|All the kids on stage singing to the song You Raise Me Up. |
It’s the finale piece actually but they performed it first for the Chief Minister and company.
And again later at the finale to close the concert.
Our CM gave a very short speech; just a few lines.
The event, afterall was not about speech but about our kids : )
Our CM distributing recycles bags to the children
|A group photo with the children |
(tiny but see the gentlemen in yellow batik in the middle)
|Mommy spent half of the time outside the hall as Alaina was sleeping|
|The concert ended right on schedule and we were all out of the dewan into our car on our way by 12.30|
Yes, a very wonderful morning indeed!