My daughter made her solo stage debut at the 5th Grade talent show this week. I think it’s rather poetic how she stepped onto the stage as she’s stepping out of elementary — a clear sign of the independence and courage that’s to come as she transitions into this new chapter of life.
Here’s a vid (which may be sideways for some reason … I didn’t upload it that way). The person running sound figured out how to turn on the main house speakers at the beginning of the second verse. As proud as I am of Maddie’s vocal, I’m equally as proud of her ability to perform and focus despite the audio problems. As someone who’s been behind the mic many times, the sound that comes (or doesn’t come) from the speakers can make or break your performance. She handled it like a pro. Go, Maddie! I’m one proud papa!