Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bethel's Got Talent

Last night, one of my friends and I played a violin duet in Bethel's annual talent show. It was kind of a random experience ... last week, we were walking back to our lockers after quartet practice when we passed the room where auditions were being held. The judges called to us from the room, asking if we would like to audition. We were like, "no, it's ok." However, by the time we actually reached our lockers, we decided it might be fun to audition, just for fun (at that time, we had no intention of actually making the cut, let alone performing on stage). So we dug through some duets, walked back to the audition room, and sight read the piece. It had to have been the ugliest thing I've ever heard. We played fine and were together the entire time, it was just ugly. Anyway, we both got emails the next day telling us what time we needed to show up for the Talent Show. We kind of got excited about it and decided to perform. Monday morning (the show was Monday night), we decided it might be a good idea to come up with a performance piece. That's right, we procrastinated. Surprise! It didn't take us too long to find a piece that sounded decent and was easy to play. We also decided to add a little variety to our performance by beginning with an awful rendition of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.' You know, let the audience think we were awful before breaking out into glorious music (don't take that last part too seriously). Well, it turns out that we were voted into the top four by the judges. The audience then voted for its favorite act, leaving us in second place! We were fairly excited ... mostly because the second place prize was $50. I wish it was always that easy to gain $25 ....

2 comments:

momo8 said...

Congratulations!!
I'm sure decent to you is beautiful to the rest of us.
Don't spend it all in one place!

mattmetzger said...

congrats! that's pretty cool.