Sarah has taken voice lessons for a few years and this year her voice teacher recommended her as an applicant for the National High School Honors Choir. The application process is rigorous and involves submitting several voice recordings and a detailed application. If you are selected to be part of the choir then you get to sing with the choir in Carnegie Hall. CARNEGIE HALL!!! How amazing is that!? In New York!?
So Sarah decided to submit her audition and she was thrilled when she found out that she was accepted into the National High School Honors Choir! Over 10,000 students across the nation apply so it was an honor for her make it.
The hard work came after her acceptance because being part of the choir means that you have to pay for your trip to New York. To the tune of nearly $2,000. Yikes! That's a lot of money for a high school student (and for parents). In the end, we decided that this was a good opportunity for Sarah to learn to pay her own way. Sarah rose to the challenge and for three months she worked to earn and save money. She created a Go Fund Me page, babysat, and held a benefit concert. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for Sarah. She met her fundraising goal and I think earning her own way made the experience all the sweeter for her.
So Sarah flew to New York a few days ahead of us so she could practice with the choir and learn from Eph Ehly( a renowned choir director), and other clinicians. She had an incredible experience.
We decided to take Martha and Emma on our trip to New York to see Sarah sing. It was a whirlwind trip (less than 36 hours) and so worth the long drive.
Martha was thrilled beyond words to be in New York! We stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel right near Broadway.
We ate a yummy breakfast at the famed SaraBeths.
We found LOVE!