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Everything’s Better in Texas!

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
 Samuel Krakower During the first couple days in February, I had the privilege of going with the Glee Club to Fort Worth, Texas! It was a great time, one that will certainly highlight my 4/c year. We flew down after classes on the February 1st and got in late. Our sponsor family was easily some of the nicest people I have ever met. That checked Southern hospitality off the list of things to see and have. We did “recruiting” by performing for multiple high schools, as well as a couple of elementary schools for fun. The students seemed to be pretty into it, and every time us Idlers went out and sang The Rattlin’ Bog, the place went absolutely crazy. Hopefully we recruited some good applicants!

The highlight was probably when we sang the National Anthem for the Fort Worth Stockyards Stock Show and Rodeo. The announcer gave us an amazing introduction; we sang great, and the crowd of maybe 7,000 sounded like a fully packed NFL stadium. Southern patriotism (or Texas patriotism at least) is definitely big. The rodeo itself was awesome, and it was really a good time. We finished with a full concert at a church, which went remarkably well. The concert is actually on Youtube!

Overall, the experience was great. We got out of Connecticut, did some good singing, had a great time, and just soaked in the Texas awesomeness. Now that we’re back, it’s time to hit the books, play lax, and get ready for Spring Break!

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