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I am pretty sure that a few months ago I shared with all of you the loss I went through with many of my friends for my Choir Director’s passing. It is still hard to think of him being gone due to how much he touched the hearts of people all over the world! He is how I met my husband and I will never be able to forget that!

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The choir of past, present, and future have been such a wonderful family to lean on and laugh with when thinking of all the wonderful memories of him. Music is the language that all people can understand even when they can’t hear it, they can still feel the emotion in the vibrations. Here is a poem that my friend post on Facebook today in honor of MR. B and I though you might like it! Love you Mr. Brewer!!!!!!

“Going on six months now, I still feel your presence in every note I sing, play, or hear. The wondrous words I vow, these hearts around me give me strength, when I fear.
You touched us all, each and every one. You made us stronger, in the longest run.
The Sun is brighter, my sorrows a little lighter, all because you were here. The world is better, troubled times a little lesser, especially if you were near.
Never would we think of, your pain not be enough.
The children, how they would smile, listen, and stare, all the while, our songs filled their halls for miles.
You had the beast inside, your love for music has defined, you’re ever in our minds.
From Budapest to Madrid, oh, the things that we did, sing your heart out, kid.”

-Travis Clifton

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Portugal

During Spring Break this year my husband and I had the chance to go to Portugal with our college choir. It was a great time with lots of singing and site seeing! We were able to see many different cities (Potro, Lisbon, Evora, etc) and experience the great country that laid before us. In Obidos, we got to experience the legendary roasted chicken (awesome!!!!! I will elaborate on this latter on.) and see a lot of different shops. Needless to say this is where we did most of our shopping for gifts. We also saw this little critter! 🙂

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As per US rules for visiting other countries, we didn’t get too close and we didn’t pet the dog but she was so sweet! She just laid there content with the world until her owner called for her and then she scurried over to her with her tail wagging something fierce!

As most of you know from some of my posts in the past, our choir director passed away just a few days after we got back from the trip. He was sent home a couple days early so one of our own stepped up and took the role of conductor, that man was David Silverberg. It was a learning curve for all involve on how to follow and or lead but we managed.

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Here is a picture of him in a rehearsal just about an hour before a performance learning what gestures he should give us when and what tempo to conduct all of the different songs in. He did a great job and we are thankful for his leadership!