With three days of fun and adventure in the state of Washington, National Tour Choir had one last performance in the Evergreen State before moving on to the next tour stop.
They sang and danced for 450 energetic K-5 students at Chimacum Elementary School, a roughly 30-minute drive from our hotel in Bremerton. Tour Choir was joined on stage for “Do Re Mi” and “Monkeys in the House” by the two Chimacum students who participated in Sunday’s workshop at the Port Ludlow Bay Club.
National Tour Choir also sang crowd favorite “Take me out to the Ballgame,” but at Chimacum it had a slight twist. Instead of singing, “Root root root for the ROCKIES!” like usual, they decided to say (after some persuasion from Mrs. DeSantis) “Root root root for the Mariners,” the team of choice here in Washington.
This slight change caused one of the tour choir members to ask after the show, “What if the Rockies lose today?” And, going even further, asked: “What if the Rockies miss the playoffs by one game?”
Let’s just hope it doesn’t come to that! Besides, the Rockies know where our loyalties lie.
After a great concert, Mrs. DeSantis told the kids, “we’re leaving Washington, and we’re starting to make our way east, so this is our last day near the water.” Many of the kids let out an “AWWW!” in unison.
They left Washington somewhat begrudgingly, but heading east means one thing: we have many miles to go, but we are starting to make our way home! We crossed the border into Oregon after a five-hour trek on the bus, and about five minutes later were in Hermiston, our stop for the next two nights. After dinner and a dip in the indoor pool, we’re ready for a workshop and two performances on Wednesday!