Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stamps-Baxter - Day 2

This morning, I started my massage therapy for my neck. My massage therapist is married to a singer, so she understands the specific needs I have for my treatment. She also knows a lot about post-accident trauma, which is going to be very helpful. The treatment was good, and my treatment room was pink, so I'm totally going back.

Stamps-Baxter seems to be settling into its routine, which is good for us on staff. Many of the staff got to sit in on different events today, so that's a good sign. I want to give other staff members the chance to join in group singing, so I'm choosing to work the InfoCenter during those times. Of course, I'm also keeping the doors open so I can listen. It is so crazy beautiful.

This evening, we all gathered outside to take the group photo. After the shot had been taken, Tom Powell turned to us all and said, "You know the key," and started conducting "I am His, and He is Mine," a great old Dad Speer song. I learned my part a few years ago, so I was able to sing along. Wow. That's all I can say. Five years of singing school, and that four part harmony still gives me chills. I may need to sneak into group singing one day...

Today's concert was The Perrys! I so love them! Great songs, great vocals, and unlimited passion and conviction. When they sing, it's just amazing. It's like the tap into something deeper and bigger than the every day. And off stage, they were wonderful and gracious and happy to be supporting the school. Love them more and more!


Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm the man who spoke to you last year at singing school about reading your blog. I live in Murfreesboro and would love to enjoy a bit of good music over the balance of school. Can you provide me a schedule or recommend times to stop by? Thanks!

Allison Lynn said...

Of course!

Thursday night, we have Priority Quartet (formerly the Mike Lefevre Quartet) in concert. Monday is probably going to be faculty concert, and next Wednesday is Chuck Wagon Gang.

Each concert starts 7:30pm in the Wright Music Building, MTSU. Concerts are free, and if you arrive around 7ish, you can probably hear some of the group singing.

The closing program is Friday, July 24, same location, at 6:30.

All concerts are free. Hope to see you there!