Here is something to get you in the Patriotic Mood~ This was performed one year ago.
Intro is about the meaning and importance of the words of this beloved Anthem, and recognizes the 70 + veterans that were present in that hall that day. (Singing starts at 2:16 if you would like to skip intro). I will never forget the most reverent standing ovation I have ever experienced from an audience, which occurred after this piece. It was in the way that the entire audience STOOD all at once and immediately, but no whooping or hollering, just tears and smiles---to acknowledge the veterans and patriotism we all felt in that room at that moment. Pretty special memory.
Happy Independence Day everyone- Be safe this weekend of parades and fireworks and remember what it is all about!
"Becoming a mother changed me. I have more love, passion, and fulfillment in life; which in turn, enriches my artistry. Please join me in normalizing motherhood within the performing artist's culture."
- Rachel Sparrow
Rachel Sparrow is a professional singer, musician,(violin, piano, ukulele) actor, teacher, arranger, writer, and most importantly: a wife and a mommy of two littles. She loves to help parents make everyday life musical with their kids as well as share backstage stories, and performance experiences here. She earned her Master's degree in Voice Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds two Bachelor's degrees in Voice, and Music Education (certified to teach k-12 vocal & instrumental music) from Idaho State University. She is also a certified Music Together Director (music class for birth-5 yrs). See about Rachel.
"Think Outside Your Box" means 3 things:
1. Be Selfless - think beyond your own "box". (and for singers, there's more to life than your voice box!) You're capable of helping and healing others.
2. Feel Empowered to bust out of the proverbial
"box" made of societally-induced-parameters.
3. Be Bold. Innovate. Stretch yourself. You can do anything if you set your mind to it.