Between January and the end of March, nearly every weekend will be occupied with some sort of high school music event, including several show choir competitions. We love to support the kids, so we go to as many events as we possibly can. This past weekend, our choirs traveled to a big competition in eastern Iowa and we made the trip to watch them. All of the competing show choirs were top-notch. We were very proud of our group, placing 5th runner up amid very tough competition from around the Midwest.
On the downside, winter driving conditions deteriorated during the day, creating black ice conditions for the drive back home. At one point, the interstate was closed due to a 21-car pile-up, so we had to pull over and find a hotel for the night. Somehow the busses made the trip home safely, but we were worried sick all night about kids traveling on the icy roads.
Next weekend our school will host a huge show choir invitational. Hopefully the weather will cooperate! But with winter in Iowa, you never know.