Laced Skater Dress: Thrift - $10
Steve Madden Nude Pumps: Ross - $25
My blog posts are going some what out of order... Wednesday Night (June 5th) was my very last Formal Banquet as an orchestra member. The Officer team plans the entire night so, it was sort of stress filled. It was held at Bella Elegante in downtown Houston. (Don't EVER go there if you have an event. I'll spare you guys the details because there were just so many things that went wrong with them). Even though the venue screwed up quite a lot, I think everyone had a good time in the end. In the beginning there are awards such as the Most Valuable Person award. I won that award, which is based on character rather than on playing, and this was voted on by the students. We also announced the new Officers and I am so proud to say that my good friend Jerry Lee will now be leading our program to another year of success.
After all of the awarding, our director "toasts" us; she talks about our achievements in school, extra-curriculars, and character. I admit, that I did tear up when she talked said, "Janelle recently admitted that she was considering quitting orchestra because she was unhappy about her placement in Camerata (the lowest orchestra), but look at where she is now". And right then I looked at MsO and we both exchanged grins and I tried to hold back the tears. After more Senior shenanigans, we opened the dance floor and photo booth that we had fundraised for. Despite all of the mishaps with the venue and their staff, I think everyone had a great time in the end. We offered more things to do, and more sweets to eat this year.
I will most definitely miss this group of excellent kids more than anything else in High School. In 10 years, I'll look back at all of the great memories from these past 4 years and I guarantee you that all that I'll think about are the wonderful people, stellar music, and crazy idiosyncrasies that are the Seven Lakes Orchestras. I've put my heart and soul into this program, and in turn, I've gained a loving family of 200+ kids being mothered by two phenomenal women that I can safely call my "otha mothas".
To conclude, here are some pictures with some of my favorite people:
|My "little sister" and a new member of the Officer team!|
|My baby James-y + photobomber Annie|
|The stunning Nishchala|