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Basalt High School StreetHorns and Chamber Choir

This Tuesday, Basalt High School's two performing groups made some music for back to school night.

As a recent graduate of Basalt High School and of these two programs, it's very strange to watch these two videos of performances.

In some respects, it makes me kind of emotional to see these videos. A part of me would give anything to join in, and be up on stage with them, and be part of that group again. I feel like I want to give whatever I have to this group and give whatever I had been giving.

However, tough as it is to admit, that's silly. They surely don't need me up there. The point is to cycle through people and flow with what's given to them. And they're doing a fantastic job with it so far-- I felt important when I was in the group, and perhaps I was, but both of them are doing excellent without me.

Overwhelmingly, what this leaves me with is just a sense of pride. It gives me immense joy to see these groups flourish and rock without me. I couldn't be happier to see what these groups are doing, and while I will certainly follow them as they progress through the year, perhaps it's a good thing that I'm no longer there. It doesn't leave the program stuck in its ways, and it lets it grow and flourish naturally.

I've said it a million times-- I love these groups with all my heart and I'm so excited to see what they do in the future. I can't wait to be back home and to visit, just to pop my head back in once in a while.

and the hardest part of love... is letting go.

By Daniel, on September 21, 2017, 10:43 am