Yep, we’ve been missing in actions!! Life has gotten in the way of our posting, and we are truly sorry! We seem to keep up on Facebook, but have a hard time coming here and updating as well! If you are on facebook, please follow us! There are links her on the website to find us!
We are going to do a bit of a review of those months (and there are many) we missed posting!
April 2016: School months are very slow as far as performances for In Harmony. School, and school activities take precedence over anything else! In April Kali filmed a commercial for the Idaho Youth Ranch “Abused Girl”. If you are interested in watching it, please search for it on YouTube. It’s very powerful!! Kali also performed in a local dinner show. It was “Old Hollywood”, Kali portrayed Lucille Ball in a skit, and sang other Old Hollywood songs with her voice group. It was a great evening!
May 2016: Another busy month! Kali got the part of “Grandmother Hood” in her middle school musical. This was the month of performances. All those early morning practices were so worth it! She did a fantastic job! This month she was also interviewed for our local news channel. She had been selected as one of KTVB Channel 7 News: Seven’s Hero!!! Her interview/performance was filmed at the Boise Veterans Home by Maggie O’Mara. We need to thank the Boise Elks for their nomination of her. As her mother, I am very proud of her and the recognition she receives. We also need to thank Maggie!! Kali was very nervous going in, but Maggie mad her feel very at ease. We love you Maggie, and thank you for this opportunity! The airing date was the week of the 4th of July!
June 2016: In June we took a family trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Kali’s older siblings and their families, as well as her grandma went. We went to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and did a covered wagon cookout with Bar T-5. I suggest you do this if you haven’t! Covered wagons, music and a dutch oven dinner! June is also the month of Weiser’s National Oldtime Fiddle Contest. This is a very buys week every year for Kali. Here she puts on several performances, and it’s where she receives most of her donations for the year.
July 2016: Kali spent July attending two camps. The first one was the Kids Mountain Music Camp in McCall, Idaho. The kids at the camp were the opening act at the Summer Music Festival in Donnelly, Idaho. She had a great time here, was a bit more advanced than the other kids, but met some wonderful new friends! After music camp Kali attended a volleyball camp at Boise State University. She learned a lot, and wants to attend another one!
August 2016: August means the start of volleyball practice, and the start of her 8th grade year…..crazy!
September 2016: September is a busy month for sporting events! Volleyball games are starting, and it’s the start of Boise State football!! We are season ticket holders, and look forward to the season every year!! This is also the month that Kali filmed her first movie!!! She had auditioned for the lead teen girl, but was given a role as her friend. Super excited for her. She did great on her first audition (they asked if she did theatre, so she thinks this is a reason she didn’t get the lead)! We will keep everyone updated on if it gets picked up for a film festival!!
October 2016: In October Kali is finishing up volleyball. We are still going to college football games, and she had another filming this month for the movie.
November 2016: Kali has started giving fiddle lessons to her students again, and she’s started up with her acting lessons, and Glee Club. We still have Boise State games we attended, and she was invited to play her military medley for our local Veteran’s Day celebration. WE LOVE OUR VETERANS!!!
December 2016: Besides the usual lessons for her, and her students, Kali participated in our local Holiday Parade. She also was asked to perform for a local group in Boise. We got to go to the Bishop’s house for this performance, and met so many wonderful ladies! What a beautiful atmosphere!! I also surprised Kali and took her to the Egyptian Theater in Boise. Mark O’Conner Band was playing. We arrived early, so spent some time in a coffee shop across the street, where Kali got to meet Mark O’Connor! She was very excited! We had front row seats, and the concert was amazing!!!! Kali has been learning the mandolin, and Mark’s son plays…..let’s just say, she came out of that concert in awe of their performance, and very much inspired!!!
Mark O’Connor concert ©Kelley Branstetter
Mark O’Connor! ©Kelley Branstetter
January 2017: Happy New Year!!! This year will bring us lots of surprises! Some that we can’t announce yet, but we will tell you……Kali is working on something big! We at least hope it will be big! We are hoping this is something we can continue every year if possible!! Please keep following us! We are getting this set into motion, committee members are being selected, forms are being made, ideas are floating around. Hope to make an announcement soon!!!