Thursday, 1 May 2008

moderato con expressione

Well, it wasn't a round.

It was, to Cass's utter surprise and something akin to horror, a solo.*
Which meant up on the stage alone.

He went, bravely, stood on his mark, and at a whispered command from his music teacher tried to smile....except one side of his face wasn't working and the other looked like he suddenly couldn't remember what muscles to move to make it work. After a moment when he looked like he had a giant invisible cigar hanging out of his mouth he finally (like he had a toothache!) smiled, and then the music started.

And he sang. And we could hear him. Could even understand the words.

Afterwards, of course, hearing the applause, he grinned like a champ and sauntered off the stage, waving with both hands.

Ten boys singing the same song. Then a pause. And the judging.



He's decided the third-place ribbon means he's going to do it next year, too.



*I'm guessing they all practiced together every time? Well, no harm done.

16 comments:

tut-tut said...

It's so thrilling when they jump off the diving board, so to say, isn't it?

Ree said...

Whooooo hoooo! You go Cass!

jenontheedge said...

Yay Cass!

twolimeleaves said...

That's so cool!!! Cass you rock!

Stomper Girl said...

Not just a solo but a competition? Talk about bravery. Well done to Cass, awesome result. Did you cry?

Canada said...

Awesome!!! Well done, Cass!!

Angewl said...

Thats great!

Congratulations Cass! Way to go.

womaninawindow said...

OK, let's get this straight. We're going to have to set some rules. I waited out the part about his face looking a little stroke-like and then I had my drink of coffee. Then the cigar thing?! Not fair. For the record, coffee up the nose first thing in the morning (or any time, I suppose) is NOT a pleasant sensation!

alison said...

Congrats, Cass!

beagle said...

Way to go Cass!

blackbird said...

That is SO wonderful!
I'm proud with you...

Jenty said...

Oh wow, well done Cass!
And very brave too to do a solo!

Isabelle said...

Well done Cass! I can't say I'd volunteer to sing a solo even at my age!

kimmyk said...

awwww...i remember when adam was in elementary school and he sang some backstreet boys song all by himself and he did it well and loud. still proud of that moment.

congrats to cass!

M&Co. said...

Congratulations to Cass! Job well done!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

he looks so chuffed with that ribbon.
nice stuff.