I arrived a few minutes early and was promptly told to print out a nametag. (I really hate those things at school.) My assertion that I would be off campus mattered not a whit. Then I was instructed to wait for the other chaperones. Other? You mean I have to be friendly to new people too? But my day quickly brightened when I found out Hans was the person on whom I was waiting. Yeah! Not all strangers.
To my surprise, the day went quickly. We did get to ride in the big yellow school bus, something I had not done in years and really didn't miss, but otherwise, it was a great day. We travelled to three elementary schools for performances. The kids were really good (in my utterly biased opinion) and Morrigan and Mark (Hans' son) both had solos when at our home school, Crystal Spring.
I couldn't have been happier that the entire choir received a huge, warm reception at Crystal Spring. And I survived the multitude of middle schoolers nicely.