Grandpa Bragging Time
It's time again to brag about Natalia, age 10. She has a beautiful singing voice and has performed in her school talent shows and at assisted living centers in this area, as well as participating in an amateur performance group for several months. Last summer, she sent an audition CD to the Colorado Eagles Hockey Team (Central Hockey League), offering to sing the National Anthem at one of their games. Three days ago, she got a call, inviting her to sing at the second game of the second playoff round, at the Budweiser Events Center, north of Loveland, Colorado. That game was last night, and all the family attended the event.
She was amazing! Just before the game, she and the color guard walked out into the rink, before a sell-out crowd of over 5000. The arena lights were turned out, spotlights were on her and the flag, and she sang The Star-Spangled Banner a capella (no music accompaniment). The cheers for her high note near the end of the song were as loud as any I've heard at sports events, and she received many compliments throughout the evening.
We're just a little bit proud of her!