|George as Leif Erikson looking over his map. He had one of the biggest parts (which he requested)|
I painted the backdrop (which didn't turn out exactly as I envisioned but I did it in a day) and also the letters for America. We each found costumes from various sources but they turned out great as we got an award for best costumes.
|During one of our practices. Missy has her exclamation upside down. Tank holds the letter R (for the right to pray as you please)|
Afterwards we went to hear the judges comments and I had a hard time not letting my tears fall as I heard so much praise for our group. I cannot even express in words how proud I was of our children for all the effort they put into this and they gave it their all. Even my little Missy Blue sang and danced along with the rest and the judges were amazed that she didn't get lost in the crowd but kept up with everyone else.
The end of the day brought the judges results and we were hopeful but didn't know what to think. In the end our group won for best musical!!! Which means they will now go to the state fair and perform again competing against other 4H groups from around the state. Very exciting!!!
|Pete is on the far left cut off a bit, Re-Pete is in the middle with Tank in front of him and Missy up front. George is on the right.|
George played -- Leif Erikson and then changed into a Thomas Jefferson costume for a song
Pete played -- a pilgrim man and then had a larger part when he was Tecumseh (he makes me smile with his bold voice and actions he puts with it)
Re-Pete -- reluctantly participated but ended up enjoying playing Vasco Balboa and then a Colonist
Tank -- really liked being Daniel Boone.
Missy -- dressed as a pioneer girl but didn't have any lines. She did sing and dance very well.