Tri-City Chorus celebrated 50 years in 2012.
Below is a very nice letter we received for singing the National Anthem for Midland’s Tennis Classic this February
Summer 2010 National Festival of the States
We are back from DC safe and sound. We had a wonderful time sightseeing and singing. We have a lot of stories to tell though – as our trip was certainly eventful.
Our bus broke down on the way, but we did make it there, we were just late. While we had other bus troubles too, nothing seemed as bad as the wretched heat! It was blistering HOT and HUMID, and there was a LOT of walking. So physically it was draining.
But the excitement of being there, and performing and seeing some of the most honored places in our country made everything else seem bearable. Congrats to all our ladies for hanging in there and being such good sports!
We had the honor of singing for some of our country’s heros at Vinson Hall Retirement Center as well as on the marble steps leading up to the Jefferson Memorial. While it was fun and unique, it was also very hard to sing in the sun. But we had a good turn out considering – and they hung with us and enjoyed our music. We were even blessed to have a group from Michigan happen by as well. You should ask our ladies about getting to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
Our tour guide took us through the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery, and Ford Theater among other places. We got to see the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, along with most of the war memorials.
I believe the highlight of our trip was having the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That was awesome.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their
generous support of our trip to DC!
Todd A. Anderson, DDS
Jeannette Benson Memorial
Catholic Federal Credit Union
Continental Rental, Inc.
Emcor, Inc. of Bay City
Jack’s Fruit and Meat Market, Essexville, MI
Mary Garcia – raffle ticket prize
Meijer (Pine Street in Bay City)
Wayne R. Reder
Rowley Brothers, Inc.
Shotwell Builders Inc.
Stevens’ Cycle Sales
Supreme Floor Covering, Inc.
Team One Credit Union
Wirt Stone Dock – Doug Wirt
John Chalmer Young