I had my group practice today, and I thought I did well. I played through the whole 1st page without any mistakes, but Ms. Remmy said that I didn't have a enough feeling and a robot could have been playing the piano for all she knew. Her critiquing didn't phase me much because I was just so happy that I was able to play the song! I only played the first page, but I'm very proud of myself for learning the music within only a week! Brooke made a quick video of it. Sorry for the buzzing noise (you can't hear it much), the neighbors were cutting down trees :P
And then, I got the biggest surprise of my life! Brooke told me yesterday that she had a surprise for me. I thought that maybe I got a new outfit, or she was taking me somewhere with her but no! She wouldn't tell me, and I had no idea what was going to happen!
I finish my song, and look out into the audience and see:
MARELISE AND BRIGITTE!
Marelise looks strikingly like Mia St. Clair, and Brigitte looks a lot like Nicki Fleming.
Can you believe that??? Marelise and Brigitte are my best friends back in France! I haven't seen them in forever, I've just emailed them, etc. I was so excited! I would've screamed if there weren't a bunch of people watching me!
We were all so happy to be back together! I've missed them so much. They've changed a lot since I've last seen them! Brigitte used to have short hair, and it is a lot curlier now, and Marelise got her ears pierced. They both loved my new glasses :)
I couldn't believe that they were here! I asked them why they came, and Marelise said that her dad was on a business trip in Chicago, and Brigitte was able to tag along. They were staying here in a hotel and then catching another plane on Saturday. She remembered the city where I live now, and it was only a 10 minute drive away, so they stopped to see me!
They have to leave tomorrow, but it was great to see them, and we still have the rest of today! They're sitting with me right now as I type!