Members of the Naugatuck High School Chamber Singers began their trip to Memphis TN early this morning ahead of the snow.
Parents dropped their teens off at the Naugatuck Congregational Church so that they could have their luggage weighed and checked by chaperones in time to board the bus to Bradley. Last minute items to be packed included cumberbunds and bow ties for the guys and music folders for every one of the singers. Many hugs good bye later, the students and dedicated chaperones packed themselves on the bus. Some parents stuck around to wave farewell to their teen. (Yes, I was one of them so that I could snap a few photos.)
I wished Mahlon Peterson "break a leg" before he boarded the bus and he replied that he had the easy part. "All I have to do is wave my arms around," he joked.
During their five day tour, they will perform at Cordova Presbyterian Church. They will perform outside of and take a tour of Graceland. Also on their itinerary is a day that they will attend choral classes at Houston High School and then perform there that evening. They are also scheduled to take a tour of Memphis and perform at a middle school there. Along the way they will travel by private coach bus and enjoy some barbeque cooking.
Keep checking back for more photos that will be posted by the chaperones.