Just like last year, I had dinner with my scholarship coordinators for Christmas at Luther ([email protected]) in Peace Dining. The food was incredible as always, and we all had a great time bonding over dinner. This year, though, I volunteered as an usher for [email protected]! It was one of the many community services that the sisters of Beta Theta Omega were dedicated to carry out for the school. I was assigned to usher on Sunday, the last day for the four-day [email protected] concert, which was held in the afternoon in the CFL. I was the only one from BTQ who volunteered to usher on that day, which I was rather bummed at first but then I got to know new people who were ushering with me. Hpwever, because most of the head ushers on that day were my friends who work in the Ticket Office, so you could say I had a good company with me.
I was assigned to usher at one of the aisles on the balcony along with a friend I met. Both of us were new to ushering for [email protected], so it was fun trying to figure things out together to make sure that everything went smoothly. We had to make sure that there were enough coughdrops and program booklets for the audience as they make their way into the auditorium. Many alums were there with their family, and I got to catch up with some of my old friends too!
The ushers had seats reserved for them in the aisle they were in during the show. I must tell you all, [email protected] absolutely blew my mind this year! Before the show, I got to take a glimpse of the decorations in the auditorium, and just like the theme this year, there was the gigantic 'tree of life' overlooking the performers. One of the reasons why I enjoyed [email protected] this year so much as well is because of the company I had. My good friends who were also ushering for [email protected] watched the show with me, and it really is so much better watching with good company. And also I suppose the fact that I got to know so many friends within these 1.5 years, it's fun watching the people you know perform on stage.
One of the my most favorite songs from [email protected] was this piece called Oba Se Je, a Nigerian folksong sung by Norsemen. It was different from the other songs because Norseman performed it with percussions and the song is very lively. My other favorite was Mary Had A Baby sung by Nordic Choir, which was also just as lively. Apart from the choirs, I was also in awe of this performance that only used bells to make music. [email protected] did a great job kicking off the Christmas vibe for everyone for the holiday season.
Until next time,