We met early and went through all our songs in the conference room. Then we were hungry so we purloined some of the day old turnovers set out as bingo prizes. (Will play for food.)
We had a rollicking good time, despite a bit of a rocky start. We really love the songs we're doing this year. And we've come to a place where we're really much more comfortable with being on stage. This was the band laughing at me when I realized I couldn't play Blue Grass White Snow without my picks on.
Here is our program:
Up on the Housetop,
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter
Blue Grass, White Snow
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Instrumental
The Bell that Wouldn’t Jingle
All I want for Christmas is You
O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
The Christmas Waltz
Medley of Christmas Songs
Here we Come a-Caroling
Joy to the World
Deck the Halls
Hark the Herald Angels SingSilent Night/Peace Peace
Afterwards we went over to Panera and talked about how wonderful we are. Okay, really we wrote out a list on a napkin of songs we want to do next year.
It reminds me of a line in a Nitty Gritty Dirt band song, "It's great to be a part of something so good that lasted so long." We've got a long way to go towards hitting their 20 years together, but nevertheless, it has been great to be a Pearlie!