Shiloh House - Longmont
August 9, 2010
Today was the day that we have been working towards in a general sense. Today the students received their cds in their final form. We began the class by bringing the students pizza and natural soda, which we had arranged to do prior to class. While the students were eating, we played live performances from many of the artists that have inspired us personally over the years. It was a treat to have them respond so positively to music that, in many cases, was at least twenty years old. Afterward, Cody gave a live performance in honor of the student's accomplishments, stating, "It is only right that I perform for those we have asked, week after week, to set aside fear for the sake of expanding boundaries." Cody's performance was magical for all of us.
Then there was the unveiling of the cds, one at a time. We played each student's mastered song through the monitor speakers, at the end which, we gave the student their cd. Aaron did an unbelievable job in editing the album covers, giving them a store-ready appearance and feel. Each time a cd was handed out, the students would crowd around the featured student's desk, and all would share his excitement. Everyone was very enthused.
For the finale, we unveiled the student's music and artwork on the website. We explained to them that anyone, anywhere, could access and download their music, and that their music would be there, for the world, forever.
We then took pictures and played basketball for some time. It was fun to interact with the students on a different level, especially after so much was accomplished!
Together we set a goal, and together we accomplished what we had set out to do. We all, now, have less fear in setting goals, for we know that they can be achieved.
Thank you boys!!!