Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a whole bunch of cellos

This is my friend, Janice.The photo was taken a little while ago when we were all just little girls in Winslow, Arizona, but Janice is still playing her cello and is still just as happy. I get to go see her this Saturday. She is putting on an awesome community event in Orem, Utah, "A Celebration of Cellos-My Cello Dream". What is so cool about it, is that she has dreamed of this event since high school and now (a few years later) it is actually happening. She put the whole event together. I have been excited about it since I first heard about it a year and a half ago. You can read about how it started here . Go ahead, click on the link and read about it. I'll wait . . . .

Isn't that a great idea? And isn't it cool that she is making a dream of hers happen? I've been telling my friends about it and someone asked - what does she do? does she work for a school? Nope, she just went out into the community and to the schools and gathered up some amazing talent and tapped into some great resourses for sound, lighting, photography etc. I'm excited for her. It seems to be all coming together with a lot of support all through the community.

I needed to get up to Utah this spring and I was hoping I could get there the same weekend as her concert. It all worked out and I get to attend. I'm taking my cousin's little daughter to the concert with me, I hope she will enjoy it too.

Janice had a radio interview recently which you can also hear here . There is a play button right under the photos. The first few minutes is similar to the story on her blog, then the interview goes through some awesome experiences of making this happen and the ups and downs of having a dream and making it a reality. It's an inspiring piece no matter what your dream is.

Way to go Janice - see you this weekend!


Lauri said...

This is very intriguing. How nice to have a dream come into fruition. I need to work on that. See you this weekend.

Suzanne Barker said...

That sounds like a really neat event Cindy. Be sure and tell us all about it when you get back.