June 1, 2007

Singing with the Band

Anna Marie had the opportunity of a lifetime thrown into her lap when she was invited to audition to sing a solo at the UW Spring Band Show this year. Imagine auditioning for legendary band director, Mike Leckrone. Imagine landing the solo. And now imagine singing in front of more than 10,000 people on each of three nights at the only nationally-recognized university band show in the country. Let's just say her mother couldn't do that!

(Left) Anna Marie, dressed as Young Cosette from Les Miserables, stands in front of her dressing room before the first show.

(Below) Check out little Anna Marie, belting out her solo. In addition to the mike, she had an ear-piece feed that allowed her to hear her own voice above the band which was right behind her. She did an amazing job and showed no nervousness. Her parents on the other hand showed plenty of nerves.

(Below) Bucky gives a special thank you to our little "guest artist."

Read Anna Marie's bio at the bottom of this page. See the concert photos here.


Barb said...

We're waiting for the official Leone Family Players!

Sandy said...

Congratulations to an awesome family and very talented kids!
Some day I will probably see your kids on broadway!
Love the photos :)