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Dallas PUMP! “Sing for the Cure”

Written By: Hai Duong May 5, 2009 One Comment

Dallas PUMP!, “our YFT Angels” as our very own Cathy Gonzalez so charmingly puts it, recently took flight and lifted Youth First Texas to new heights this spring.

The journey Dallas PUMP! took was one that crossed paths with many inspiring individuals, brought joy and a smile to the faces of the youth and their caretakers, and served a greater good for everyone. It was a journey that exemplified and will forever be a part of the long, outstanding running history of Youth First Texas.

An insider’s peek into Dallas PUMP!’s itinerary will reveal their busy schedule. Leaving for the DFW Airport in a swanky limo on Thursday, April 23, Dallas PUMP! arrived in Seattle, Washington. The group then received news that they were further supported by their sponsor with tickets to go up the Space Needle! The group arrived in Vancouver later that night to stay at a Holiday Inn.

The group, of course, refused to take an easy night off as they prowled throughout Vancouver that night to feast. After all, they were there to have fun!

The very next day, Dallas PUMP! met with a GLASS Youth representative, Stephanie Lancaster, who volunteered her time to be the tour guide of Vancouver for the group. The group made stops by the Stanley Park to snap photos and then to Canada Place for even more photo opportunities.

That same evening the two youth chorus, Dallas PUMP! (Pride Unity Music Power) and GLASS Youth (Gay Lesbian And Supportive Singing), united for dinner and had their first rehearsal together at the West Burnaby United Church.

After some much eagerly welcomed bonding between the two youth groups, the other choirs began to arrive including Stained GLASS Adult Choir, Turtle Creek Chorale, Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston, A Vancouver Women’s Choir, Bayou City Women’s Chorus, Coastal Sound Adult Choir, Confluence, Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, High Ground Women’s Choir, Riverside Secondary Concert Choir, San Francisco’s Gay Men’s Chorus, Royal Oak Conservatory, Seattle Men’s Chorus, Seattle Women’s Chorus, Spirit Singers, Twelfth House Studio, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver City Lights Chorus, Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Choir, and West Burnaby United Church Choir making up the 200 plus singers for tomorrow’s concert.

The next day on Saturday, the choirs dressed up all snazzy and prepared for their day as they made way for the Queen Elizabeth Theater for the dress rehearsal with the orchestra.

Dallas PUMP! once again reunited with GLASS Youth to sing at the High Donor Reception right before the show. Empowered by the newfound friends and charged with invigorating passion, the 22 total choirs blasted the audience with their performance that night in support of breast cancer research.

It was an event chocked full of miracles at every stage. As the group passed by the fading mountains of Canada, Dallas PUMP! will never forget the friendships that has formed and the blessings from the many that have supported them.

This is but one of many more daring yet exciting steps Youth First Texas will take.

One Comment »

  • Starfish22 (author) said:

    Totally forgot to mention the part where we were stopped by the police to investigate if we were a “bus for a hire” and if we were “paid for service!”

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