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Lone Star Park News Spot

What a beautiful day to make our annual trip down to Grand Prairie to audition to sing our National Anthem at Lone Star Park. In the past we were asked to sing on opening day for the Spring racing season.  We hope to get selected again.  It is a fun place to be on race day, with all the horses and hubbub.

While we were warming up in the uncommonly quiet courtyard area, a newsman smiled and said we “need more practice” and that we “better sing it again”.  They came over and set their cameras in front of us to sing once more.  With our warm up complete, Carl answered a few questions about us and we went in to our audition.

We all agreed that the 12 year old singer that went ahead of us (Liam), has a nice set of pipes.  A big sound from a small body.

We will let you know if we get selected to sing.

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Warming up in the Grand Prairie Sunlight

 

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Click on the photo above to see the Channel Five news video

 

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Audition Time

Click here for the Grand Prairie TV News video of the same audition.

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Allen Americans Hockey

Singing our National Anthem for an Allen Americans game
Singing our National Anthem for an Allen Americans game
Chris delivering the Fine Spirits wave to the crowd
Chris delivering the Fine Spirits wave to the crowd

We sang our new arrangement of ‘The Star Spangled Banner” for the Allen Americans at the Allen Events Center. Our rendition was well received considering the compliments and the fact that none of us got checked into the boards as we shuffled off the ice.

The Allen Americans beat The St. Charles Chill 3-1.  It’s a great venue and a well run & entertaining event.

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Prelude to Midnight Mass

Christmas Eve prelude at St. Gabriel
Christmas Eve prelude at St. Gabriel

Look Up Children, there’s a star in the sky!

Fine Spirits was excited to be part of ringing in Christmas at St Gabriel the Archangel by singing prelude music with the choir and several talented soloists.  Our own lead, Carl Reinelt, closed out the prelude music by presenting  “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”… a cappella of course!

Thanks to Music Director, David Cloutier, for including us again this year. Welcome Christmas.

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Caroling at the Allen Event Center

Caroling at The Allen Event Center
Caroling at The Allen Event Center

We recently enjoyed the opportunity to welcome many  Allen Americans (and a handful of Brampton Beast) fans to a December game by caroling on the concourse as they arrived for the game.  Thanks to fans and friends who sang along and danced with holiday spirit!

We will be singing The National Anthem for a game against St Charles on Sunday, January 26th.  It is a great setting and so close to home.

Consider coming out to sing with us and take in a game.

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Indulge in some “Fine Spirits” at Landon Winery; 14 OCT

What better way to wind down a weekend than to sample some fine wine, food and music on a Sunday afternoon.  We will be singing at Landon Winery, on the square in McKinney. Please join us!

Day:         Sunday

Date:       10/14/12

Time:       3-5pm

Location:   Landon Winery, McKinney Square

The event is the Monthly Wine Club Pick -Up Party.  For ten dollars, members & non-members can sample the latest wine selection and a food pairing.  Bring a friend or two.

CONCERT FOR A CURE

Our friend, Elizabeth Leonard, is a moving performer & a take action person.  In her passion to make a difference in the fight against cancer, she is putting on a benefit concert on Friday, September 7th at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.  We highly encourage everyone to follow the link below and purchase tickets.  You will be glad you did.

http://www.elizabethleonard.com/cure.php