Please break away from your busy Thursday for a special lunch at Hugs Cafe! Fine Spirits will be singing to to celebrate the first anniversary of this non-profit Cafe, run and operated primarily by Special Needs Adults.
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.
Warming up in the Grand Prairie Sunlight
Click on the photo above to see the Channel Five news video
Singing our National Anthem for an Allen Americans game
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.
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.