Friday, March 27, 2009

Gaither Vocal Band/Signature Sound Concert

Tonight we took Ally to her very 1st Gaither Homecoming Concert. It was at the Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS (an hour drive from our house). My parents came to stay with Claire while we went to the concert (thank you Mom & Dad)! So we drove down to MS, ate dinner, and headed over to the concert around 6:00 p.m.
We decided to walk around and check out the booths before the concert started. We were so excited to run into 3 of the 4 members of Signature Sound (Tim, Doug, & Ryan--not sure where Ernie was)!! Ally just had to get her picture taken with them! I told her we would have to Photoshop Ernie's head into the picture! :)
They were so very nice and gave Ally a special light with their picture on it. (Ally used it throughout the concert, holding her light in the air and waving it to the music!!)

Ally & Daddy before the concert
Ally & me before the concert
The concert started at 7:00 p.m. and lasted until 11:00 p.m.!! The first hour was different Homecoming friends/soloists.
Then came Signature Sound!! Ally was sooo excited! She just LOVES this group (she calls them the "singing boys").
Ernie Haase, Doug Anderson, Ryan Seaton, & Tim Duncan
They are VERY entertaining as you can see!!
Next was the Gaither Vocal Band!!
David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Mark Lowry, Michael English, & Bill Gaither
(Gordon Mote: pianist--he is blind and is absolutely incredible!!)
This is one TALENTED group of guys!
David Phelps singing a song in Italian
Mark Lowry singing Mary Did You Know
There was a 15 minute intermission around 9:30 p.m. During that time Ally had 2 people come up to her and tell her how much they'd enjoyed watching her sing & dance. They also commented how amazed they were that she knew almost every word to every song!
When the concert started back, they had everyone back on stage for a singin'!
Ernie hamming it up onstage
Tim Duncan & Michael English
Michael English
Bill Gaither & Wes Hampton
The end of the concert
(right after we sang Happy Birthday to Bill Gaither--he turns 73 tomorrow)
The concert was just absolutely fabulous!! What a wonderful night of worship! It was really late so we headed home and Ally fell asleep before we even left the parking lot. We ended up getting home around 12:15 a.m.


Martha said...

Thank you for sharing the report/concert. Those pictures are SO cute!!! (btw just so you don't wonder if I'm some random creeper I go the link to your report off Gaither Community.) ;)

Becky Lollar said...

You're very welcome Martha!! No problem--I found the link to my report at Gaither Community. :)