Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Caleb Wins at WestFest!


Caleb auditioned to be part of a talent competition this summer in West Valley City, Utah.  They chose him to compete although he was going to be the youngest one in the junior division.  He would be a part of the Junior Talent Showcase for what the city called "WestFest".  WestFest is like a big carnaval that the city does as part of it's "West Valley Days" where they celebrate the heritage of their city.  
It was a little bit of a drive, but Caleb loves performing and so he was excited to go.

He played the Jon Schmidt "All of Me" where he bangs his arms on the piano.  
He had some tough competition (plus they were all older), but he did an awesome job.  He stole the show!

Here's the video of his performance:



In the end, he ended up winning 2nd place! 


Not only that, but he was given $100 to go with his prize!  


AND, for winning, he was invited to come back and perform on stage for the next 2 nights as part of a "Winner's Showcase".  

Caleb had the best time!  
He sure loves performing!

(Here's the part where he bangs his arms on the piano that we tried to capture on camera:)

Piano Trek 2012 Continued.....Finding the 10th Piano!


Well, we did go back downtown to hunt for the 10th and final piano and we found it!  


This one sat right in front of a bar, so we sat back by the homeless man looking for free beer and listened to Caleb play a little "bar song".

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Since it was the last time we would be downtown before they took away all the pianos, Caleb had some fun walking back and playing on a couple of the pianos he had discovered before.  

He had lots of fun finding the downtown maps and hanging out with his sister.



He played an old song on the piano in front of the Nordstrom building and then we went along home.

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Piano Trek 2012 was some of the best time Caleb had ever had.  Too bad they don't leave pianos around downtown all the time.