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P.O. Box 465
Davis, CA 95617
Chaperone Song, 2016
Planning the trip, let's give Bill lots of credit.
We pack our bags, but then Karen directed.
Brexit the Pound and it's worth half a buck.
Change your cash early and you're outta luck.
Cooler than Davis, so not gonna swelter
Friendly folks here saying "Cead Mile failte"
Workshop Day 1 on Gregorian tunes
Slept in a castle but where are the ruins?
Book of Kells pretty; the library less so.
Walk through as quick as you can and get froyo.
Singing in churches, 3 second reverb.
Crossing, look right before leaving the curb.
(refrain tune) Matthew guides us.
Ciaran drives bus,
Costume bags below.
We're off on another great Madrigals trip.
So listen, count off, let's go.
Michael, Zach, Lucy put kids though their paces.
Mike took a selfie that showed all their faces.
Concert that night on the 4th of July,
Mini-American flags on the pie.
Dubliner stir fry: primarily noodles
Ferry trip: card games and colorful doodles.
Eric and Gabriel gave us the slip, pre-
dictable part of a Madrigal trip.
Tour on the Mersey wound up as a "no go"
Monuments there of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Cookies, lasagna and fried fish with chips
These are some things that we ate on our trips.
Watch those cream puffs!
Ladson treats us!
Please watch out below!
The food here is great except when it is not.
If you're not sure, just say "no"!
Nausea lessens; today there's no Rolfing.
G-rated outing for miniature golfing,
FedEx sent David another chapeau.
Hop on the bus and we're ready to go.
We leave old England and then travel to Wales.
Renaissance fair-like with steam trains on rails.
Rooms in the dorm are like Russian roulette.
Got to bed late, but don't count us out yet.
Einsteddfod follies get going in earnest.
8am call time has us feeling nervous.
Venue is like a gargantuan cave.
Sadly we were not the referees' fave.
(refrain) More rehearsals!
Ooh! there's wifi!
They sound really great!
The Madrigals conquered both Ireland and Wales!
On that there is no debate!
Friday's another day of competition,
Win, lose or draw, it's a great expedition.
Chaperone parents are proud as can be.
Where can we download a tour MP3?
High speed wifi!
Now our tour is done.
Who knows where we're going next year but I'll bet...
It's gonna be lots of fun!
Chaperone Song, 2015
(to the tune of Modern Major General)
I am the model of a modern Madrigal chaperone,
Our kids roam hotel halls in pairs or groups but never all alone,
We tour museums, gov'ment buildings, churches, and a catacomb,
No schedule changes fluster me so cancelled gigs I don't bemoan.
Hot dogs, half-smokes, plain ol' chili, burgers, and a milkshake too,
And eggs and bacon, east coast Tex-Mex, 'talian feasts we can't outdo,
Pancit sold at Walter Reed with costumed singers marching through,
"Irish" sung to patients, doctors, with a violin anew.
With Barb'ra, AJ, Dr. Mike, I support leader Karen G.,
And we all had a marv'lous time as Davis Mads take on DC,
I usher so-o-prano, alto, tenor, bass, and baritone,
I am the model of a modern Madrigal chaperone.
Links and contacts
2015-2016 videos and daily vlogs
academic year retrospective - coming soon
Ireland and UK tour concluding video
Day 1: https://youtu.be/68a6tF2Qd1A
Day 2: https://youtu.be/wm0meiKQ6wI
Day 3: https://youtu.be/_RLtfmxfGsY
Day 4: https://youtu.be/rJxahV-kyMM
Day 5: https://youtu.be/MrP3wqFr40Y
Day 6: https://youtu.be/oTzkWLlojlk
Day 7: https://youtu.be/zobik4D-zw0
Day 8: https://youtu.be/93kTQOiC7F0
Day 9: https://youtu.be/uHweJsrZl7M
choir wiki: assignments, sound files (old)
Press releases, school announcements, etc:
Contact Madrigals publicity chair Shannah Whithaus
Madrigal Dinner & Silent Auction Information