Csehy 2010: Photos and Memories

{I didn’t have my camera at Csehy, so all of these photos come from other people. There’s just a couple photos, there are more on the Csehy website and at a link below. Each night at Csehy I’d scribble down a few words about the day before and then use them to journal the next day. A lot of these memories come from those few words}

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band with Mr. Stith

Lunch with Angela multiple times: laughter, food jokes, dead serious, Christ-Exalting fellowship
Laughing till my sides hurt – especially with Angela and in theory class
Attempting to dance with Sarah Tse (and the many, many other things I did with Sarah – talking under the stars, crying, sharing scripture…)
Taking a vow of silence over lunch with Amos
Jonathan Holland claiming the descant of a hymn during sing time

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some of my favorite people on skit night

Getting whacked in the face with a Frisbee, and the epic Frisbee game that followed, and the other epic Frisbee game about 2 weeks later.
Nancy trying to hit the high A the sopranos had to hit (and then blamed it on me…)
Devos the night we looked at qualities of a righteous man/woman
Playing Alex’s bass
Orchestra with Mrs. Rawleigh. ‘Nuff said.

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Composition class, week 3

Lessons with Mrs. Rawleigh – so incredibly funny, so incredibly serious, so incredibly good, so incredibly edifying and encouraging and Christ-exalting
Making fake food jokes with Angela and whoever else dared to join in
Playing Michael Caprera’s Battle Part 2
Walking to and fro with Teresa, deep in fellowship, prayer, and conversation.
Hearing my composition played in the recital hall for the first time

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dearest Angela

Having ‘bodyguards’ – Mark Holland and Michael Caprera
Being in band with Courtney – two oboists with lots of flute-y parts and even more rests = trouble.
Band with Mr. Stith – his gentle conducting and encouragement
My first oboe solo at Csehy – in Africa!
The great number of times we sang “Be Still, My Soul.”
An organ lesson
Hallelujah Chorus – accompanied by the organ

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my piece being performed at the Student Composer's Recital

My first piano lesson ever – and that with one of the most amazing people ever – I love you, Lauren! 🙂
Getting “dad-hugs” from Mr. Haynes
Putting up signs with Amos, Abel, Sarah, Jonathan, Teresa, and Nicole. “Amos, that doesn’t look nice. It’s sloppy.” “No, it’s artistic!” … “Csehy *sign pointing into the woods* Yeah, it’s in the woods this year. We’ll be banging on trees.”
Singing most of my favorite hymns
Being late to singtime because of a lesson (it’s an annual adventure)

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orchestra, 3rd week

Learning to French braid
Getting up early to go to the music building with Rochelle and/or Kaylin
Burdens and yet laughter – especially at meals and in theory class.
Helping Mrs. Rawleigh prepare for ministry teams, playing duets with her, working on reeds with her… anything with Mrs. Rawleigh.

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Frisbee (in the rain, the day I arrived!)

Discussions about the Civil War.
Being ‘bored’ with Sarah Carter
Playing prelude at the Church for ministry teams
Purple jokes
Ninja

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Orchestra

Being soundtrack geek-y with fellow soundtrack geeks
Frisbee in a skirt
Mr. Pinkham teasing me that I had ice cream under my salad
Singing “No Not One” with Amos
“This is a purple couch.”
Turning pages for Gretchen at the nursing home

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Sarah, Teresa, and I

Mrs. Larter bringing moonpies to theory class
Staying up late with Carolyn and Katherine
Working on my Frisbee throws with Alex
“I’d rather get natural skin cancer.” – Angela
Almost falling asleep during the Counselor Recital – such beautiful music, but it was mostly relaxing…
Practicing oboe in a stairwell with a huge window with rain pouring down outside

… and so many more.

PS – you can view all of the photos I saved of Csehy here.

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One thought on “Csehy 2010: Photos and Memories

  1. kyleian says:

    … and some memories I forgot:
    Hand-hugs
    Purple jokes
    Singing “Give to the Lord” for offertory.
    Getting smashed in the face with a water balloon by David Shewan

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