Bristol Elementary choir goes on stage with the Judds
About 25 students in Bristol Elementary's grades 4-5 honor choir performed a song on stage with Naomi and Wynonna Judd during their tour stop in Broomfield Dec.
The song was “Love Can Build a Bridge,” a 1990 hit single by the famous mother-daughter musical duo.
“The kids had a great time,” said Tom Fleecs, District 11 fine arts coordinator, who accompanied the entourage with help from Bristol Principal Manuel Ramsey and school music director Emily Sorensen. “They found out what it's really like in that type of production world.”
The students got the opportunity after Bristol was selected by a producer with the Judds' new reality show on the Oprah Winfrey network, according to Ramsey. He wasn't sure how Bristol's selection for the show came about, but “I think they heard about us, that we were an art school, so they called,” he said. “We just finalized it Monday.”
The Judds performed at Colorado Springs' World Arena Dec. 7.
In footage shot for the Judds' TV show, Ramsey and the students were filmed as he broke the news about the singing engagement to the students.
According to Fleecs, additional footage was shot before and during the Broomfield concert, including interviews with some of the students (only two of whom had ever heard of the Judds before).
Asked what the Judds were like, Fleecs said they were “real good with the kids. They appreciated them being part of the show. They [the Judds] felt like they were making a statement to the next generation.”
He wasn't sure when the Judd reality show will air, but thinks it will be sometime in April.
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