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Mikayla Bergeron

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New Member in the Family

Posted in Mikayla Bergeron on March 16th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron – Comments Off on New Member in the Family

Snapchat-6305157654231245563This weekend I was finally able to met the newest member in the family, Vinny. Recently, my father and my stepmother adopted an adult dog named Vinny from the local Humane Society. Vinny is a Labrador mix that was brought to the shelter after his previous owner was no longer able to care for him. My parents recently decided it was finally time for them to be able to afford and care for a dog. Both of my parents had grown up with dogs, but with my sister’s and my sports schedule it took most of their spare time. Now they decided they do have enough time to dedicate to a pet.

Once my parents had decided that Vinny was the one for them, they proceeded to treat this pup like royalty. Vinny regularly visits the groomers, has a toy bin full of squeaky toys, as well as free reign over the house. It is clear my parents have spoiled this dog to the max and Vinny has found love in his new home. I have enjoyed meeting and spending time with this gentle pup and I look forward to spending more time with him this summer.

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Some of the best singing I will ever do.

Posted in Mikayla Bergeron on March 15th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron – Comments Off on Some of the best singing I will ever do.

12745522_10153230934991783_4397126929726727237_nToday is that last day The Concordia Choir will be recording music from their tour to the east coast and I can happily say things are going very well. The choir only has a handful of songs left to record from the entire program and that is a first time from my three years in the choir. Every year the choir records the music they sang during tour to be put in the archives. This allows us to have the opportunity to have our music put on a CD which can be sold during many of our events.

This is a time for the choir to put down, in MP3 form, what we have been working on all year. During this time of the year, the choir doesn’t get together all that often anymore and when we do, we all want to make the best music we can. In doing so we will singing the best we have ever sung because once the music is recorded, there is no going back to fix the little things anymore. It is so important to all of us to make the best music we can, especially now, because we want to be proud of the quality of music we are making as well as the quantity for the people who buy the CDs. Many people buy the choir’s CDs and we want to say with pride that was my choir who recorded that piece.

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Recording Sessions

Posted in Mikayla Bergeron on March 14th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron – Comments Off on Recording Sessions

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 7.35.17 PMToday The Concordia Choir is heading to a local church in Moorhead, MN to record the music we have been singing on the East Coast Tour. You may be asking,” Why would you want to record that music when most people have already heard it on tour?” The reason we record most of our music is so they are recorded and available to be put on a CD for the choir to sell at various events. The CD sales allow the choir the opportunity to be able to travel as far and as long as we do every spring.

The hardest part about recording music is keeping everything else completely still in the room around us. The microphones we use are extremely sensitive to any noise being made and for the CDs to have a good recording, it must be complete silent. A way we ensure there is totally silence during a session is to take our shoes off, even Dr. Clausen, the conductor. By doing this, if someone has to reposition their stance to be comfortable, they don’t have to worry about any little squeaks that might come from their movement.

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St. Patrick’s Day in Breezy Point, MN

Posted in Mikayla Bergeron on March 12th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron – Comments Off on St. Patrick’s Day in Breezy Point, MN

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 9.07.30 PMThis weekend I traveled to a friend’s cabin for the weekend in Breezy Point, MN. If you aren’t sure where Breezy Point is located, it is just north of St. Cloud, MN. After spending a busy weekend at school playing catch up from tour, I was asked if I wanted to spend the weekend relaxing and enjoying the warm weather outside. Instantly I said “Yes.” This type of weekend was exactly what I needed to get back into the groove of school.

After about a two hour drive east to Breezy Point, I arrived at the cabin late in the evening and spent the night watching movies and eating a typical college meal, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. We woke up late in the morning and decided to travel into town later that day for the St. Patrick’s Day parade Needless to say this tiny little town pulled out all the stops for the parade and it was wonderful to see the community out and about in the warm, sunny weather. Even though I have spent the last two weeks on the road traveling from concert to concert, this little get away weekend really did the trick to rejuvenate and refocus this college student for the rest of the semester.

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Bike Storage

Posted in Mikayla Bergeron on March 9th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron – Comments Off on Bike Storage

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 9.10.40 PMAs the weather gets warmer and the snow slowly melts away, college students at Concordia are gradually starting to shed their winter gear in exchange for t-shirts and sandals. Along with the change of clothing, students are also exchanging their boots and mittens in exchange for bikes and long boards. Over the winter the college freely offers a place for students to store bikes inside and away from the freezing temperatures, which come with the harshness of winter. This Thursday and Friday, the college will be opening the doors for students to reclaim their bikes from storage with the arrival of the warmer temperatures.

If you do have a bike on campus, be sure to register your bike with parking services. It is free to do so and if your bike is ever lost or stolen, the college can assist you in finding your bike with a report. Along with registering your bike, be sure to always lock your bike when not in use on the bike racks. Even though Concordia College is a very safe campus, there are frequent visitors to the college and this will keep you from the massive headache attached to trying to locate your bike.

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