La Jolla High sophomore sings for her country, Padres fans

Padres closing night 2011 will be one that Vaill D’Angelo, her brother and her parents Joe and Lisa remember for a long, long time. The La Jolla High sophomore sang the National Anthem at the opening ceremony.

“I loved it! I wasn’t nervous until about 10 minutes before I was about to go on,” she wrote in an e-mail to the Light. “Everything was very scheduled so I knew what to expect. I was scheduled to sing at 27 minutes and 30 seconds into the pre-game. Just before my time came up, I ran through the song in my head and one time out loud with my Mom, Dad and brother and it felt great.

“About a minute before I went on the field, a member of the Pad-Squad handed me my microphone and I got super excited. I walked out to the field and they introduced me and all of my nerves went away and I had such a great feeling being out there in front of everyone.”

During the game as she walked around Petco Park, she added, “a lot of people that I didn’t even know complimented me and said “great job” and it felt so good.”

The night before, the LJHS Madrigals had the same honor. Vaill, a member, did not sing that night, choosing instead to save her voice for closing night.

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Posted by Kathy Day on Oct 4, 2011. Filed under Featured Story, La Jolla, News, Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “La Jolla High sophomore sings for her country, Padres fans”

  1. Elizabeth

    This is fantastic! What a great experience, thanks for sharing.

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