A group of Garfield and Palouse girls that came together as a choir a year ago under the direction of Rebecca Hemphill will sing the National Anthem before the Seattle Mariners’ game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on April 22nd.
The dream began in the spring of 2014, when the girls, who were then all at the Garfield-Palouse Middle School, showed up for volleyball game days dressed in school colors. Hemphill suggested that they consider presenting the National Anthem at middle school sports activities. The girls were all exceptional singers, and at one time or another had been featured soloists in concert, so confidence was not an issue.
The idea was met with a unified groan except by Desi Brown, who said, “Yeah, you guys, we should!” That was the only nudge they needed; when the girls heard how good their multi-part harmony sounded, they were hooked.