From my standpoint, the drum café and boomwhacker piece went off perfect, just as I had visualized it. You did a phenomenal job in getting everyone to participate. Everyone I talked to was amazed at how you were able to do that. I know that your part was a new and different twist to what you normally do, and we are so thankful that you were willing to be flexible and make it work, and within the 12 minutes. It was awesome to see all the participants working together like that. We thought we might get 50% to cooperate, but I would say we got 100%. I was back near the sound tables and so was about 200 feet from the stage. I was able to turn around and watch every section, and they were ALL participating.
The response has been overwhelming that it was the perfect ending to the week. We nailed the theme and your message of each color being a mode of communication was understood and the metaphor was understood.
I hope you got to see the end of the event before you had to leave, with the streamers, the pyro and the Jesus figure in the rafters. Then more songs by the band were filled with everyone spontaneously using the boomwhackers to make more music. It was an explosion of celebration at the end, kids running up and down the aisles with streamers, boomwhackers and singing.
Thanks and God Bless.
Program Director, Missouri Synod Triennial Youth Program
Attendance: 22,000 young adults and adults