It all started with an e-mail.
I read it again…I must have been imagining it. A GRAMMY-winning Country star and inspiration to girls all over the world just complimented Reveille—an all-girl a cappella group from the College of William and Mary. Now this was a dream come true. To our surprise, we found that someone had posted one of our videos from our final concert onto Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Facebook wall which featured Chapin’s “Why Walk When You Can Fly.” It amazed my friends and me how one small group could be noticed by such a big star.
While all of Reveille a Cappella was freaking out in a giant message thread, I realized something. Mary Chapin Carpenter was performing at Wolf Trap on August 18th! And wait…I worked there. I immediately e-mailed her back (after, of course, taking several hours to write the e-mail and to read over it 5 times while hyperventilating a little bit). I left my work phone in the e-mail I sent and within a day heard from her management. Yes, Red Light Management called me…while I was in the bathroom. Oops.
Luckily I was left a phone number and long story short, Reveille is set for a meet and greet on the 18th with one of our favorite artists of all time. We grew up listening to Mary Chapin’s music during long road trips, while dancing in the living room, and when driving with the windows down on a hot summer night. Mary Chapin Carpenter’s love for music and for living shines through her music and her live performances. Whether you’re a fan or not, this is a show you won’t want to miss.