Anyone who has done any video editing knows it can be a time-consuming process, especially if it's a good quality video. Add to that, trying to sync separately recorded instrumental parts, and it can take hours upon hours to complete.

According to the story from WCCO 4 News (see story below), that's precisely the monumental task that Cathedral High School Band Director, Donnell Lastin-Chopp took on. She had Cathedral's 7th and 8th-grade band members individually video their parts and send them to her to edit together.

“Online there have been so many of these virtual performances by professional bands and choirs and they’ve just been amazing to me and I just thought, ‘I want to do something like that with my kids just so we have something to remember this year by,'” - Donnell Lastine-Chopp

 

Check out the video from Cathedral's Facebook page:


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The video was delightful to watch, and the kids did a fantastic job. Not that I am some kind of expert, but I did play trumpet for seven years when I was in school -- so, that combined with a computer keyboard will at least let me have an opinion. I also thought that Donnell did some fantastic video editing work.

I am not the only one who was impressed by the virtual performance, here's what some other people said on Cathedral's Facebook page.

"That was great, took a little planning to make it all sound good." - Ervin J. Scherer

 

"Amazing! I don't remember my 8th grade band sounding that good!"- Suzanne Croni

 

"DLC is still the best" - Alex Maiers

 

Here's the story that WCCO 4 News also did.