Well Readers, as most of you know, the 81st Nykerk Cup competition took place last night and it was SO impressive! For a little taste if you didn’t see it, you can check out Odd Year’s song and read about the competition in this post from my fellow blogger, Kathryn.
Anyway, since you know all about Nykerk now and what the general gist of it is, I thought for this post, I’d give you a different perspective of it! I think I’ve mentioned before that I am on the Executive Board for Nykerk as the Junior (now Senior) Treasurer, so I’ll tell you all about what I did this weekend and what behind the scenes work went into making Nykerk go smoothly this year!
Starting with Friday, the exec board had to be in the DeVos Fieldhouse, the place where Nykerk was held, at 5 p.m. Run-throughs for Even and Odd Year Oration, Song, and Play started at 5:30 p.m. and ran until midnight that evening. At that point it was very cool to see all the hard work both years had put into their respective areas. What exec board did during this time was make sure that if any area needed anything, that it was taken care of. We did anything from tape foam to the bleachers where song would sing, to set up the DVD table where DVDs were being sold. It was very cool to see everything become smoother as the night went on. Total hour count in DeVos for Friday: 7 hours.
Then came Saturday. Exec had to be back in DeVos at 7:45 a.m. for rehearsals that started at 8:00 a.m. – woah! I am a morning person, so this was a wonderful time for me. 🙂 Seeing everything go from smooth to fluid was so fulfilling. Even though mornings are my specialty, I must admit that by noon, I was a little sleepy. Luckily, my fellow treasurer and I had an errand to do: we went to go get lunch for everyone! 22 sandwiches, 10 cookies and 10 bags of chips later, Jimmy Johns was the hero for Exec board and Nycrew (people that ran the spotlights, ran the sets for the plays, and basically did a great deal to keep the show moving).
More run-throughs ensued until 3:30 when everyone went home to change for Nykerk that evening. Total time spent in DeVos before Nykerk took place: 14 hours.
After all was said and done, Nykerk took place! It went off without a hitch and was very fluid and impressive. Sitting near the front, I couldn’t help feeling like Nykerk was my baby and it had just taken it’s first steps. I was so proud, as was the rest of the Executive Board. All our hard work had paid off into a great show that everyone enjoyed. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and hopefully if you went, you enjoyed it too!
I hope your week starts off well, Readers!
Until next time!