Great Kids: Sugar Station!
It's been awhile since I've written about Great Kids on this blog, so I wanted to introduce the kids from the band Sugar Station: 12-year-old twins Ariel and Zoey, and their 10-year-old brother Eli! They are the stars of the hit 'tween musical variety television show, Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too. Sugar Station writes, records and performs their original songs, and are as patriotic as they come: Ariel, Zoey and Eli spend much of their time supporting U.S. troops and military families through performances and visits, including a 2009 tour of military bases across the country called “Operation: Sweet Company.”
They have performed for the children of wounded troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and in April 2011 they were invited to headline the“Celebration of Our Military Kids’ Star Power” event at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC., where children of National Guard and Reserve families received grants to participate in extracurricular and educational activities. They have even sung the national anthem at a Mets game at Shea Stadium and a sold-out Detroit Pistons game and have performed twice with the respected Ann Arbor Symphony. Watch their sweet rendition of "America the Beautiful" here.
On September 18th, 2011, Ariel, Zoey and Eli hosted a fundraiser for the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital at Michigan Theater.
I've known their mom Caroline since we were children: close, close buddies playing dolls together in her basement and swimming at her lake in the summertime. We were goofy, silly, and yes, sometimes we did feel "left out," just like Olivia, as Sugar Station sings here: