Hi. I’m Joe. It’s meeting night, and my guess (and biggest fear) is that we will have the same rehearsal schedule this week as we did last week, and the week before. And truthfully, I am bored with working so hard, but not having any variety in my rehearsals!
We sing for the director, and work on great techniques, but don’t have enough chances to feel fulfilled, to prove we’ve learned something, to show off our skills, to let the new skills get to our memory banks. We just work hard on yet another song (that, admittedly, does need work) and go home having sung all night…for the director.
How about we perform each night? For a visitor, for a coach, for the person wandering the halls…for OURSELVES? Perhaps just one song…and get the kick from using all those things we just learned. Feel the satisfaction of a job well done, as we remember and celebrate our new talents…show off a bit. Let our director know we ARE learning, and proud of it.
Let’s try one new thing every week….and I promise I won’t be bored any longer.