Our small gathering of choir members practiced for the patriotic concert that’s going to be held this Friday. I was glad to see that a few people I know in the Soprano I section had shown up. It felt like we were attending Summer school, this is the first time we have met to practice in the middle of Summer like this. It feels unnatural and fun at the same time.
The Cackle Queen (new nickname perhaps?) was among the Sopranos who showed up, and she was the same as how I had left her after our last concert. Our regular director will not be around for this concert, I think they said he’s on vacation. So our 2nd in command asked if there was anyone who’d like to volunteer as a choir director, and nobody raised their hands. I was expecting the Cackler to come forth, she seems so good at directing from her seat behind me. But she did not volunteer. She still brought attention to our organizer that we didn’t sound right in certain parts.
We practiced a medley of songs from the Armed Forces, then we sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and of course “The Star Spangled Banner”. We have another practice tomorrow, and that will be with the band.
So that’s where it stands! Thank you for all of the holiday suggestions again! August will be another fun month, I can feel it!