Wednesday, February 20, 2008

If This is a Dream, Please Dont Wake Me Up!!!

I've been waiting for my chorus teacher to post who will get into concert choir for next year. If you didn't know what concert choir is, its basically a higher level chorus that you have to audition in front of the teacher to get in. You have to know solfedge ( do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do) you have to know rythem counting and thats hard to explain. You have to know how to count beats and know your notes and most of all you have to have a good singing voice. There are limited amount of people who can be in it. 7 people for each voice part and there are 4 voice parts but the mens parts are spilt so there are still only 7 men in the choir. only 2 or 3 people get in each year because senoirs are leaving and some people drop. This meant if I got in I would be 1 person chosen out of the 20 altos to get in. Thats a 5% chance.

This has been my dream since I got into highschool. I knew that this was around the time she would post. So today I asked her to sign my corse selection sheet and it said 'full chorus' and she signed it. So I said to myself "Ill just have to try for next year." Today, the same day she signed my sheet she posted the list. I didn't even bother to look at it until my friend Simone said " Congrats Heather'" and I was like " what are you talking about?" and she said I made it. I immediatly smiled and said " no i didnt, no i didnt" until my eyes met that list and it said Alto's ( voice part ) and I followed the names all the way down until I saw Heather Lord. I cried. I cried so hard because this is my dream this is what Ive wanted for two years. I did it. I went in to my chorus teachers office and HUGGED her. I said " G ( because her name is Mrs. Gibson and we all call her G for short) You tricked me" and she said " I wanted it to be a surprise. I didn't want to give it away" and she wipped the tear off the side of my cheek.

I called mom and I was crying and she thought it was something bad. But it wasnt. Shes proud of me. That itself is a good feeling.

Being in concert choir gives us so much more previlages. We get to go to disney world by raising money and singing in the park somewhere. We get to meet the governor and sing for him at special occasions( how do you spell that?). We can do many more festivals, like barbarshop ( which is March 15th if yall wanna come to it at my school, Im not really sure what times or what it cost, but family gets first dibs on tickets so let me know if you wanna come, its a saturday). Its amazing. Im so excited. Love and support thats all im askin for.

3 comments:

Steph said...

Love & Support? You've got alot of that my little songbird!
Go Feather!!

Jenny_Lin said...

Heather, I'm so proud of you!!! I want to go to your Barbershop thing! Wicked bad.

♥ Jennyfer.

:D

Heather said...

Okay Ill get the info soon!!! Barbarshop is so much fun...well for me. But the songs we do are usually really fun as well. We spend one whole day learning the song and then at the end of the day we perform. Its usually around 6:30 or 7....♥