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FIRST IMPRESSIONS are so important !

posted Jun 7, 2014, 11:19 AM by Kathy Scheel
Wow - what a great start to the summer with so many voice lesson students already showing great interest in joining the chorus!   Isn't that exciting to know that we're doing so many things RIGHT?!!   We are a very welcoming and open group and I see lots of interaction going on, helping our guests know what song we're singing, where their part is (since it's so different from other choral music), explaining what is being taught.   And you sing with great energy and passion, which draws them in to the harmony that we make together - they want to be a part of it!  

Some of our guests are somewhat shy and may need some very careful assistance and reaching out is a good way to help them.   Take a moment and send an email or find them on facebook and "friend" them.  It's great to make those connections and is very meaningful that you took the time to notice them and want to get acquainted.  Get their email addresses from Tammy Roberson and connect with them in some way.

Guest Night/Open House is coming up and it's always a time when we really shine as a chorus!    At the beginning of rehearsal, we'll do the normal "every section in a corner" and you'll have that time to meet your new guests - that's a very impactful moment, as you know that first impressions are very important and lasting!  What you do in those first few seconds is huge and I know you'll make it a very pleasant and happy experience for them so they're likely to come back!

We'll do our typical rhythmic warmups, do vocal skill-building, and then I'll teach 1-2 tags, just to give them a quick idea of how awesome it is to sing 4-part a'cappella harmony in the barbershop style!  We'll perform a few songs for them (watch for an email from me on Monday), and we'll have some time in sectionals (that didn't happen this week as I had planned, but we were able to do "section" work on the risers which really helped), and will get to know our guests while demonstrating the work ethic that we all have to make our music as beautiful and "clean" as possible.   Then we'll end the night with a game and refreshments.  

I am so proud of your teamwork and know that EVERY MEMBER is volunteering your time in some way to help get things done each week.  Thank you from my heart!

Love - Kathy

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