In my previous blog, I talked about practicing tennis, I thought it would be a great idea to share how I practiced choir and my solo parts too. At first, Mrs. Martinez (our choir teacher) gave us a few songs to learn. These were "Seasons of Love", "Fly! I Believe I Can", and "Viva La Vida". We practiced these for the first month and then she introduced us to some other songs; "Island in the Sun", "Just the Way You Are", "Man In the Mirror", and "Survivor, I Will Survive". We had plenty of fun with these songs and practiced them for another month. "Survivor! I Will Survive" is my favorite song. And when my teacher announced there would be tryouts for the solo parts in the song, I was ecstatic. I practiced everyday for several weeks preparing for the tryouts. It paid off. I got the part! I was so happy.
In the end, we (the entire choir, about 45 kids) practiced everything together, over and over again for another two months. We also had to practice some dance moves. When it was time to perform we rocked the stage. I sang and danced. I was given a lot of good feedback about my solo part. You can see me singing and dancing in the videos below. (The videos are bit bumpy at first but they calm down.)
I love to perform and I enjoy trying out for parts in my school productions. I know I get nervous before I tryout and before I perform, but I just try to turn those "butterflies" in the tummy into focused energy on the performance. It usually works. But the best medicine for being nervous is to practice a lot, long before you have to perform. The more practice you give something the easier it becomes to perform it. Well, that's my news for this blog entry. Hope you enjoy the videos. Bye!