"I'm not a character like Rapunzel or Cinderella; my story looks like any other." -- Malala Yousafzai
"Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life." -- Joni Eareckson Tada
Yesterday I was able to compete and perform against some of the top choirs in the school district. I could describe how magical the evening was, with wearing a very much princess-like green dress and how our songs went down flawlessly, but to say those things wouldn't entirely be true.
First off, I was terrified for the day. One of the songs that we were to perform contained multiple solos originally left for the Concert Choir. In the choir class I'm in, Mixed Choir, I was assigned to only sing as a backup for the class. This was a fact until Friday, when my choir teacher came up to me at the end of the class and said, "You're going to be performing as one of the soloists at the actual competition." To sing for a small class is easy, but for a competition against other schools? Scary.
If you are wondering as to what solo or song I'm talking about, listen to this opening of the song Safari. I had to perform two of these "wah-na-no-le"s; one at the beginning of the song, and one at the end.
As for the green dress I was in, though beautiful, I had many problems with it. I kept stepping on the hems and nearly tripped several times as I walked up to the balcony and series of stairs. I would be walking and then, BAM! My face is on the ground I am wondering why it couldn't have been the afternoon of that day when I was discussing with a friend of mine on the way back home from school that our middle school group was weird and still is, as shown below when we are trying to plan a reunion:
The performances were amazing, ours and others. A lot of the songs that other schools performed were very choral like, whereas our school's songs were very wild with much body percussion and animal noises. The great thing about it was that I was able to see some friends of mine that I have not seen in quite some time, and to compete against them was such an honor and an excitement for me.
The competition's results haven't come out yet, but I really hope we won! I'm also glad to have heard from someone I know that my elementary choir teacher watched and was estatic to see me-- knowing her and having not seen her in awhile, I know she would. I'm kind of glad about it, too.
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