Wish me luck for tomorrow D:

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Silktail

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09-20-2013

I'm auditioning for All-State Choir tomorrow morning.
All-State is a state-wide choir that only the "best" singers can attend (hence the auditions).
We'll be going over to Yakima, Washington over President's Day weekend and spend three or four days rehearsing and on the third (or fourth night, can't remember how exactly long it is since they changed it this year), there is the concert.

I tried out for it my freshman year of high school, and almost made it as an Alto I. I was basically told I was too young and they'd prefer only juniors and seniors join unless you're this gift from the heavens singer as a freshman (which I am not).

Now, as a senior, I am going to try again. I'll be trying for Alto II as that is what I mainly do in choir and I'm really hoping I make it. x.x
My choir teacher said I have a pretty good chance, but uggggggghhh I'm so nervous.



Are you in any music classes? Or if you're graduated, were you?

Oh, and by the way, Yakima is pronounced with a MAW sound at the end, not MUH like those stupid iCarly people.
L2WASHINGTON ICARLY.


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Eliv

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09-20-2013
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I believe that you can do it! Just don't let nervousness get to you.


I play trumpet, and played for my state's All State Concert and Jazz band back in middle/high school!


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Silktail

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09-21-2013

I just did it.
My choir teacher said I did really well.

I had to re-do one scale once, but that was because I went sharp. At least going sharp is a lot better than going flat. >.<

I had to sing from a low G to a high E flat. Fairly easy range.


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Eliv

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09-21-2013
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Originally Posted by Aperire View Post
I just did it.
My choir teacher said I did really well.

I had to re-do one scale once, but that was because I went sharp. At least going sharp is a lot better than going flat. >.<

I had to sing from a low G to a high E flat. Fairly easy range.
Glad to hear you did well! Assuring your spot will be worth it!


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skippymcgee

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09-21-2013

Very nice.

I did All State for Alaska two years and All Northwest once, they're really exciting. Make sure that they or your choir teacher provides water, and if they don't make *absolutely sure* that you have some available at all times. You're going to be exhausted, and your voice along with it. Don't be afraid to audition for solos wherever available, because most (see: everybody who's not a self-obsessed ass) of the people that audition for them will be just as nervous as you.

For our All State, everything had to be memorized, but I've heard some let you use the music. Either way, memorize it. And have fun.

-Bass I


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I Be Rad

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09-22-2013

Very nice. I play piano, and played with Chicago's All City Jazz Band back in high school. Now a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.


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KonFewShuN

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09-22-2013

In highschool I was in a selective Mens Choir, selective mens/womens choir, and regular choir, as well as marching band, Drumline.

Singing is fun, as long as you go up there and perform with the intention of having fun and really connecting with the particular piece. that is what's most important!