It is not surprising to forget things that you need to prepare for your choir rehearsal. Although a choir director is expected to be organized and on top of things, there is still a chance to overlook some details, even if you think that you’ve prepared well enough.
My experience as a new choir leader in my hometown, Denver, is an excellent example. I arranged everything the week before our rehearsal. I laid down the songs, assigned choir members who will perform the solo parts, and even allotted budget for refreshments. The rehearsal was perfect in my head. I thought it was all good.
Unfortunately, I failed to inspect the practice hall that we rented thoroughly. I was there during the ocular inspection and signing of the lease contract. I even arranged the furniture and did a bit of clean up. I thought I had done enough, but during the rehearsal day, I was startled by the shriek of our choir members. It definitely did not sound like vocalization to me.
When I inspected the commotion, there were roaches under the sink in our pantry. I know this is not the usual job of a choir leader, but that mindset caused me to overlook this small, yet important detail. We planned to have snacks after our rehearsals, but we cannot bear the thought of roaches in the pantry.
Fortunately, we found a pest control service that can do the job that same day. We got all the information … Read the rest