OPENING DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a social media person. I’m not on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or anything else that means I have to take time out of my already overly full but fulfilling life to share things that are no one else’s business but mine. Because of my profession, I tend to be more in the public spotlight and therefore, I choose to keep my private life just that…private. End of opening rant! I’m sure this will really inspire you to read these blog posts!! If you do choose to read my blog, I can’t promise this will be my first and only rant…about anything! Joanie says I’m becoming more and more less tolerant (I think that’s awkward wording…) with various matters, so I will try not to offend anyone. I’m going to try to make this fun for me and you as well. So here goes….
I have to admit this idea came from Ronni O’Toole (soprano 1). She shared the Kesling Commandments.
However, I’d like to approach my “commandments” from a positive perspective. Thou shalt NOT, shall be replaced with Thou Shalt.
I. Thou shalt come to rehearsals on time…unless there’s a work or family related issue. Promptness is next to Godliness.
II. Thou shalt participate in rehearsals exemplifying the Three E’s: eagerly, enthusiastically, and energetically. Yes, even at the end of a long day at the office!!
III. Thou shalt come prepared to rehearsals by having read the rehearsal bulletin BEFORE coming to rehearsal.
IV. Thou shalt be a positive influence on others. Debby Downers should stay home.
V. Thou shalt take care of one’s instrument. One cannot purchase a new voice like one can purchase a new piano. Taking care of one’s voice means taking care of you. Eat right, exercise, pray, and get out there!!
VI. Thou shalt sing in tune!
VII. Thou shalt understand that as we do not speak in a monotone, we can’t sing in one either. Syllabic stress is vital to beautiful singing.
VIII. Thou shalt be thankful for the talents you’ve been given and use them accordingly.
IX. Thou shalt be grateful for the many volunteers in LACS who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make your choral experience top notch.
X. Thou shalt remember your responsibilities that come with LACS membership and rejoice in the fact that you have the opportunity to sing in a choir such as ours.