Warming up your choir on concert night
Date: October 18, 2013
This is my second year at a new school. Last year I went with the flow. This year I would like to see if I could get a few things change. One thing is particular that I am wanting to change is when I warm up my choir the night of the concert. If I warm them up a half hour before the concert and then we all go and listen to a half hour or 45 minute band concert then I feel that they have lost their focus and are not warmed up any more and probably should be brought back together before we go on to get refocused. The big thing for the band director at my school is that they hate dead time. I don't want any dead time during the concert (got parent complaints because I kept the kids a few minutes after the stage was ready just to sing a few notes. Probably a total of 6-at most 10 minutes) but I also want my choirs focus on the task at hand. How do you all warm up your kids the night of a concerts when/if you are always/sometimes second on the program. I need some good ideas if ya got them.
I just want my kids to do the best they can.
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