Sunday, February 28, 2016

update :)

hey pals! I do not really have anything to write about, so I am just going to write about what has been happening in my life lately :) So if you had read my last blog post, you would have read that I had a lot of auditions in the month of February. And I am glad to say that, auditions are all over! And the results are great! So just a reminder, I had this month auditions for the spring musical Big Fish, auditions for Someko, and auditions for cabera!

Let us start with Big Fish. So for the audition we just had to sing in a quartet, one person from each voice part, and then we had to do a little dance combo. We started with the dance combo, and it went really well! Then we went to go sing, in our groups, and thankfully I got placed with three of my good friends, so I was not really nervous. Then we sang, and the director stared asking us questions, and I was acting like my regular very goofy self, and I am not going to lie, I was really nervous that he was not going to like me. But I later talked to our choir teacher, and she said he really liked me and thought  I was super funny! And I actually then made callbacks!! AND I THEN GOT A PART! So you can start calling me jess the mermaid, because in the musical, I am the mermaid!

Ok, so the next audition, Someko. And that was the one I was wanted to get into more than anything! So my audition went really well, and I nailed the sight reading and my teacher told me that my high notes were really good, and my high notes are the things I am usually most nervous for, so I really relieved that she told me they sounded good! Then two days after auditions, she called together all the sopranos, and told us that we needed to re audition, and the audition was going to consist of sight reading. And oh my goodness, I was so nervous, but also a little happy cause I new that I kind of made it into final auditions for someko. Then the day of re auditions came around, and I like nailed the sight reading, I had a little mess up on one of them, but that was also because I was so, so nervous, and I even told her. hehe. And then Friday came around, and I got my acceptance letter!!! Oh and I made camera!

So I guess you could say that February was a really good month!

-jess





Sunday, February 14, 2016

audition time is here

So now that it is February, the month of auditioning has come, so why not write about it, because it has been the only thing on my mind lately.

As I have said in previous posts, I used to do gymnastics, then I did volleyball, then I quit that and decided to focus on music, as my extracurricular "stuff." So February is seriously the month of auditions, and it is the shortest month in the year. Yay! So currently I have do audition for 3 things, in the span of 21/2 weeks, so if that is not stressful, I do not know what is.

So currently my closest audition is for Someko. Which is my high schools AP choir. Let me explain this. My school had 4 choirs; treble, mens, chamber, and Someko. Treble and Mens choir, are the non-auditioned choirs, and the choirs are open to anyone! Then chamber (the choir I am in), is the honors choir, and the requirements are that you must have had one year of music, at the high school level, and you are a sophomore, and you also have to audition for it. Then there is Someko, which is AP, and the requirements are that you must have had two years of high school music, and you must be a junior or senior, and of course, you must audition for it. And also in Someko there are only 6 spots for each part, which makes a total for only 24 spots in the whole choir. So there is definitely a lot more intensity with getting in. But I am feeling a confident, because I've been doing voice lessons, an extra choir outside of school, and Ive taken piano ever since I was 7.

The next closest audition is for the musical Big Fish, which is OHS's spring musical. And for the audition, I have to do this dance routine, and then sing one of the songs in the musical! And I am really exited about it! Though I have actually no idea what the musical is even about. But I know I am going to have a lot of fun, cause I'll get to spend everyday after school with all my friends, doing the thing I love, which is SING!

Then the last audition in this month, is for Cabrera. Which is the schools choir concert, which is filled with a bunch of solos. And the singers get to show off their other side of singing. Hope that makes sense!

So the next time I write, I am going to know how my auditions went! So I will be updating you guys on that! Wish me luck :))))))