Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm officially a 'ding a ling'

Bell choir rehersal tonight. We are playing for the main service on Sunday and I am SO nervous. The only good thing is that we are up in the back choir loft where you can't see us. I sure hope it goes well. I don't have a very big part, but the notes that I DO have are pretty obvious since my bells are the very high notes and you can really hear them.

We are also prepping several pieces for the big concert in two weeks - our church is 150 years old this year and our 'home-coming' weekend is the first weekend in June. I will be totally swamped that weekend. I'm baking scones for the English tea room, playing on Friday night, being a 'greeter' for the open house on Saturday, and then on Sunday there's the service, then a parish picnic. Fun, but exhausting.

THEN at some point in June, we will be recording two tracks of bells for the 'Music of Grace' CD.

OMG - GLEEP!!!!! not sure I shouldn't have waited on this till the fall!!!!! Despite several people telling me that I'm doing great - I still feel like I'm missing more notes than I am hitting. I wish there was some way for me to practice more. An hour a week just isn't enough.

I am loving it, though, if it wasn't for the performance anxiety.

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