There was a low murmur in the room—the sound of 87 students chattering as we filed into the auditorium and took our seats. It was Sunday afternoon, and our three days of music training had begun. “Alright, let’s start with the vocal glides,” Craig instructed as he took his seat at the piano to lead the warm-ups.
The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. After several intense hours of practice, we sprinted outside for some fresh air and volleyball. We all enjoyed the outdoors until break was over and then crowded back into the school building for more music. Finally the day came to a close, and we all collapsed in bed, exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep.
The next day, we all had classes in the morning, and after lunch we resumed training. We had a new song to work on, “The King Is Coming”. The orchestra was having some trouble with some of the rhythms in the song, so Craig sent all of them into the music office where we crowded around the computer to listen to the audio track.
Some students dread music training. Personally, I really enjoy it. Although it may be tiring, it is so helpful and rewarding in the long run.