soooo anyone who knows me knows how much i love singing , and how much i've wanted to be in madrigals . basically ever since i saw the wjhs mads preform in like fourth grade at my elementary school , i've wanted to be "one of them."
the dreaded day came on march 16, 2012 . no doubt in my mind , that was thee scariest most emotionally exhausting day ever . i was soo scared . like to the point where i awkwardly bursted into tears in my auto class hours before the audition . pathetic , i know .
after some pep talks from emma white , i decided to go through with it . needless to say , i owe this girl a whoooole lot . she's amazing .
a n y w a y ..
a n y w a y ..
the audition process went as follows: walk into dark choir room . sees a butt load of goodies . fights back from passing out . sees what seems like millions of other auditioners . sees everyone do amazing . two hours pass . still not called up to sing solo . dies inside . gets called up s e c o n d to last . shakes beyond control . explains why emma is her favorite mad . shows her jaguar style cookie dough truffle treat . sings ordinary day by vanessa carlton . relieved it's over .
or at least i thought it was over . i'll spare you from that little sequence of events up there . so next we went over "and so it goes" like three times as a group , and then were put in a random order in a big circle in the middle of the room . we then sang the song at least twenty times as the current mads and dehaan walked in a circle in the center of us and took notes on each individual . it was nerve wrecking . especially because i had never heard the song before , so it was completely sight read . after a few times , it kinda clicked and i grew to love singing it . next we jus divided into parts and sang whatever notes he gave .
after the four hour+ audition was over , it was a huge weight off my shoulders . except for the fact that i now had to wait , and wait , and wait .
*41 days later*
april 25th 2012 , i was shook until i woke up by emma white and natalie porter . i was being kidnapped . which meant , i made it ! it was soooo exciting . they gave me like two minutes to get decent and then it was off in the dark . we picked up aubrey nelson , and miranda baker also . then we went to the high school with their madrigal jackets over our faces and were placed in a circle holding hands with the other lucky kids surrounding you , which you had no idea who they were . after the countdown , the jackets were taken off and we got to look and see who our new mads would be (: lots of screaming took place here . haha and some crying too . we then got some breakfast and then the adventure began (;
i cannot put into words how grateful.excited.stoked.overwhelmed.scared.amazed that i have this opportunity . i cannot wait to be able to do what i love with 27 other kids who love the same thing as much as i do . i know i'm going to make soo many new friends , have countless moments , laughs , tears , and memories that will last forever .
west jordan high school madrigals 2012-2013 . <33
|first official madrigal performance: 05/29/12|