One of my biggest dreams is already obvious to you if you follow this blog, or just know what I'm attempting to do. Being a famous author will always be what I'm striving for all my life. But I have another dream, too. One that doesn't have the potential to be a career, necessarily, but is still a huge deal. Almost as big as being a famous author.
I first heard an acapella choir perform when I was in high school. Ever since then, I've been all over Youtube looking for more covers because I can't believe how beautiful a voices only cover can be. Not just the songs themselves, but the way they're made, and the teamwork involved. You have to be so in tune (no pun intended) with everyone around you. You all have to collaborate and contribute equally to create this beautiful thing.
I don't even want to be a famous singer. I just want to be part of this amazing thing, in one way or another. I want to possess this power. Since I've known what "acapella" was, I've wanted to be part of an acapella choir. That's also why so many acapella choirs found their way into my books.
I auditioned in college many times, with no success. I stopped auditioning when one of the members asked me if I was an RA, which is universal college speak for "you look really familiar." I got crazy embarrassed and decided to never come back again, because they knew me, but didn't like me. Now, people have said this group was very political. Most of the members were theater majors, with a couple music majors. Everyone told me they only let in their friends. I also hadn't accepted my low voice at the time, so I didn't have much chance.
Years later, after graduation, I still have the dream of being in an acapella group. I just didn't see how it was going to happen. Until one week ago. My boyfriend mentions to me last Wednesday that an all female acapella group nearby is looking for new members. I'm like... "Wait, WHAAAAATT?? YOU JUST GONNA DROP THAT?"
So, I waited all week for it. It was a loooong week. But I had my first rehearsal last night.
It's already incredible. Everyone was quite welcoming and nice. The director had me sing a little for her just to place me vocally, and (for a quartet style all-female group), I'm a BASS. When she announced this to the rest of the group, they all got really excited. "We need basses!" I haven't formally auditioned yet, but I'm going to keep coming to rehearsals and getting to know my parts. We'll see where this goes. So far, it looks like it may take some time, but it's going to be amazing.
I finally get to say it: I'm one of those acapella girls.