Missing The Gig

Sooner or later, you are going to miss one of your choir’s gigs.

It could be illness, a double booking, or an unavoidable meeting relocated across the state.

Whatever your reason, it’s important to have done the work well in advance to ensure that your choir still gives its best without you.

Here are a few of the challenges. They must…

  • trust each other.
  • have a respected leader within the ensemble who can take over for you.
  • know the music cold.
  • have enough performance experience that they can predict how the gig will go.
  • have respect for the audience and what they deserve from a performance.
  • have clear instructions from you on how the performance will progress.
If your choir doesn’t have these things, it’s wiser to cancel the gig. The risk of a performance that will reflect badly on them is too high.
If you have built these skills and knowledge into your ensemble over the weeks, months, and years leading up to the gig, you should feel no fear in sending them out into the world to represent your institution. They will make you proud and feel proud themselves of what they can accomplish.
Wishing the Rockford Aces a performance to be proud of tonight.