Last minute issues
Date: May 1, 2014
My concert is Tuesday and the kids are making more mistakes now than they did a week ago. My most major issue is a couple of my sopranos in one group sing loud and sharp after my strongest soprano moved a couple of weeks ago (seventh graders - and some resource sixth graders). It's throwing the whole chorus off pitch, and none of my other sops are strong enough to stay on pitch by themselves. Sometimes if I sing loudly right beside the offenders it improves, but obviously, I can't do that at the concert. Suggestions? I've asked them to listen and sing more softly so they can blend and hear better, but it's not working. I'm considering moving them around some to see if that helps, but I've already rehearsed getting on and off risers and placement, and I'm afraid it might throw my resource kids off.