Today, Allshore Chorus, which I was a part of, performed in our concert. It was also our last time seeing each other. I’m so sad it has now ended, but the memories from this past month will always be unforgettable. We sounded fantastic. I loved our pieces. I loved the people I met, and our director… In this month, my music skills improved so much. And representing my school with my friends was fun, too :)
But the thing that made me realize how much I loved Allshore was how I felt on that stage. When we all walked on, carrying our robes… I looked at the audience and the stage surrounding me. And it just felt right. The heat didn’t even bother me. I was just sucked into the music. And when I was on that stage, singing with everyone, it was like everything from my outside life disappeared.
I didn’t think about how January was a terrible month for me. And how midterms were stressful… I didn’t think about drama club. Or my borderline grade in math. I didn’t think about the times when I doubted myself or when my self esteem was at its low points. None of that ever crossed my mind… Because I was on that stage, with the music, the people, and I felt confident. And it felt right.
I hope I will be a part of Allshore next year, and other organizations like it. If you are a musician, join different things like this… because it’s a great escape, and an amazing experience.