Posts from 2017

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Windward Notes – Finding the Light

by WCS Blogmeister

Auditions are a drag. Auditions are not fun. Auditions are scary. Auditions are stressful. I hate them and want them to crawl into a hole so I can pour dirt and concrete over the top of the hole and then bomb it into oblivion. Pardon my subtlety. I suspect that I’m not the only one […]

Windward Notes – I’ll Have a Chocolate Chip Cookie

by WCS Blogmeister

From the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), a non-profit based in the UK, a research paper entitled, “Impact of arts education on the cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes of school-aged children. A review of evidence” by Beng Huat See and Dimitra Kokotsaki, Durham University. Just so ya’ know, this was not a study of the arts but […]

Windward Notes – Wave ‘Dem Arms

by WCS Blogmeister

If you’re new to singing in front of a conductor this is for you. You see, there really is a method to the madness of Susie’s flailings and I wanted to clue you in. All of the time signatures that we use have a standard pattern of flailing and I wanted to share them with […]

Windward Notes – Five Months is But a Moment

by WCS Blogmeister

A quick reminder: the opinions expressed and the order of the words in Windward Notes are mine and nobody else’s. They do not reflect the views of and are not influenced or reviewed  by the Windward Choral Society, its members, its Board of Directors or anybody else on the planet. I got a little feisty […]

Windward Notes – Mismatched Matches

by WCS Blogmeister

There are some words that just go together. The two add up to something that makes perfect sense and there’s no confusion about what’s going on. Some examples: “Richly Decorated” “Regular Exercise” “Excruciating Pain” (yeah, it’s not much fun but they DO go together well) “Vaguely Remember” “Get Drunk” (which leads to the “vaguely remember” […]

Windward Notes – Reflections on a Decade #1 (Her and Us and Them)

by WCS Blogmeister

This begins a series of monthly blog entries focusing on our 10th year and all of the fun, laughs, tears, bizarro warm-ups, even more bizarro international music and…well…everything that took that that first group of a couple dozen curious singers (and not-so-singers) through the journey that’s gotten us to this milestone. And evolved us and […]