I am so sorry I did not write yesterday. I had choir practise then I had to get my braces before performing at my school. Today I will try and write two posts however I also have homework so it's not guaranteed to happen. Anyways, today's post is all about that concert I performed at yesterday. I really want to talk about it because I am so proud of how far I have come over the last year.
The first concert I ever performed at, I was absolutely terrified. I could not stop shaking and I felt so sick, that was the most nervous I had ever been about anything probably. That was with my entire school choir so people probably couldn't even hear me but it scared the absolute shit out of me. I got on stage and I didn't know where to look or what to do. The light was in my eyes and I was sweating so much. The next concert I performed at I was slightly less nervous and it was great to see the small improvements I was making and to see how I was more confident in myself.
In the next May, me and my friends auditioned for the school talent show which meant we would have to perform in front of a lot of people. This was very scary for me because we were performing in a smaller group and I had a solo verse to nail! we practised at least 3 times a week and often showed my music teacher to make sure we got it perfect on the day. We performed a cover of "this is gospel" by Panic! At The Disco and it is still one of my favourite songs to this day. I was so scared and my leg was shaking the whole way through the show. Although we did not make it through to the final round, it was still one of the best experiences of my musical life (so far).
On the last day of year 8, our school held a festival and my teacher gave us the opportunity to perform "This is Gospel" to the entire school. Once again we were practising non stop until it was perfect. We got up on stage and sung our hearts out. everyone in my class was watching and I had never sung properly in front of them before. They were so supportive (for the most part). My friend Amber filmed the whole thing, but I cannot include it because it shows other people from my school who may not want to be on my blog.
Yesterday, I had to take part in my school's winter concert. I sung a few items with the school choir as I normally do and I also had to play a song towards my B-tec. Me, Charley and Cat performed "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons. I was really scared for this performance because I was about to play my guitar in front of 200 people for the first time ever. I did it, I was so proud and got amazing feedback from people.
The last year has been as I have got to see how I have improved. So, if you are ever worried about performing, just know that you will become more confident over time. Bye xx