Sound Connection

Sound Connection
Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Sound Connection returned from the Las Vegas BHS International Convention in July a little disappointed that we didn't sing at our best, and determined to do better at the Pan-Pacific Convention in Sydney. In the lead-up rehearsals, our director, Andrew Howson, constantly reminded us to relax, sing cleanly and simply, and focus on producing beautiful music and entertaining our audience. As Andrew said, the scores would take care of themselves. Just for a change, we actually listened to our director, and enjoyed ourselves on stage immensely. The icing on the cake was, of course, a BHA gold medal and a Pan-Pacific silver medal. As thrilled as we were to win, we noticed that the scores were VERY close, and a gold medal could just as easily have been a bronze medal.

And then there was Vocal FX, from Wellington, winning the Pan-Pacific gold medal with a staggering 88%, showing us all on this side of the Tasman just how well this art-form can be done! Amazing work, guys!

We've had a big year, and achieved many of our long-term goals. So what's next? We've realised that it's time to set some NEW goals: Broaden our repertoire, increase our membership, have more fun, and ring more chords. Simple, right?

Mark Virtue

Secretary, Sound Connection.