Guys, things are getting way too crazy in our shows. People trying to show-off and upstage others are taking away from our group as a whole. Yea, it's all fine and dandy if you're just trying have fun in a normal setting, but in showchoir, it's about making the group as a whole look good. I HATE to compare this year's group to my freshman year since they are totally different, but this is NOT WescovAires anymore. I'm sorry, but if we go to New York with our set looking crazy and everyone trying to upstage each other, we are not going to do as well as we are hoping to do. I've heard LLLOOOTTTSSS of complaints from parents as well as WescovAires themselves. We really need to pull together as a group because people are trying to help one another and some people just don't want to hear it. I'm not saying that we're not a good group or that we suck, but we could be SO much better if we really concentrated on performing as a solid group and if everyone took comments from others into consideration. People just want to help but some are not taking it as positively as they should. I'm getting really frustrated because some people work there BUTTS off but others don't take this as seriously. Also, we need to go over the basic of showchoir... meaning showmanship and manners.
During a show, we do NOT fix ourselves on stage! It totally looks bad! I see people fixing their clothes, scratching their heads, and wiping their noses on their sleeves WHILE THEY'RE SINGING!! That's totally disgusting. If you absolutely need to fix yourself or wipe your face, do it while you're not facing the audience (ie. during transition scenes, facing the props during a song, etc).
Also, if the people who we are performing for tell us to get food, we do not get food until the car is packed and until everyone we are performing has gotten food. Plus, we shouldn't even be eating before a show. People are paying us to perform and if they want to give us food after, then that's fine but not before. It's rude...
I'm sorry if I sound like a bitch or if it sounds like I'm just complaining but this needs to be brought up to everyone and I hope others feel the same way. I just want us to be our best and be the prestigious, sophisticated group that the community thinks we are.