Posted in Musings and Mutterings

Team Black and Blue

One down and one to go!

Concert weekends, that is.

I really liked the repertoire this time. There are so many songs I enjoyed and the chorus did a fantastic job on the music. Hopefully, I’ll be allowed to post a few songs, but the powers that be are determining what their policy is towards such a thing. Personally, I think posting a few things would be a great way to expose people to the awesome sounds this group of singers and their director can produce, but I understand that there needs to be some control over content. No one wants the pieces that weren’t ‘just right’ posted willy-nilly on the net.

Hubby and I were team Black and Blue this time. The official color for the oldest group of singers is a Royal Blue. A few years ago, we produced some awesome looking music bags for our students that were a combo of royal blue and black. Ever since then, it’s seemed to stick as the colors of choice for things related to the chorus. Hubby and I frequently wear these colors to events. Since I’m in the background, and never 100% sure where I’ll have to go, I wear my Chorus Ninja black and Hubby – since I’ve made sure he’s the ‘front man’, wears some form of the royal blue. Being the goofy people we are, we now refer to ourselves and Team Black and Blue.

I guess Chorus Ninja Black is really effective. At the end of the concert, the boss said some very nice words of thanks and then, during the applause, I saw people swivelling their heads around looking for me, even though I was sitting right there amongst them. Yes! I’m invisible now!!

However, when I showed up at the reception, I was chastised. Bing, bang, boing… three parents in a row asked me why I hadn’t stood for my applause.


I usually can quietly hide away in the shadows, but apparently, I’m not going to be able to do that anymore. I’m not really sure how this makes me feel. In one way, I really appreciate the compliments and thanks, but in a much larger way, it makes me feel so strange and uncomfortable. I don’t do this job for the thanks.. though it’s nice to be thought kindly of… I do the best I can do because my name is attached to it and it’s something I care about.

I have a saying on my fridge that all my children have read and know:

” A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”     -Proverbs 22:1

I believe this. It’s not about money or fame.. it’s about doing the best you can do, because in the end, it’s who you are and what you did that you will be remembered by, not what you had.

So, one down and one to go, and I’m sure I’ll don Chorus Ninja Black again this coming weekend and Hubby will be in his awesome royal blue and we will tease each other through the radios we use to keep everything rolling and maybe, just maybe, I’ll stand this time!  Hey, it’s all about what they want, right?


I believe you make your own reality whether good or bad. Thus, my favorite saying is, "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Well, Sharon, if you wanna know what I think....

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