Originally Posted by The OrffSite Webmaster on Thursday, December 23, 2010

My elementary choir students finished up the semester with a mini choir tour and skating trip. Even though our venue was local, it was like my old secondary days. I hope they enjoyed the road trip as much as I and their audiences seemed to enjoy their performances. The live audience always seems to bring out the best in young singers. The live performance makes singing a real life experience and not just an empty exercise. When it comes to teaching choir, I still use much of the Orff Approach, but in the crunch time, I just revert to the old maestro! The old maestro in me mainly just uses "preaching and drilling" to get the perfection in the performance. Thank you, Al Skoog! We A Staters miss you.