Sunday, November 22, 2009

Musical Moment in Relief Society

The piano player for Relief Society was sick today. This wouldn't have been a big deal but all our other piano players were also missing. One of the counselors in the presidency asked if anyone could play anything on the piano. One brave soul admitted you could play the melody of the more familiar songs. So she bravely plunked out what she knew and we gratefully sang our opening song.

Then we had our Musical Moment. The woman in charge begged the emergency pianist to play that song as well. It wouldn't have been a big deal except...ha ha ha I am cracking up just remembering. Hoo!

Except, first the Musical Moment Director (I don't know the real name of the calling) stated that today we were going to work on breathing. She explained that while it is hard to know where to breathe during a song, you can generally follow the rule of breathing only at the commas, or every four measures. She then announced that we were going to try this all together as we sang a hymn. Unfortunately, the hymn she chose was one of those lesser known hymns. It was definitely unknown to our brave pianist. She did her best but she made a bunch of mistakes and played very slowly. VERY SLOWLY. And here we were, about thirty women trying to not breathe for the longest four measures ever. We were all turning red. I was trying really hard until I had to start laughing (don't worry, it was quietly). It was so funny. I love Relief Society but today I really loved Relief Society.

4 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Um, yeah, that's my calling in our ward. Brave ladies. Good for everyone for trying not to breathe - hah! Would have been a better day to practice a cappella singing maybe.

Katie said...

Hahahahaha! Oh man. I can TOTALLY imagine this. Oh Relief Society...

Lisa Lou said...

Haha! I played the organ in sac mtg today and I accidently played the opening song too slow. Oh well.

Bridget said...

Oh that is funny. Thanks for sharing.