Why Do I Sing With Amabile

I was all set to write an article listing great reasons that men & women, boys & girls join Amabile and why they love to sing, and Dr Carol Beynon beat me to it. The following came from the Amabile Boys & Men’s Choir newsletter, listing 25 reasons for singing in Amabile. The ladies echoed many of the same reasons, by the way.

So here we go (in no particular order, by the way):

25. It’s fun!
24. We get to sing with the girls sometimes
23. My best friends are there
22. Choir keeps me from wasting my time playing video games every day
21. I am learning to work really hard and focus, and now I concentrate better at school
20. We get to travel and see special places with our best friends
19. The audiences love us and we feel like rock stars
18. I met my wife through Amabile
17. Amabile makes me feel that I am part of something bigger and more important than me alone
16. I have learned so much about the rest of the world through the repertoire we sing
15. We have performed with some of the most famous choral composers and conductors in the world
14. Singing is something I can share with my parents and grandparents
13. I use singing to tell my stories and stories of others
12. I learned how to write and arrange my own songs for the choirs to sing
11. I can read music and that helped my reading and writing at school too
10. Singing helps me to really ‘listen’ to others
9. The values of Amabile shaped how I grew up, and how I live my life now
8. Rehearsals make me relax and forget about the rest of my life for a while.
7. I am a better person when I sing with the guys
6. I love how it feels after working really hard and accomplishing something special
5. Singing is me and I am proud to be me
4. I am integral part of our Amabile community
3. I can sing about things that I find difficult to talk about
2. I have learned how to be a leader through Amabile
1. Amabile is part of my identity, of who I am and who I want to be