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As a singer, you need to practise individually and work on your own voice and musical ability in order to improve. You can also improve your skills as a choir member. At Red level, you are able to take more responsibility within the choir and lead the less experienced singers. This is rather like being a captain of a sports team; you are expected to play to the best of your ability, but you also have the added responsibility of leading your team members to do the best they can.
 The team manager relies on the captain to do this important job. In a similar way, your choir trainer relies on you to do this within your choir. You provide a lead to your team members by setting a good example with your attendance, your singing and your behaviour in rehearsals and services or concerts. Your choir trainer needs to know that you:
 • will always inform him or her in advance if you are not able to attend a rehearsal or performance.
• will help less experienced singers without making a fuss. This might involve helping a singer to find the right piece of music or the right page during a rehearsal, or making sure that they know what time to attend, or what to wear, and so on.
• are committed, reliable and punctual. This means your attendance record is very good. You can always be relied on to arrive on time and to sing to the best of your ability.
• understand the difference between solo and choral singing. This means you are able to sing solos confidently, and you are also able to give a lead to choir members while blending your voice with them.
Ask yourself the following questions, write the answers here, then ask your choir trainer to comment.
  Is my attendance record good? Could it be improved?
Do I set an example by my behaviour and my singing?
Do I help the less experienced members of my choir? Could I be more helpful?
Do I understand the difference between solo and choral singing? (Think of one difference and write it here.)
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                                                                    Singing as part of a choir

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