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Main Piece: The Bonnie Banks o’Loch Lomand

The Bonnie Banks o’Loch Lomand By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond Where me and my true love will ne-er meet again  On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond. Chorus: O you’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak’ the low road And I’ll… Continue Reading »

Pre-Choir Performance Ritual

Main Piece: Interviewer: You’re in choir, right? Informant: Uh huh. Interviewer: Is there any kind of rituals you guys do. Like anything before you guys start? Informant: Well, one of our teachers, right before we are about to go into a concert, she’ll have us sit in a room and turn off the lights. Then… Continue Reading »

Annual Christmas Dinner

Main Piece: “At the end of the Christmas term in December in school…um…everyone would have to sing in the choir. So a big choir was assembled and everyone had to sing in it in a carol service…so we’d sing a lot of carols. And then afterwards, we would have a nice dinner which was probably… Continue Reading »

“What’s blue and looks like a bucket? A blue bucket.”

My informant was in theater and choir in high school. He told me about one particular joke that his choir director liked to tell during their concerts. This is his description: “My choir director in high school would always tell the same joke during our concerts. I think he learned it from his college a… Continue Reading »