My church has a new music director, Bruno. Last night was his first rehearsal with our choir.
We normally rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30.
Around 8:30, he asked, "Do you usually have a break?"
"No," we replied.
"What?! Oh gosh, you need a break. Let's take ten."
It had never even occurred to me before, but this new policy is going to be so good for the choir. Obviously it'll be a little easier to get through the two-hour rehearsals, but I think that the chance to socialize a little more will build the cohesiveness of the group, which in turn can only help us make better music.
I am excited for this year.
Don't forget to take ten every now and then!