Monday, July 30, 2007

Choir Nazi

Yesterday we sang both of these songs in Relief Society and it brought back the following memory:

In 2000 Amber, Ashley, Emily and Lisa and I sang these songs with a women's choir from BYU at the General Relief Society Broadcast. It was fun - we all sang alto. I wanted to do it cause Ann Dee was on her mission and I thought it would be cool if she could see me all the way over in Hong Kong. I had a plan ... sit close to the black girl or the asian girl cause they always seem to get air time. The cameramen like to make our church look like we are so diverse - even in Utah.

We had to practice lots and wear pastel colors and one time the lady in charge (not the director) got mad at some poor girl for not ironing her shirt. "Do you have an iron? Use it!" She wasn't very nice so we called her the choir Nazi.

Well we were set. We were seated right above the black girl. My plan was going to work. Then right before the meeting began, they moved that girl down closer to the front - seriously. I was out of luck, although I did feel good that my theory was right about the cameramen. No TV time for me - not even satellite broadcast time! Maybe I should just audition for a commercial or something.


emily said...

I'm so glad you are doing a blog so I have something to laugh about at 5:00a.m. when my baby is ready for the day. It's like having Katy at my house.:)

Ann Dee said...

I didn't see you but I did see the black sister.

Anonymous said...

See, this is how bad my memory is. I don't even REMEMBER singing in that choir. But I do remember you and how freaking hilarious you are.

Love ya Katy B


Katy said...

Sorry Ashley - maybe you weren't there ... can't remember for sure

kristi said...

yeah, for sure about the whole diversity air time thing. we sometimes play a game where we watch the choir and find celebrity look alikes. its fun. the jackie chan look alike got plenty of air time. more than most. that was a good plan. sorry it didn't work out.

Anonymous said...

Katy, Katy, Katy,
you are such a little schemer! You should write a letter about leaving "red heads" out of the broadcast. I know if it were me in charge, I'd think twice!

MediocreMama said...

Tod has always pointed out that they zoom in on anyone who's black during the choir numbers. I tried to tell him it wasn't true but I guess you've just confirmed it.