I'd also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I appreciate everyone who stops to comment, either here or on FB. It makes the effort of posting very rewarding and I'm so happy that I've been able to help those in somewhat of a daunting calling.
I remember my first week as Music Leader and it was an epic fail! I went into the calling thinking I knew what I was doing. I spent all week creating a huge lesson plan and it flopped. Needless to say I was eventually led to the Internet for anyone willing to help a poor lost chorister! And I found a wonderful Michigan woman's blog (which is no longer available) who emailed me TONS of material! She was an answer to my prayer. Several years later, I now find myself in her spot being able to pay it forward and I love it! If you have thoughts of how I can better help you, please let me know!
I've also recently been called as our Stake's Primary Music Leader and I'm excited to be working directly with the Music Leaders in my stake (don't worry...I BEGGED to still keep my singing time calling!). So this following year, watch for information I gather as I try to fulfill this new responsibility as well. The first stake music training I attended had some fabulous information. I took away ideas that I still use today!
I'll be seeing you all next year when we delve right into 2016's songs!!