My Sunday Photo – 16th July 2017

Stage Fright

It happens to the best of us. I can remember getting stage fright at my school concert when I was around ten years old. Then my eldest daughter had stage fright in her nursery performance. Star has always been pretty good with school plays and concerts. We saw her perform at Christmas with her school band and although she did fine.
Star’s school does Band Musicianship which I think is fantastic. The kids have a proper recording studio and so many instruments. They are put into groups and allowed free range of everything. They write songs and music and then practice their pieces to perform. The kids learn so much about music, but it’s not only that, they are learning by fun and developing talents and confidence. It must take a lot of confidence to perform in front of an audience and these kids get loads of opportunities to do so.
Yesterday it was the school BBQ and concert. We piled into the concert hall to watch twelve different groups perform. Most of the kids were nervous but there were a few that  appeared more than once and it was obvious that these were the most confident if not the most talented. 
We waited and waited for Star’s group to come on. Then when they did, Star was missing. She is a singer (Although she likes playing the keyboard too) and has a pretty good voice for her age. Her group is called the Young All Stars and I think they are all stars… but where was our Star? She had an attack of stage fright. Her teacher was great and let her come out and sit down at the back with a microphone. She also gave her the song sheet so she didn’t feel as though she would forget the words. She couldn’t sing though and started to cry, so her teacher took her out. Poor Star.
I was so upset that I didn’t get to see her sing with the others. I think that maybe losing a lot of time from school, and rehearsals may have a played a part. I hope that if we can get her health issues sorted out then she can get more confidence to perform. 
We bought a CD that all the children had recorded a song on and I recognised Star’s voice straight away, she even had a solo verse and sang so beautifully. I do hope this hasn’t put her off performing in the future.



  1. July 16, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Aww what a shame. Even the biggest stars get stage fright so hopefully she will learn to overcome it and people can enjoy her talent

  2. sarahmo3w
    July 16, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Poor Star! What a shame. I hope she can get her confidence back and perform again in future. It sounds like she has a lovely voice.

  3. July 16, 2017 / 7:31 am

    I hope it hasn't knocked her confidence too much #mysundayphoto

  4. July 16, 2017 / 9:03 am

    What a shame, I hope she can overcome the stage fright

    Thank you for linking up

  5. July 16, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Stage fright is absolutely horrible. I hope one day she gets over it. #MySundayPhoto

  6. debsrandomwritings
    July 16, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Hi Anne, how devastated Star must have felt, but I hope she realises how brave she was to even consider getting up in front of an audience. I am sure the whole experience will make her know what she wants and if others can do it then so can she! If it turns out that she never wants to try again, then it just wasn't meant to be and there ain't no shame in that … Coming from a person who won't even stand in front of a camera!

    A huge pat on the back for trying!


  7. July 16, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Aww! Bless her poor Star! I hope she soon realises how good she is and gets her confidence back soon.

  8. coombemill
    July 16, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Oh poor Star, I'm sure she will put this behind her, it sounds like she is hiding quite a talent.

  9. July 17, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Poor Star! It is a big thing to sing in front of anyone. Her teacher sounds awesome – but sadly it was'nt to be this time. I'm really glad you have the CD though – maybe she'll sing it just for you guys at home x

  10. liquoriceuk
    July 19, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Oh poor Star. Stage fright is horrible. I hope that she can regain her confidence. Glad that you got a CD with her singing on it though.

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