Well happy belated Thanksgiving...
Because we usually practice on Thursday nights and it was a holiday weekend we decided to go without practice this week. We're in an Elementary School so we setup and tear-down every weekend but because it was a holiday week, the school let us leave our stuff setup this week. So we actually got an extended sound check on Sunday morning.
I have to say that whenever we do that, it's always a little rougher than usual. I really don't like doing it, however sometimes I find that I worship a little more because I'm not as worried about what the band is doing... ie, did they work on their parts, are they hitting that fill, here comes a transition, are they going to nail it?
In other words, when I'm not worrying about the music, my mind is free to focus on worshiping.
I guess the key is to just not worry about the music... ever! ;)
What are you thoughts on that one? I know that there are a lot of Churches/Worship Leaders that just have their teams show up on Sundays and their sound check is their practice. What about you. When do you practice? Do you notice a difference when you don't practice (duh)? Which do you prefer?
Here was our setup...
Audio - Charlie
Audio 2 - Paul
ProPresenter - Jessi
Lights - Crawford
me - agtr/vox
Lynette - vox
AJ - egtr
Kevin - bass
Ross - drums
Rob was supposed to play keys, but he wasn't able to make it. We're praying for you Rob!
Awesome is the Lord - Tomlin
All we need - Hall
You are so good - Third Day
Thank You for hearing me - Crowder
My Jesus I Love Thee (I asked Lynette to sing this at the last moment and she nailed it)