So I ended up voting against awaazein, but it was a super hard choice. It
seemed like the two ways we were looking at it was going there with the
mindset of getting first or going there just for practice. I honestly think
both are extreme. We should go there with the mindset that what we have can
win if we put our hearts into it, but also realize that it will be a
tremendous help regardless of the result. I'm personally very open to
reconsidering. The greatest concern for me is the cost. Anyways, it seems
like we're pretty set on not doing but just wanted to throw some last
minute thoughts out there.
On Nov 28, 2016 12:47 AM, "Pranav Bhamidipati" <psbhamidipati@xxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:39 AM Ruchir Elhence <ruchirelhence@xxxxxxxxxx>
Neha just sent over the notes from the meeting y'all had today (sorry I
couldn't be there). I noticed that we had decided against Awaazein (and all
other comps) and I wanted to voice my opinion on that. I think that we are
doing ourselves a disservice by not competing next semester. I understand
that we are worried about time and getting newbies, but these are all
things Hum has dealt with successfully in the past.
I really believe that we had a place worthy set at Anahat. During
rehearsals we performed well enough to move someone to tears; that
shouldn't be overlooked. I am also aware that our execution when it came to
the actual performance was poor. That was more of an issue with projecting
and having the team confidence to perform no matter the external response.
Hum has lost something recently, and it certainly isn't talent. I think
it is something more intangible: confidence. Performing at a competition is
something that has continually driven me to excel as a performer and I
think it something incredibly valuable for everyone on the team. We have
the talent, the arrangements, and the potential to win. All we have to do
is buckle down and execute consistently.
I know we have already made a decision, but I hope that some of you would
re-consider. If not, it's cool cz I'm cool.