When I first “met” the group of Victoria Music, I thought, they all look as if they are thoroughly enjoying themselves and I wanted some of that. Mum always encouraged her daughters (three of us) to perform either at home or on stage. I love singing but never wanted to perform in front of an audience. I joined VML and the feeling I had when the evening was over was first class. I felt happy, meeting up with friends who enjoyed the experience too. Rob is always encouraging and ignores stage fright in anyone knowing that once experiencing a show, that person will be hooked. That happened to me in a wonderful production of Sing as you go. I loved the evening, I sang solo as did most of my singing friends. Since then I have experienced an evening of carols sung in the local church and outside as we attended a charity carol sing. Rob helps any needy cause, gathers his singers and off they go this is apart from the shows he produces at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn the content of which are first class. I now attend The Big Sing an evening of no pressure (so far), just a good old sing-a-long that releases endorphins, stimulates the laughter muscles and makes me feel good all over.
I joined VML 4 years ago because I loved to sing. I wanted to learn how to be able to to get up and sing in front of people. You certainly gave me that opportunity! I never for one minute envisioned myself being on the main stage in the Brindley with all my friends watching! Through VML, you and the other people I’ve met through singing I was given the confidence in myself and my abilities to do what I wanted to do – and more.
I have throughly enjoyed being a part of VML and all the different things we all have been given the opportunity to do. I admire what you and the charity, all the fundraisers and supporters do for the people in the town (and other side of bridge too) to encourage talent. I have met and made friends with some fantastic people who I am proud to know. I was telling a friend (of 30+ years) the other day that I was involved with a singing group and he was really surprised as he said he could remember me when I was a quiet & shy young lady! Yes, I know you don’t believe it!
So there’s proof of just how much VML has done for me. You also would have been proud of me last night when I had to act the part of the murderous cook at my friend’s fundraiser. I made veryonelaugh and they all said they never knew I had it me. Another plus of being involved in VML and being given confidence in my abilities. Thank you SO much Rob! Xx