So we have been experimenting with something sort of cool. It all started to meet the needs of our members who are not residents of the greater Washington, D.C., area. We have regular Bella Nova sisters who live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, wayyyyy up in New Jersey, and even MORE wayyyyy up in Western New York. As such, we thought it might be interesting to live stream our rehearsals to make it easier for them to keep up with our quickly moving chapter.
As we discussed the idea with our director, Richard, he expressed a desire to let people peek “behind the curtain” at Bella Nova to see what a normal rehearsal looks like. We don’t have any particular secret sauce, but we like to have fun and we take a strong stance on education and personal development in our chapter. So why not experiment with live streaming to see if it would be of interest to an audience beyond our out-of-town members? Maybe it would allow prospects to check us out before taking the first step toward becoming a member. Letting ladies “spy” on us will give them the opportunity to see if our culture aligns with their musical goals (and hopes and dreams!) with ZERO pressure.
Enter Periscope. If you’re not familiar with the platform, it’s pretty simple, especially if you’re simply viewing a live stream. If you pop open your laptop on a Sunday afternoon and visit Bella Nova’s Periscope channel, you’ll be able to observe our rehearsal as it unfolds. The video stays on the Periscope channel for 24 hours, but that’s it. After that, it disappears.
Feel free to join us sometime! We rehearse this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, EST. There’s always room for you on the virtual risers at Bella Nova!