I started organising showcses for my students 11 years ago. I wanted to give all my students the chance to perform in front of an audience and make it feel like a professional gig. I wanted to provide a platform to hone their skills and get the experience they need to become confident performers. My students use the showcases to present what they have been working on to their families and friends. We choose a song and then we practice and arrange the song to fit the students vocal range and style.
We usually start practing the song 4 weeks before the showcase. On the day of the showcase I organise a dress rehearsal where everyone gets a chance to go through the songs and use the microphones. It's a chance for all my students to meet each other, listen and watch other students performances, get inspired and learn from each.