The Jubil-Aires began meeting every Wednesday on Zoom starting April 1, 2020. Our Director, Richard Lewellen, provided outstanding content that helped us to continue learning about our genre of music, our history, and how to improve as a chorus and as individuals. It wasn't long, however, before the desire to experience some good close harmony prompted us to invest in equipment that allowed us to sing "together" from the safety of our cars. This technology allowed us to not only stay safe from the Covid virus but also to stay safe from the weather. To avoid the hot sun and problem of protecting equipment from the rain, however, we soon moved our "Carbershop Carmony" into parking garages. From there it was only a matter of time before we were standing outside our vehicles with lots of social distancing, but also enjoying the resonance of a parking garage which allowed us to hear each other pretty well.
Another way that we "survived" the pandemic was to spend a lot of time creating virtual songs to post to our YouTube channel. We look forward to using our new equipment in the future when we are once again back on stage.