In a culture that seems to exalt mediocrity, the Christian's clarion call to excellence helps to motivate us to sing at as high a level as possible. This, by the way, is how the word "excellent" is often used in Scripture. (See 1 Corinthians 12:31)
As we begin another year of singing, one of the most important aspects of "excellence in singing" is proper preparation for the Thursday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning ministry. If we do not take the time to adequately prepare for our singing, the body and the mind will not be at their best.
We'll talk more about this next week, but (as we have done in the past) let's list some ideas for vocal preparation: