You are so adept at painting with words.
This brings back an old memory. Two sisters before me sang in the school choir. Both soprano. I could hardly wait to be old enough to try out. The day came and I was so excited.
Not all auditions were accepted of course, so my big fear was whether I'd be accepted. I was so excited when she nodded. And then she said "alto" and I was crushed. I'd so wanted to sing soprano like my sisters did. lol.