My experience was trying out for a boys quire , and my voice cracked during it.
I used to sing all the time before the change ... then didn't again for 20 years ... ?
I played other instruments though ... trumpet , guitar , drums ,then mostly bass .
The first sign of becoming a man, the voice cracks. Ah choir! I got dropped from the school singing group when my voice changed too. I panicked though, I thought I had a bad cold in the throat.
Ah ha ... "Choir" I knew it didn't look right , thanks for the correction.
Did you play in the school band? Or start up a band outside of school?
I played trumpet from 6th to 8th grade in the school band. And the band teacher asked who wanted to try out for a boys choir ... so I gave it a shot since I had done some singing in church and school plays , plus quite a bit of singing with my mom and she would play the piano.
And honestly I don't remember my voice cracking during that try out ( which was just me and the teacher)
But this kid who was sort of a bully to me through those years ... mentioned it later cuz he had been hanging out side the band room door. Making fun of the way my voice cracked.
That episode didn't really bother me though , at least It's not an episode I was traumatized over.
Not like using the toilet stall in the boys room at school , then other boys coming in and harassing for it.
Needless to say , 40+ years later , I still avoid using public toilet stalls.
But anyways , I also quit playing the trumpet then , and started playing guitar , because I was getting into heavy metal music , drugs / alcohol and growing my hair long. Couple years later I switched to bass then started playing in garage bands.
What I wish I would have been told as a teenager , would be to take care of my body.
Work smarter not harder. I got into construction trades , and treated my body like a fork lift.
Doing the He man thing . And my dad had sort of demanded it of me.
Took me till my late 30's to realize the damage I was doing. But it was to late by then , plus old habits are hard to break. Needless to say , I ended up needing back surgery by mid 40's.
My talents were suppressed by already established older siblings and elders.
I would dearly love to be able to go back to age 11, or 12, and retain my current knowledgebase........ There are a LOT of things I would do different.
I broke the mold I was pushed into when I learned to build the mod I shared. I wouldn't have uploaded it if I even began to think as though it were ungodly to still think and do as we desire or may. I recommend you find any of your talent you wished you could change if you were only 11 or 12 and do something with it now.
I don't know if you will have any idea of how scared I was when I was preparing to share the mod I built. I think my inner fears were partially why I failed to be able to share it in 2004. Since then, I must have exorcised my fear of Mom and/or Dad insisting on me showing them my work before they would even let me share it at school, much less then with the world. The way I sensed the older children and the attitude they shared made it clear they didn't want a black mark on their ghostly white perfectly clean clothes. Even before I was old enough to color inside the lines I was trained not to upset them.