To start, every team plays like children’s orchestra: Terribly.

A ramble of mistimed twanging.

Some promising notes and occasional symphony, but overall, a cacophony.

The more we play together, the longer we spend learning our roles and our timing, the stronger the team becomes.

Sometimes it happens swiftly.

Often it takes months.

But eventually, always, teams that stick with it and learn to play together start to play in tune.

That victorious harmony swells, and drowns out the naysayers and the cynics.

The finale is gloriously deafening.