My identity is wrapped up in my love of music because I have been surrounded by it since I was little. When I was a toddler, I would sit for long periods of time and watch videos of kids singing songs. As I grew older I participated in my church's children's choir and even held solos in my elementary school chorus. When I reached middle school I joined my school's middle school chorus in 7th grade as an alto and 8th grade as a soprano. The transition between 8th and 9th grade was important for me because I took up voice lesson in 8th grade and went to my first music camp the summer before 9th grade.
At the beginning of the rehearsals period, there were many run-throughs and small sections to work on. The next few weeks were more in depth and only focused on small sections. When Mr. Hoffman would run through a larger section, or the whole piece, the difference could be heard exponentially. Now in the weeks leading up to the concert, Mr. Hoffman is focusing on larger pictures and ideas while still stopping to fix small sections. It was interesting to see the transitional period from start to finish.
We mostly learn the song during band camp but we perfect them in band class throughout the school week. On the eighth day of band camp we played for so long that I got a migraine so bad that as I was playing my eyes watered up and I had to get outside for some needed silence. For the upperclass men they could almost play the songs already because of their experience but for the freshmen to play at a level four years above them is a lot more challenging. Our weekends are only one day long compared to the average of two and a half. On Friday we are required to go to the varsity football game.
From fourth grade through my senior year of high school, I performed in the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant. This was a performance held annually by my home church, and I had the opportunity to participate with my mother and brother for nine years. My mother sang in the choir, and my brother and I danced, sang, and acted out various scenes of the Christmas story year after year. The Christmas Pageant is an outstanding production that has been nominated five times and won two Emmy awards. By the time I was a senior I learned how to waltz, swing dance, and perform front row in a variety of choreographed dances.
My family had lived in Michigan for a few years now. As usual, my family decided to go to Minnesota for Valentine 's Day week. As we packed and got ready, I remembered all the fun times I had when my family visited friends earlier times. The church potlucks, the ice rinks, the YMCA, all fun activities we used to do with friends and family there. We left early in the morning to get the long eight-hour trip over.
At the age of twelve I had had been invited to go on a week long missions trip to Hamilton Ohio. For several days we had ran a VBS program. Despite being an agnostic, I had been in charge of my own small group of kindergarteners. I had helped lead the bible stories, sang with them and danced to the corny sign filled dances. However, I my heart wasn’t in it.
As section leader of the alto saxophones, it was not easy to teach six underclassmen how to march and memorize music, along with keeping all fifteen members of my section in order. I had to learn how to be a friendly and fun leader, along with being respected and authoritative. The most memorable award I received was the Instrumental Music Department Letter Award, which reminded of how much work I put into my years as a member of the various band ensembles in my school. Another membership that has taught me a lot is the National Honors Society. As a member of NHS, I had to take a lot of responsibilities.
Some families gather together at a specific place every year. Some families eat certain foods…. It is very unique that we all do similar things, and also go our own ways on Thanksgiving. Usually on a Thanksgiving gathering, most people go to a certain location every year. For example, my family goes to my aunt’s church in Lafayette for every Thanksgiving.
When we finally left the restaurant, we headed back to Thomasville and slowly began to find the calmer side of ourselves. We began to talk slower and softer. We talked about the songs they sang and how they would dance and move around on the stage, playing leap frog a time or two. My dad delivered Kristy, Heather and Candy to their parents in the Gateway Shopping Center parking lot, as we had previously arranged. Then we took Sharon to her house and headed
Since a toddler, growing up with my grandma, I enjoy going to my church New Mount Calvary Baptist Church (NMCBC). While being a member at NMCBC I was apart of the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve Plays, Female Junior Usher for a little over 2 years, and now I am part of the Junior Choir, and when older I want to be in the full choir. I came to having these different characteristics
It was up to the Fisher family and I, five unqualified people to lead the Kids Zone program every week. We kept the program floating until our current Administrator, Walter Rodgers, was hired and quickly changed gears altogether. Within months we had increased our weekly attendees from 15-20 to 40-50 children. By spending my
When I contemplate about my years at Pine Forge Academy I realized that I had numerous fond memories. "Little Lake” was a factory that made redwood patio furniture. While on the bus to Little Lake I recall how the group of students would make up songs to sing and how fantastic we sounded. I remembered the long days and how many of us would return to the campus covered with wood shavings. I reminisce on the many summers that I did not return home for summer vacations.
Eventually, I learned that I love spending time with them. Four times a week I bathe them, play with them, take them to the park, make food for them, and put them to bed. After taking care of Maxi and Milo for over a year, I learned how to solve conflicts, be a positive role model, take responsibility, and be an active listener. March 15th 2014: This was my second time working backstage during a high school production. However, this was only my first time working as Stage Manager.
The second quiz my grade went up a little more, and during that time I did take the time to read some, but not all chapters. Afterwards I began to come up with different systoms to study. Over the next week my goal is to get through the remainder of the chapter to prepare myself for the last few quizzes and the final. I do not want to begin to slack off because I kow that the final can potentially fail me if I do not study
I was supposed to come to school 40 minutes early every other day for practice. So over the weekend I got the required things, the beginning band book, a stand, cleaning supplies, and a plastic sleeve binder. We went to a store called Shake It Up Music to get all of this. I also started to practice and learn some notes, so I can get a little bit of an early start. Monday came a little too fast as I was pretty worried about band, but I knew it was going to be an interesting experience.