I was asked by my choir teacher to join the school’s music enrichment, Advanced Singers. This was the year that music was helping me break out of my shell of being that shy person. As the school years went on I was involved in my high school’s musicals and have the pleasure of being a part of my high school’s honors choir. Being in the choir and participating in all of the music enrichments that my
and I learned it, then performed several pieces at the time, and moved on to what we called the cool instruments. My friend Jacob and I were the only fourth graders who were taking the snare at the time and we both loved it, we took solo and ensemble together and both got first on our solos. Sadly, I moved school and couldn’t join my band, but I then found
My grandpa, when I was little, always used to sing around the house and to the kids to make us laugh. It had always made me feel the same way I do today-that even if you do not sound like the world's greatest singer, you can still sing and do what you love to do. As for my music teachers, Mr. Howe is the one that got me started playing the trumpet, as well as the piano and the guitar when I was a child growing up in the Mulvane school system. He was not necessarily the best at teaching the high school classes in the school, but he definitely was good at getting the new players (the fifth-graders) started out fresh, and I am very grateful for the fact
The thought of not having to take care of my body anymore sounds relaxing to me. Not sleeping or showering would save so much time and energy. Without a body, I would not have to worry about what I am going eat or how I am going to make money. People would not get sick or die. Some people develop terrible illnesses such as cancer or heart diseases.
Most of us will never have to experience the horrors of war like the author of slaughterhouse five had to. But that does not mean that we should not be informed and know the truth about what it is like. Since most people will never go to war we need to read books like slaughterhouse five to know what it 's truly like. Some people and school boards have tried to ban this book because they believe that it is inappropriate for young teens to read, Teens must be exposed to this kind of literature so that they will not be naive to the cruelty of war. Slaughterhouse Five does not hold back with the gory imagery, and that is partly the reason why it has been disputed.
Aristotle once said “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”. Personally, music has been a part of my life for the majority of my existence. I have participated in the music programs at my local schools throughout the entirety of my education thus far and I plan to expand my knowledge in the following years at university. Much like many other students, music has become such a vital part of my life; I plan on continuing my musical passion for the years to come. Throughout my years in music, I have also experienced threats from the school district, the state, and even the nation to take away the funding for music programs in public schools.
Over the past six years, I have become very passionate about music to where I have made it my biggest goal to become a high school band director. Participating in marching band every year, I learned how to teach marching fundamentals to students. I have also participated in concert band in which I learned how to teach students to play with beautiful tones and phrases like a professional musician. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you have made a huge impact on a student just by sharing your knowledge with them. Teaching students how to
I play the clarinet. Since then it has been my dream to be in my college's marching band. In this case a Marching Chief. Moreover, my eagerness to learn about the brain rooted in my heart because the brain is a very intriguing topic. I would like to know about the cognitive, physiological, and the different parts of the brain that establish who we are individual.
These favorite memories include the James Madison Parade of Champions, my favorite band competition, and the band banquets where everyone comes together and has a great time reflecting on the past year. However, the band concerts are something that I will miss greatly. Working on two to three pieces of music for a couple of months sounds tedious. But after practicing and refining it, we always have it perfect by the end of the concert. Feeling this sense of accomplishment is very satisfying.
The students in band all have one thing in common: they have a passion for music. In fact, that passion is so great that they will go to the extreme of wearing big uniforms and shakos, yes the hats have an actual name, just so they can march around the football field making shapes and straight lines while playing music that they have worked so hard to memorize all summer instead of going out and doing normal teenage things that normal teenagers do. Doing this helps the young teens to open up their perception of life and realize that there is more out there than just doing stupid things and getting themselves in trouble. High school band consists of a bunch of good kids having fun and doing what they love the most. Band members are also some of the smartest kids in their
Why I Hate Band What is the real definition of insanity? Merriam Webster’s definition is “severe mental illness : the condition of being insane.” Albert Einstein’s definition is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. And my definition is “running the same set over and over again expecting the freshmen to hit their set.” Unfortunately, this is a daily occurrence for members of a marching band, who spend countless hours walking from one side of a field to another just so that they can perform at a game while the audience is at the concessions.