As in Harry Potter, where the wand chooses the wizard, the trumpet chose me—although, at the time, I thought I was choosing the trumpet. Four wind musicians stood before me in my elementary school’s auditorium. Each one played an excerpt showcasing the instrument’s ability, trying to entice us all to play that instrument. I was able to resist the lures of three, but the fourth instrument, the trumpet, captured my eye and resonated with my soul. Little did I know, that sound would come to mean so much more. I didn’t know that choosing this instrument meant that I would find a group of people so similar to me, so in tune with my every quirk. Even if fellow trumpeters don’t understand my Katherine-isms, they certainly—and wholeheartedly—accept them. With an instrument that pierces every melody, one cannot hide mistakes: trumpets are unabashedly themselves. I didn’t know I would be sitting in the back of the ensemble: when you’re far enough away from the conductor, you can just express yourself more. The poor flutes are tightly bound to the conductor’s confines, while trumpets can add their own flourishes—their musical identities—to the …show more content…
As a fifth grader, I had little to no idea of the context a trumpet plays in. Only now do I appreciate the versatility in style that this brass beauty lends itself to. The trumpet is as well-rounded as an instrument gets, integral to many different genres. I play in wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, marching band, brass quintets, solos, and more—but not without major adjustments to my playing technique. I have the privilege to lead an amalgam of sections, filled with distinctive individuals; it is only through this variety that I was able to identify a singular leadership style—what works and what doesn’t—across all groups. I wouldn’t give up any of my ensembles today; thank goodness I didn’t choose the
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The Mighty Trojan Marching Band: Garner’s Unsung Talent Written By: Lauryn Gibbs The Mighty Trojan Marching Band marches to a cadence played by the drumline to Friday night football games. At the games, the band plays stand tunes such as the Garner High classic ‘Hey Baby’. During halftime, the band performs their marching show. During third quarter, the band goes on break.
The roots of trumpet in jazz go all the way back to the beginning of the birth of jazz. Their main role in jazz was to create and maintain the melody. During the beginning stages of jazz, up until the 30s, the trumpet was one of the most vital instruments to a jazz band. Buddy Bolden, for instance, was one of the first musicians who really exemplified the ideals of what trumpet playing does for a band (Bolden was more specifically a cornet player, but both instruments are quite similar and are often mistaken for one another, the only difference being in the tubing). He is commonly referred to as “the first important musician in jazz”.
On the afternoon of August 9, 2014 an African-American male by the name of Michael Brown was fatally shot to death by a Caucasian male police officer named Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. An investigation was immediately launched through the collection of evidence from the crime scene, multiple autopsies of Michael Brown’s body, and interviews with witnesses. For several months following the shooting and after the Grand Jury adjourned, there was immense public speculation and scrutiny over whether Officer Wilson justifiably shot in self-defense or in racially motivated cold blooded murder. This event produced protests, riots, and national media coverage. The two conflicting sides of the story were that Michael Brown was shot in the back with
What do most musicians live like before there career? Well most people wouldn 't expect them to have a life resembling that of Biff Wilcox. Wilcox had a history that nobody who met him today would realize. He may now be a skilled musician and trumpet fanatic, but not long ago he had very little skill or interest in music.
For many of the orchestra members, “the violin was a comforter in mankind’s darkest hour”. During their time spent in captivity, musicians were able to work in unison with other prisoners, bonding over their shared predicament through the vibratos of classical music. This redemption through music can be seen in Elie Wiesel’s Night through the character Juliek. Many of the musicians, like Juliek, felt as if their “soul were the bow”, and their “life was gliding on the strings”. Despite the fears of what was occurring around them, the musicians focused on the sheet music to get lost in their senses: envisions of their lost hopes, charred pasts and extinguished future filled their minds, but they expressed these fears instead by playing as if they would never play again.
Decisions made in the 1850s ultimately decided the United States fate. From the election of 1856 to the Dred Scott case, the nation would become divided into two. The South was pro-slavery and supported the idea of slavery expanded into western territories, while the North opposed of the idea and was mainly against expanding slavery. Until the 1850s the nation barely balanced the slavery issue.
Brody Denno Mr. Whittaker English II 28 February 2023 Persuasive/Argumentative Essay Revision As stated by Arthur Miller in his book, The Crucible, from his character John Proctor, “There might also be a dragon with five legs in my house, but no one has ever seen it.” (Act III, Page 1094). This quote may not be so specific to Act III, but can relate to many things in history, including The Red Scare in the mid-20th Century, The Holocaust also in the mid-20th Century, and the Iraq War in the early 21st Century. When all of these events in history relate to the same topic of The Crucible, these could really show how history can repeat itself time and time again. First of all, The Red Scare can be compared to the Salem witch trials because
Argumentative Essay: The Crucible Screaming, crying, merciless pleading, everyone pointed fingers in the face of the fact that nobody wanted the blame, nobody wanted their lives to be shortened. In “The Crucible '' Arthur Miller, an American playwright, created a play that would consist of parallels to his waking life. Moreover, Miller was wrongly accused of playing a part in the “Red Scare”, which was an anti-communist alarm. During this period of time, Miller was forced to admit that he was a sympathizer or would be convicted by the government. Consequently, Miller refused to agree to the false accusations therefore was convicted for a year.
In the media it is not uncommon to hear stories about celebrities and the uber-wealthy being acquitted of crimes that the common person would be convicted of. For instance, last year Caitlyn Jenner rear-ended a woman after speeding on a rain-slicked highway. The woman died in the fatal crash, and charges of vehicular manslaughter were brought up against Caitlyn, yet the Los Angeles District Attorney dismissed the charges. Ethan Couch’s case is similar except it easier to place blame on the teen as his blood alcohol level was measured at three times to legal limit while he was speeding, the crash resulting in the the deaths of four pedestrians and brain damage to his friend. Despite pleading guilty to four counts of manslaughter, the judge accepted
In life some feel the need to prove something to others. That they are better, stronger, or even more intelligent. Whatever the case may be people will go through extreme measures to prove themselves. But who do we really need to prove anything to? Is it our parents?
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
It took just forty five days for United States citizens to acquiesce their rights to freedom and privacy for the sake of safety following the events of September 11, 2001. Forty five days is how long it took the United States Congress to pass a law that gave up the very concept of liberty upon which this country is founded. The morning sky was a brilliant shade of blue with not a cloud in sight in New York on that fateful day of September. That all changed at 8:45 AM when a Boeing 767 jet plane tore into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Eighteen minutes later, a second Boeing 767 bit into the sixtieth floor of the south tower.
“The Adventure of the Speckled Band” Argumentative Essay In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. Roylott was bitten by the swamp adder, forcing Sherlock Holmes to feel guilty. For numerous reasons, Sherlock Holmes could not have been directly responsible for Dr. Roylott’s death. In the beginning, Sherlock Holmes was paid to protect Helen, along with himself.
As a teenager, I see that my peers are completely diverse when it comes to a music style. Everyone has their own mix of artists and songs that may or may not be completely similar. I sat on the edge of a pool table as I watched my best friend 's attempt of having an open DJ station at her party. She wanted everyone to be able to listen to what they wanted. The idea was not bad and neither were her intentions.