Band Role Model

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Throughout my life, I strive to be a role model for my younger siblings, and because of this, I motivate myself to be a leader by example in whatever I do. From the start of all my activities, especially in shot put, marching band, and karate, one common theme is prevalent: desire for improvement. Since my debut as a shot putter, I was open to suggestions and critiques from my coaches and teammates. By doing so, I progressed throughout my first season to become the top shot putter in my school’s track program. However, despite being at the top, I respected my teammates and continued to listen to their tips as they willingly applied the advice that I gave to them. I essentially became a miniature coach by the end of my first season, and with…show more content…
I began marching band as a rising junior, but despite my upperclassman status, I was only a rookie. There was much to learn, but I improved throughout the season and I strive to improve more throughout my senior year. With this attitude, I have taken my short, eventful experience to become a student leader who is informed of what to do, yet who can also relate to the incoming rookies that may be slightly uncomfortable in a new setting. Being in charge of the saxophone section as well as the band warm-ups whenever the director is not present, I share my enthusiasm with those around me while I apply my knowledge in music. I see that my ecstatic attitude and desire for success spreads and unites the instrumentalists not only as a band but also as a close-knit, humorous family. Like my role in shot put, I receive critiques from my fellow peers as I give them my advice, and consequently, we become more competitive and passionate with our music, propelling ourselves towards a growing reputation within the…show more content…
Being the first to enter through school doors within the family, I have the duty to fulfill the dream of promise which my immigrant parents had wished for when they first stepped onto American soil. With this dream in mind, I strive to set the standards within my family to show my parents that their hard work is appreciated and is worth something more than they can fathom. Thus, from my younger years until now, I am driven to continue learning in order to make my parents proud and also to give a foundation off of which my siblings can strive for
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