I struggled in the beginning because I couldn’t find any love towards band and my instrument. But as my journey progressed I started to find the joy and the art in band. I might have taken 6 years for that to happen, but it was worth it because I couldn’t imagine my life without band. Band has taught me how to challenge myself and believe in my own abilities as a musician. It has also taught me how to be apart of a team and what it means to be responsible for my own part in activities.
Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world. Even some of the best athletes ever careers get cut short. One example of this is Bo Jackson. He very well might have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his career was cut shorts because he got injured. So if you ever want to be like Bo Jackson and play with the professionals, just make sure you have a backup plan like an
According to Document D, “The Spartans learned to read and write for purely practical reasons: but all other forms of education they banned from the country,...” If an man wasn’t interested in fighting and wanted a strong education, he was simply out of luck since in Sparta, killing others was more important than schooling. The men in Sparta had no choice of their future. Overall, Sparta’s weaknesses outweigh their strengths because they are under a harsh discipline, they are taken from their families without a choice, and education was not a main
I had tried different sports; I didn't feel connected to the team, but when I started doing band I felt how every person matters and how they play affects the whole group and you don't want to let people down. The friendships I had outside band weren't as strong when we had less in common. When I started doing band at high school level I started to be friends with people I never thought I would be friends with, because I wouldn't have been spending that time with them. We are always there for each other and are like a little family.
That is exactly what happened every time I asked for a toy; I never got it due to money problems. As I progressed in age, I started to realize that toys weren’t going to benefit me ,that I needed to focus on my education which is the key to success. From that moment on I never gave up on anything, I always found a way to get end results. TRANSLATION- I wasn’t going to let anything tie me down from being successful. III.
Rudy decided to quit and that is when the custodian stopped Rudy and gave him a pep talk about not walking away from your dreams. Rudy had spent so much time working hard so that he could just get into the school. When you have worked so hard and got so close to achieving your dream, it is really hard to watch your last opportunity fade away. But the custodian knew that giving up was never the right answer. About two years ago I was a recreational dancer and all I wanted was to go onto the competitive team.
Therefor, high school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all of the players on the team because it is an unfair practice and stunts the growth of the more successful players. To begin with, a coach should not be required to equally split up playing time among the players because it shields the ability level of each individual athlete, making it extremely unfair to the hardest-working, most-talented players. After all, “Coaches don’t decide playing time; players do” (Bowen). Fred Bowen has coached high school sports for over 30 years and has said this to the parents of every player he has ever had before the season starts. By regarding the issue of playing time outwardly and honestly, he has managed to avoid the issue before it turned into a problem.
I felt confident in my tumbling, however I had never stunted before and I couldn’t seem to get the hang of it. I am very short, so the only position available for me on the team was to be a flyer. This terrified me and as the summer went on, the majority of the upperclassmen whom I had become friends with ended up quitting. It eventually got to the point where I dreaded going to practice and didn’t want cheer to distract me from my school work. I ended up resigning from cheer right before school started and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I never really had anyone to look up to in my life, and seeing how I grew up I didn’t want them to grow up the same way. I’m going to be something. Something they can look up too and say wow he is so successful and cool. Kind of a corny thought if you ask me but I couldn’t bear the thought of them not having a role model. That day was a turning point in my life I had dropped school, I was working a minimum wage job, and I was about to move out and possibly work at Meijer for the rest of my life.
The learning process is no walk in the park, but if pole vaulting were easy, everyone would do it. Practicing drills every day is very crucial in being or becoming a successful pole vaulter. Without the proper workout plan, much of the hard work accomplished will become a waste of time and
Just like any job, becoming a band director has its disadvantages. Band directors have a lot to worry about. They are responsible for large groups of students. In every band program, there are a handful or two of students that just do not care. They have no motivation to show up and put in hard work.
No one would have expected a timid freshman to later take on the most prestigious role in the music department. Blending in was easy, but standing out was something I felt like I needed to do in order to help the group make progress and stay unified. I have always looked at the previous drum-majors in admiration and I would constantly ask myself what it takes to be a leader. The dream of becoming drum-major seems impossible at the moment, but I gave it a shot. After a series of
We wanted the campers to confidently say at the end of the week "I am NOT a robot!" "I will not do what others and the media tell me to do. I will do what pleases God instead" This was not an easy task at all, it took a whole lot of thought provoking experiences for the campers to transform themselves, even if it was just for the one week. We had some very emotional nights at times after chapel, but that was a big reason why the campers didn 't want to leave on the last day. They had built such a strong bond with us CILTs and counselors that they couldn 't stop talking about us on their long drives back
When Gerald Graff says “Until I entered college, I hated books and cared only for sports.” I can relate to him in many ways, not specifically speaking, but in relation to what he had to say as an author. I understand that people aren’t enticed by books until they learn about the power of knowledge. I for one, was such person who didn’t care to read much when I was younger until I reached my senior year of high school when I finally understood the meaning of being educated in all aspects. Education, to me is one of the most important things that a person can have; without an education you’re stuck at the lowest levels of society’s hierarchy. Most don’t care, because they’re programmed throughout their life by their peers and family not to express
It was because our captains were not talking to our team and bringing more energy to our practice. As we were on the line preparing for what would be a series of timed sprints, Coach said, “We will not be a good team if I’m the captain. I do not hear