My eighth grade year I decided to switch from flute to trombone. I played flute for four years before I decided I didn't want to march flute that year and since we had one trombones in the band and need more. I ask my band director if I could switch he said no. With a lot of going back and forth, finally he said yes, but I had to meet after school on Monday for help.
I have always been a particularly musical person. When I was younger, I wanted to become a singer when I grew up, but upon joining the choir in elementary I realized I did not have the talent for singing that I thought I had. Continually singing off key and never sounding as good as my peers did, I decided to confine myself to singing at home where only my family could hear me. Despite this revelation that I was, in fact, a terrible singer, I still wanted to participate in some type of musical performance and decided to join the band in middle school. After trying out various different instruments, I settled on the flute and quickly fell in love.
He was not very well liked and by the end of the first term I was the only student in his class. It was hard to be the only student. My class consisted of a strict schedule that the two of us followed every day. First I would come to class and make sure I had all my stuff that was needed for the lesson. Next, with the help of my teacher, I pushed the piano out into the hallway where we were in sight of the camera, rules so legal action would not happen.
On Show Choir When people hear the words “show choir” their minds may automatically think of the TV show “Glee”, but that isn’t exactly a great representation of what we do. Many people are ignorant about what show choir is because they haven’t had experience with it or no one has told them. I don’t blame them because I know how confusing it can be but I’ve learned through my own experiences in show choir and through my sister’s experiences.
Richard went to school in Dresden, Germany. He did not excel in music at all; his teacher actually said that he was quite awful. But this never stopped Wagner. He was ambitious and wrote his first drama at the age of 11. He was working on musical compositions when he turned 16.
for the first two years I always complained “It's so boring” and stuff like “don't force me to go again” but I got my stubbornness from my parents, so I kept going. It took a long time for me to stop complaining and realize that nothing is really “girly”. It wasn't until my fourth year that i realized it was something i really enjoyed. the dance shoppe has weekly hour long classes, usually just practicing, learning new steps, and combos and stuff. Then once it hits christmas break, we start to learn our dance.
My Collapse and Restitution When people see me walking through the halls of school, or walking down the street they may see me as an underachiever, or even a slacker; if they had seen me last year or the year before perhaps they would have been right. My Freshman and Sophomore year I struggled to pass many of my classes. I had begun to give up on anything school related for the purpose of "enjoying my youth while I still could". Back in November of my Freshman year my Uncle Gary passed away suddenly of a heart attack which made me begin to realize the importance of living a full life and doing what is important to you. To tell the truth, I despise the idea of becoming someone who works in an office for the entirety of their life in a dead
Have you ever tried to sing your mouth closed? I have—in fact in first grade I got second place for singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in the talent show with my mouth completely shut .I am Natalie Sarmiento and I am 15 years old. It is astounding how your life can change so drastically in such small periods of time.
I've always seen myself as a leader So,I was disappointed to know that In school when they were choosing the Posse Nomene they did not choose me. The Posse Scholarship is a four year scholarship for students who show leadership and accomplish to good grades. When I heard that I was not nominated by my school, my thoughts immediately turned to myself. Was I not a leader? I'm not just an activist fighting for what's right, this is how I am an activist, a feminist.
Baseball Narrative Rough Draft I was so nervous for this morning’s competition. Today was the day that I had the chance to show to a judge what I had to offer into the heat of the KMEA Piano Kansas State Competition. The songs that I had practiced over from June to October were mere children’s play compared to others in the group who played pieces like Claire de Lune and the 12 Variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (no one in middle school with common sense would choose repertoire made for high schoolers). “Melody, make sure you go over the spots in your songs that you need to work on”, Mom said, shattering my thought process.
When I was growing up, my father never allowed me to listen to a lot of rap music. Instead, he exposed me to other types of music, even music that was not in English. I found the topic of how music affects people to be interesting because I never truly understood why I was not allowed to listen to certain types of music. In “Media literacy and perceptions of identity among pre-adolescent African-American girls”, Johari Harris, Miles Irving, PhD and Ann C Kruger, PhD take interviews of 8 young girls attending an elementary school in a 6-week program called “Project Prevent”.
I was in the 7th grade with a junior high director that had made band the most boring and drawn out part of my day. It didn 't like band was ever going to be fun for me, That is, until the day of All-Region tryouts. We had been working a little bit on our music and I had practiced a little, but not very much. Since band wasn 't that fun for me it wasn 't one of my man priorities at that time. All-Region is an honor band that students all across the region would go and try out for and they would take the best.
When i first started high school i was very shy and timid. I came from a small private school with a graduating class of ten kids and I had to make the switch to a large public school with a class of three hundred and fifty kids. I didn 't know anybody coming into a high school and it was really hard for me to make friends. I would never ask questions in class even if i really needed help. My freshman and sophomore year were the hardest years for me academically and socially.
“The goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will” Selena Quintanilla started her singing career at about the age 8 to help support her family. Selena’s family didn’t have much money to begin with but her father saw her potential. The family business had failed and caused them to go bankrupt. They lost their home and moved in with relatives in Corpus Christi. Since losing the family business there was no income and Selena and her siblings singing was their only income, Selena lost many days of school because of the band and she dropped out after finishing 8th grade.