As a part of something like the Pride, I feel that the journey is what is more important. In marching band, we have many all-day practices, giving up our summer days, as draining as it is, it’s where many of my fondest memories come from. Learning a show and performing a little more every week at football games is an indefinable experience.There are times when you want to do
The opening performance was in one week and I had a long way to go to perfect the music in time. After the first practice, I felt disheartened. I did not believe in myself enough to learn and perfect the music. Not wanting to give up, I slowly began picking up more notes each day. Outside of rehearsal, I practiced during every spare second I could find.
Topic B Band in my school is something of a privilege to be in. you have loads of fun and everyone is your friend/family. But even tho it sounds like it 's an easy class I can tell you first hand that it can be anything but. You have to have a pretty clean schedule and be able to go to every practice and be able to do a lot of physical work along with mentally preparing yourself for the intense heat and stress it can cause, but in the long run it helped me with most of the things I do now. When I first started band I was in 7th grade and I had the highest hopes that band would be the best and easiest class I had ever taken but that thought was abandoned the first day of summer band.
We wait in anticipation for the festivities to begin and hope that everything goes off without a hitch after months of rigorous planning. The Battle of the Bands flyer find their way to hundreds of teens, while corporate sponsorship, donations and ticket sales poured in droves to the collection box that for years has impacted the lives of all the children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As the night draws to a close and the screaming howlers play their last set, we tally the proceeds and astoundingly exceed our goal, a whopping thirty-two thousand dollars. In retrospect, when I recollect this particular evening and endeavor, the ancient folk tale, Stone Soup comes to the forefront illuminating a valuable lesson all of society should model.
Transitioning from middle school band to high school band was a major jump because of all the time involved, but it was such a great transition. Since my freshman year I have always done all I can to be my absolute best in this program. I never slacked off on practice unless I had another event I had to attend. Every summer we have band camp that consists of 8 hours a day working our hardest to get the season started. Once school starts the color guard had three hour practices three times a week, last year it was only two, and now we only have practice one day a week because of the effort we all put in at band camp this year.
I go to school everyday, and use every weekend to practice the show. In addition, I need to prepare my TOEFL exam. How can I finish all of these within the same time, it’s impossible!” “Be strong.” my mom said. “Finish what you start, finish what you chose.” I listened and made my mind. I still showed up in classes everyday, participated in each rehearsal.
The debate over whether or not college athletes should be paid has really heated up over the past couple of years. Imagine you are a college athlete; your typical daily routine would consist of an early wake up, an early morning practice, classes and tutoring sessions, and another practice or workout. Oh yeah, you have to fit in time for 4-5 meals to maintain energy throughout such an exhausting day. Athletes have to follow this routine all year long making it impossible to obtain a job to earn money. All of this hard work and time leads to success on and off the field but it also leads to enormous profit for the NCAA.
I have marched with the Pride of the Hill band since my Freshman year, and experienced some marching in eighth grade, and it isn’t as easy as it seems. I remember watching my siblings march when they were in high school and I was still in primary and intermediate, and I used to think that it looked easy and that it wasn’t really a sport or anything. But after experiencing it myself I realized the amount of work you put into it, the teamwork needed to accomplish things, and the competitions where you hope that all of the hard work, from band camp in the summer, the early morning practices during the week, and the Thursday night rehearsals during the
Now my senior year all my hard work has payed off as I am a starter on the defense and special teams. I know that just as I did, the underclassmen are struggling with all their might so they can snatch the starting spot from under me. Understanding that I must begin every practice as if my job were on the line I go out onto the field every day with a fiery passion. Although I
The band director ended up making where low brass wasn't a section, everyone was there individual leaders. Which Ozzy a hissy fit over, because he wanted the section to be whole, but in the end he got over it. At the end of every Marching season, we have a concert and play every song we have played that season and awards are given out. Due to all my hard work and practicing I got the “Most Improved”
Whether it 's the football team working on their plays or the academic team working on how fast they can find the right answer to their question, we all need to spend some time perfecting what we do. Although, there is something different about the marching band. If you pay close attention during the afterschool hours you will notice that the football team starts to pack up and leave while the marching band is still hard at work out on the pavement. The marching band 's average practice duration varies from 2 1/2 to 3 hours. In the summer we have a 2 1/2 week long band camp that last 8 hours each day.
Gymnastics requires hard work and dedication, but it is worth it because I genuinely love the sport. I have sacrificed many hours for gymnastics, but I have gotten a lot from it in return. I met one of my best friends at gymnastics and some of my coaches have become like family to me. I have also discovered a lot about myself. Doing a gymnastics routine all by myself in front of a crowd of people is scary, but it has also taught me that
From then on, my debate coach mentored me to cross barriers. Mentally, speech and debate is a competition that required the ability to overwork yourself when competing with other students. Physically, this team had me committed to an activity that lasted for hours on end, never skipping a weekend for the whole of the school year. After years of solace found within the comfort of my introverted shell, I had finally managed to gain enough confidence to perform on a small stage every Saturday. I no longer felt fear when entering a large group of people.
I went into both competitions excited and motivated only to walk away frustrated and disappointed. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong while I was vaulting went wrong. “Why me?” I asked myself. I had been working harder than anybody else I knew; I trained all year long, I would stay an hour longer at practice than my other teammates, and I would even have double practices a few times a week (one at school and one with my club coach). I was so discouraged, not just one meet but two meets in a row I was unable to clear any
Occasionally, I would play scrimmages for other teams, but most importantly, I enjoyed those weekly practices. In the final weeks, leading up to the school tryouts, I attended a variety of intramurals and camps. I really enjoyed playing with others girls, and I enjoyed the sport. Even though I was usually the weakest player, I enjoyed playing the sport more than winning. By the time for school tryouts, I was confident in my abilities and prepared to earn a spot on the