Like every other concert, the band is well practice, they are use to the tempo, and they make mistakes. Some sections I feel like we could have done better. Most of the time, I feel like we did pretty well. The whole band played almost better than the eight grade. When we messed up, it wasn 't a big deal. During our concert we messed up, but played well.
I demonstrated how much I enjoyed a song while managing to forget my minor concerns. I became content with my performances, not bothered by mistakes. It was my freshman year with my older brother that brought me back to my love of music. Each performance was not just showing what I could do, but a chance to enrich and live my life. The true joy was not only in sharing my music, but devoting myself to something
I was relieved second semester when other kids transferred over into chorus, growing our chorus slightly. At the end of the year, we had learned that the chorus was trying to put a group together to go to Disney World at Christmas to sing in the Candle Light Processional at Epcot, so when it came time for school to start again in August, the room was full of new people. Once again we could divide our guy section into tenor and bass and divide the girls into Alto, Soprano II and Soprano I. After sending in an audition video, our chorus was selection to join the mass choir for two performances and to prepare, we learned 15 songs. My junior year, I transferred voice teachers because my old voice teacher was moving away.
Before Oak Bridge Community Church moved into their new building they were located in a movie theater. When it came to the sound quality of each service the sound wasn’t at its best per say, nor did it display the talent that was amongst our band. The acoustics in that theater weren’t up to par and made the “concert feel” displeasing. As our church continued to keep growing, God lead our church to a new space to call our home.
I can now play notes higher than I ever could before the musical, leaving me with a hunger for more challenging music. I taught myself to play at fast tempos with little time to think about what I am playing. The latter musical lesson can be applied to life as well. Performing in the musical helped me learn to make decisions quickly. It was stressful at first, but with plenty of practice and not backing down, I was able to achieve my goal and be a part of a great show.
Attending my first jazz concert was an unforgettable experience of great live instrumental music. The concert was entertaining and a very educational experience of this course. As a student in this course with little musical education, I never appreciated instrumentals, until the SDSU Jazz Concert. This concert was a really enjoyable experience with the balance of all the instruments. I really enjoyed the experience and the knowledge of music I gained from the concert. The way the conductor opened the show was very nice. As I walked in some of the violins were playing sweet melodies until everyone arrived and took a seat. They asked us to shut off our phones so we would not interrupt the concert. They had an itinerary for us to follow along with all the songs but they did not play every song that was on he itinerary. Also,
The ensembles directed by Mr. Anderson sounded really well and the songs were really nice. They didn’t show many dynamics, but other than that they had great intonation. The ensembles directed by Miss Page was a different story. The Advanced Band, Advanced
Concert 2 is one of the lowest bands in the program. When I first entered the program, I had wanted to quit. However, after a while, I grew to really enjoy band. I started practicing more and put in more effort with what I did. I was first chair in concert 2, which is the principal player.
but I feel I would have enjoyed it more without. I am not sure how many people were there, I would think somewhere between 40 and 60 people but needless to say the amount of people didn’t really matter. It was a great pleasure to learn about the ASLHS and see the awards given for students who have done fantastic work with ASL. The event really invigorated me and made me want to continue refining me ASL skills after I graduate and become more integrated with the large community here in Seattle. On the final not of all of this, I was enjoying myself so much that I nearly forgot to get a photo of myself.
The band program taught me how to push through the difficulties and struggles that would allow me to become a better performer in the end, and taught me the importance of respect and courtesy, whether it be for volunteers with the band, my bandmates, other bands, and so on, and how far simple manners can go. Most importantly, though, this band taught me what it was like to be dedicated and passionate about something. In the past two years, I have developed a love for playing music that has given me more joy in life than anything else in the last four years, and due to that caused me to learn a new instrument, get more involved with our music program, created friendships and relationships that will last, allowed me to become a more rounded person, that is better equipped to handle my future. I have grown greatly in the last few years, and this is all due to the band program, which I will never be able to repay for all it has done for
One-hundred and fifty students stared out at the audience, heaving after singing their final note at the All-State Honor Choir Conference. Among those kids was Janie Hawkins, a five-foot-two, singing powerhouse. All state choir is focused on learning music and perfecting skills, so when Janie got in, she received music at home before the “conference.” She and other students tried out in September, received the music and then stayed in Eugene, Oregon. After two days of practicing for the performance with her choir peers, Janie and the choir finally did the performance and had to say goodbye to their new-found friends at the Eugene Hult Center.
When I first walked into the band room I got so nervous, because I was hearing other people warming up and I was afraid I was not going to make the band. The officers of the band were there to help you with the process of audition for band. I went in for my audition on baritone in the director 's office and played for them. There was
It may not seem significant to the audience, but to me, a mere 10 years old, it was a major breakthrough. I finally got the chance to spread the joy and love that I gained from this experience to the audience yet it was so nerve wrecking. As I took up my violin and touched the shrill E-string, I was immersed in the beauty of the music that awed me for years. The nervous thoughts just floated away and all that was in my mind was how to shape the music. The clear, sweet singing melody floated out from my three quarter-sized violin as my chubby fingers flew on the fingerboard.