I thought about the stress that came along with leading the marching band as well as the stress of keeping up in school. I also contemplated between my summer internship opportunity and staying for my last year of marching band. Upon questioning my plans for senior year, I discovered that an internship preparing for the future has been more beneficial than the stresses of band. First, marching band was no longer enjoyable. As a younger member of the band, I had always felt a certain form of “magic” in the group.
Feeling this sense of accomplishment is very satisfying. I’m not sure where I would be today without band and the support of Ms. Ryan and my fellow band mates. Ever since the first day of band camp freshman year, I have felt like the Monacan Band is my second family. For example, during the first couple of days of freshman band camp, there was one member of my section that I thought I wouldn’t get along with at all. Four years later, that person is one of my best friends.
I am sincerely honoured and appreciative that I have been selected as a possible recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship. Becoming a great leader takes time and experience to cultivate. It means creating a path forward inspiring myself and others to be the best they can be. I believe that I would be an excellent Schulich Leader because I want to make a difference by helping others. With the resources that would be provided to me by being a Schulich leader, I would be able to help others to the maximum of my abilities.
To be in National Junior Honor Society you have to have good character, citizenship,service, and leadership. First, I have good character. I take criticism willingly, and I also welcome recommendations. Second, I demonstrate citizenship well.Civic involvement is very important, and I have high regard to freedom, justice, and respect for the American form of government.Third, I will serve the the school and community. I 'm willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities; I work well with others and I 'm happy to work with others.
For the past three years of marching band, I have worked under innovative leaders that have always reached our common goal: qualify for state finals. So this past year I looked forward to following in their footsteps and make my mark on the band and everyone in it like past seniors did for me. Little did I expect that the marching band season of my senior year would be full of trials and tribulations that was eventually met with hard work and perseverance of myself and my fellow seniors. After the difficult year my fellow students and I had due to a new band director and the school’s detached emotion towards the arts program; the band’s leaders started planning for the upcoming year six months before the marching band season actually started. We covered new policies about respect and accountability to be certain that this year would run smoothly.
He is currently going to the University of Arkansas and is in their band playing clarinet. Although high school Jacob made it very clear that he was participating in society. His Senior year of high school he volunteered a summer to helping old people. While in high school he learned and demonstrated good citizenship by learning about the different political parties and societies. You can ask him anything about any party and he could answer it.
It was only my second year being in choir and I was going to attempt college-level music competing against people who have been singing way longer than I had; some that has even been in choir since the sixth grade. I knew I needed all the help I could get so I went to Tarleton’s All-State Choir Camp over the summer. It was there I saw a familiar face, Kyle Hendrix, a former all-stater bass from our school. I did not know Kyle very well but throughout camp we became quite familiar with each other. The directors went through the music fast so there was still so much I did not know.
Thank you for making me appreciate a lot of things and for helping me realize the importance of serving other people. Learning does not end in the classrooms; thank you for making me value that. I can finally say, I MADE IT. And to the Lord Almighty, I owe everything to you. With this, I lift all of what I have achieved to you.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year.
I picked up my guitar and started playing and singing along and realized I probably wasn't a very good singer. I was singing along to a Kenny Rogers song and I just couldn’t hit the extreme notes. I thought maybe I should join choir but my freshman year was already packed. A few days later, a gifted and talented administrator asked me about taking an online history class over the summer, and I agreed ecstatically, for I could take choir. Although it was vague to me by then, when I look back on my time in high school and the various experiences I had, the path I took began with this
Greenfield came to RMU to speak to us regarding inclusive excellence and positive change. He led us through a variety of activities that helped the athletic teams bond together and become more like a family. These activities included having a group lead the audience in singing, splitting us into small groups and learning more about people outside of our sport, and the chance to open up to the entire audience about a personal experience that has deeply affected us. He also shared his personal experiences that related to the program he was presenting to us about. Dr. Greenfield’s presentation was a great experience for the athletic department, and the principles he taught us will allow us to grow closer and perform better on the
-GySgt Tillman leads with positive energy, compassion, and by example in everything he does. -He is versatile, capable, and focuses on assisting the station not just his sector. -His contributions to the realm of training and coaching clearly indicate his potential as a future Recruiter Instructor. -Recommend promotion and retention
Marching band taught me how to love again. A past band member who had actually been right in front of me for the past five years was standing on the sideline that night and somehow I believe that God placed him in my life to show me that my future is right in front of me. If it would not have been for my boyfriend waving at me one year ago, I do not really know how my life would have turned out. When Alex came into my life everything shifted, I actually had something to look forward to every morning I woke. Alex made everything better and actually took my mind off the fact that my parents were getting a divorce.
Conie: “I had been playing the guitar for a few years and had become kind of bored or unsatisfied with not doing anything about it. So the next thing I knew, I wanted to start a band.” Q: Where do you guys practice? Conie: “We practice at eachothers houses, and usually on Sundays. Typically we practice a couple of cover songs that we like to play for fun. Other times, we like to practice and make new original songs.” Q: Where have you played before?