To the average person, the high school marching band is nothing more than a bunch of geeks that play during half time at the football games or monopolize the benches by the band hall, but to me, it is so much more. To me it is a family, a safe haven, a creative outlet, a home. I have been involved in marching band for three years, going on four, and I wouldn 't trade the experience for anything. When I entered high school as a scared and awkward freshman, I immediately had three hundred people that I could rely on. The program quickly became like a second home to me and opened up a whole new path in my life. Playing percussion took on a whole new definition in my eyes and I gained not only a greater respect for music, but for the people that created it and managed it and loved it like no other. Through my high
My first day here at Job Corps seemed very long. When I first arrived in the front I had to sit in a little room close to the front office I had to sit there with a couple of other kids. After sitting there for a while security came and took all of our bags to the security room to check for anything we couldn’t have. After that, we had to follow some staff who took us to get our uniform which took a minute because everyone took turns to use the bathroom to change. They gave us 3 pairs of polo shirts and 3 pair of regular school slacks. They also told us if we come to school without uniform then we would have to pay 5 dollars which comes out of our check that they give us every two weeks.
I woke up early and put on the clothes that I had laid out from the night before. I went to the kitchen grabbed a Poptart and headed out the door to find the bus coming up my street. Walking onto the bus gave me a whiff of Expo Markers and and an overload of Axe cologne that I’m guessing an awkward teenage boy showered in. I sat on the hard, poorly cushioned seat next to a small girl with pigtails and a Doc Mcstuffins backpack. Man, this is my first day of being in the Middle School; first day of sixth grade, I thought to myself. Twenty minutes passed and I was off the bus heading to my locker when a old friend of mine approached me. She told me that my best friend (may I add my only friend) had called me a brat and said she didn’t want to
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.
I was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, an area immersed in a relaxed coastal culture and a vibrant jazz and blues heritage. Gulfport is located right off the Gulf of Mexico and less than an hour from New Orleans, Louisiana. Living near the Gulf, heavily influenced my childhood, I would spend weekends at the beach, and long hours traveling to distant islands far from the coast I called home. The music you would hear at the beach were always from timeless Americana artist; such as, Bob Dylan and Jonny Cash. My parents, not musicians themselves, were infatuated with the music of the late 1980’s from artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, and Journey. My particular favorite artist from that time period was Queen, and my love for rhapsody
The Mighty Trojan Marching Band marches to a cadence played by the drumline to Friday night football games. At the games, the band plays stand tunes such as the Garner High classic ‘Hey Baby’. During halftime, the band performs their marching show. During third quarter, the band goes on break. At the end of third quarter, the brass performs the crowd favorite, “brass suicides”. Throughout the fourth quarter the band plays more stand tunes. At the end of the game, the band marches back to the band room and finishes the night with their rendition of ‘Trojan Pride’.
The Harlem Hellfighters, written by Max Brooks, is a fiction book based off the African American 369th Infantry Regiment in 1919. In this novel, Brooks concentrates mainly on the major obstacles African American soldiers faced during World War I. He focuses on how these challenges affects their lives and is very thorough when expressing his own opinions and perspectives. He talks about the hardships and social aspects of their daily lives as well as the harsh reality of the war, that make it more appealing to the readers. Brooks centralized theme was about the challenges and discrimination of African Americans during the war, how it affected their lives emotionally and physically, and what was done to amend these challenges.
The Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013 also had a huge impact on the United States. On this day, there was a bomb that went off at the finish line which killed three spectators and also wounded two hundred and sixty people (history.com) There was a manhunt after this happened to catch the suspects. It took them four days to find the first suspect which led to the rest of the suspect findings (history.com). Investigators found out that the plan for this attack was planned on their own and wasn’t connected to a terrorist organization in any way.
I woke up monday morning with the one thought in my mind - Rye Neck. We had gone all the way last year to the section final with them, and after me hitting the pipe in the final minutes to win it, they scored on the counterattack and won the the section. I had never experienced a loss like this one.
There were a lot of people in attendance at this game with which I spoke who said that they come to the games, whether they be home or away, to see and hear the Highlander Marching Band perform both pep tunes and their halftime performance. While many of these people that I talked to were friends and relatives of the band members, there were a few who really had no affiliation with the band whatsoever. I took the time to speak with these people who were there for the band, and relatives answered with things like "My son plays trumpet and has a solo during halftime!" or "My daughter is a senior, and I want to see her perform as many times as I can this year!". However, those who really did not have affiliation with the band gave me some more
On a hot game day in Athens Georgia where is the most likely place you can find Carine? Marching with the Redcoat band of course!
It’s alarming learning how cruel people are, and knowing at any moment our lives can change. Thousands of people, innocent people, died that day, and it makes my heart break knowing we couldn’t stop the terrorist before they attacked. As an adult I thank our soldiers, firefighters, EMT’s, and any other brave comrade for trying to save and protect our people. I admire the people
Homecoming is a time when you show your school spirit and pride. We dress up according to the themes set forth by the school. I am participating in the dress up days as well as the parade we are having. After the parade, I am going to be marching
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