Over the past six years, I have become very passionate about music to where I have made it my biggest goal to become a high school band director. Participating in marching band every year, I learned how to teach marching fundamentals to students. I have also participated in concert band in which I learned how to teach students to play with beautiful tones and phrases like a professional musician. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you have made a huge impact on a student just by sharing your knowledge with them. Teaching students how to
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 very fortunate to be able to have made friends that love music the way that I do.
I realized that the only way I could achieve the results I desired was to work harder, so I focused more energy into my schoolwork and it paid off. I continued to play the flute all through high school, and participating in marching band had an equally important impact on my life. Through marching band, I learned the importance of time management. Rehearsals every day after school, Friday night football games, and Saturday competitions that lasted all day greatly cut the amount of free time I had. In fact, the majority of my free time seemed to disappear, until I started working on my time management skills.
by Francis Irving Lankey and Arthur Sayles This song was created almost a century ago, and I still hear people singing this song at every Spartan athletic event. In most cases, music is used to show significance to a specific event in someone 's life, or usually used to represent some type of pride you have in your school, team, or country. Music has played important role in American history and has been connecting people for generations. This is important to me because music taught me how to be a diligent worker and never give up on my dreams. As a kid, most of us were exposed to songs such as the ABC 's or theme songs from children 's TV shows.
Joseph Campbell once said, “follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Many people consider your bliss to be your calling or what you are meant to do in life as well as what you enjoy doing. I think this quote is very empowering because it suggests that if you do what you love and what you were meant to do, you will find a way to succeed. I have found that there are many things that I love to do, things such as listening and sharing music as well as spending time with loved ones and friends. But one thing that has always stood out is helping others.
So how will being an active member of the band contribute to my success at Penn State? The simplest answer is that being in the band proved to be the “key” in unlocking my drive to be something. Since the start of my freshman year of high school I worked so hard to be an excellent musician and to achieve a leadership position in the future years. As the years progressed, I managed to earn not one, but four leadership positions, and qualify to participate in many band festivals.
I definitely feel a personal connection to the band. I started listening to them once I got into middle school and Haven 't stopped since. They shaped my sense of humor. Or, maybe I identified with them so much because I felt my sense of humor was similar to Mark and Tom 's. If anything I feel an even stronger connection now that I 'm out of school.
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
Everything I do revolves around my music. I have been around music all my life, whether it was listening to it or playing it. I’m very passionate about music and I love playing an instrument. The instrument
At a young age, I constantly wanted to express myself through music. I always found a way to incorporate music into my daily life, whether it be by blasting my favorite music, creating my own funky songs, or even having the opportunity to participate in my elementary school choir. My love for music actually took flight after I had decided to join my elementary school choir, however, in my opinion, it is not the most transformative moment in my life. After elementary
Outside her musical life, she loves to play basketball, and has been successful in different teams. She not only enjoys classical music, but she also loves K-pop and jazz. She is a very social person and loves her school life. Her brother, Noah Kim, and her encouraging parents have inspired her to play a musical instrument.
There are many reasons why I would like to earn a scholarship for Pensacola Children’s Chorus. I believe, and have been told, that I strongly expemplify most of the traits, if not all, that are desired in PCC scholarship winners. For one, I am known as a very positive and energetic person, and preforming is my passion. I am very happy doing it, even when I have to sing and dance for hours on end. I can’t imagine myself doing much else with my life than preforming, acting, singing, etc.
First thing we did was get our seats. Then we began to play and learn songs. The year went on and after two months, I was advanced. Mrs. Payne told me I was moved up into Senior Band, along with another boy named Eli. We now had to go early every morning, because we still had to go to Junior Band to help the others.
Samantha (Sami) Weathersby Personal Statement The arts have surrounded my life and family since I took my first breath. I experienced music, dance, storytelling, theatre, and visual arts immersion constantly, from the piano in our living room, to Mozart cassette tapes in the car, to pre-school church choirs. Early in life, I found that singing and dancing gave me a sense of pure joy and fulfillment distinctly unlike anything else. It provided freedom and catharsis and helped me escape real life.
I will help motivate my peers to take on more community and school service projects. I am not afraid to break out of my comfort zone to benefit those around me. The past two years I have worked to come out of my comfort zone and try new things. This lead me to many clubs and extracurricular activities that I know enjoy.