I thought this experience with choir was going to be somewhat better than my experience in seventh grade, because I had matured quite a lot since the last time I had given choir a chance. Therefore, I thought I would mentally approach the choir concert in a more positive way than I would have in the past. Additionally, I was hoping I would be able to keep my focus for the entire duration of the concert. So, I did not seem disrespectful. Unfortunately, my experience did live up to my expectations.
The transition between 8th and 9th grade was important for me because I took up voice lesson in 8th grade and went to my first music camp the summer before 9th grade. As a freshman, I joined the chorus as a soprano. It was slightly intimidating that year because I was the youngest person in my section. Everyone
Though there are many other things I have gotten to do and learn through choir, I really really want to continue. It has been a major part of my life for I don’t know how long and I can’t imagine what my life would be like without it. Ever since my parents split up there have been money trouble, because of that my family has always had to think about and watch what they spent an extra curricular activities my siblings and I did. As we grew older my father took what we were doing more seriously. He always wanted to make sure that what we were doing was going to benefit us most when we became adults.
Cheerleading is not always seen as a “sport” by everyone. I would like to help show what cheerleaders can do through hard work and determination. I am not one to ever give up, or call it quits. I have never missed a practice in my life, even if I have been sick, and had to sit in the corner and watch the whole time. I never complain, and I never stop trying till a stunt, tumbling pass, or routine is successful.
I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year. When we weren’t on the field practicing, we were performing at football games or at community events, bringing the community together with a sense of pride. Being a part of the marching band has taught me to put the betterment of my peers over myself and I have made it my goal to make the people around me the best that they
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.
That summer going into seventh grade I started lessons which got me playing more often and into my middle school’s second band, symphonic, keeping high chairs. There were three combined band in my middle school-awhile I was there. My final year at that school I made top band, wind ensemble, I had a good chair but looking back I could have worked harder to get higher-I was 6th out of 9 clarinets that year. I feel my chair did not give me justice but at the
After that I headed to choir rehearsal where I was told I would actually need to speak to the dean himself. Well, I was absolutely terrified. Some friends of mine had been late and
Through hard work and dedication, I have learned many lifelong lessons from show choir, and made many friends that will have a lasting impact on my character. As a result of being a part of show choir, I have grown much more confident over time. I am so much more confident in front of people because of show choir. I used to freak out before presentations, but show choir has showed me how to put on a smile, and fake your way through it (of course I still get nervous, but not quite as much). I am also much more confident in my body because of show choir.