My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day.
The transforming moment I experienced did not just happen on its own. It was supported by the encouragement of my middle school music teacher. Looking back at that particular moment also made me realize how influential music educators can be to their students which ideally steered me towards the path of becoming a music educator. When I was in middle school I realized that music had to be a part of my life right away, but I did not realize that my music teacher had such an impact on my life choices until now. Everyone has at least one transformative moment in their life yet it can happen at any moment without them even realizing
If you work hard at something and put in those extra hours, you will be successful. I know that once you graduate from high school, reality hits you hard. College is a whole different ball game and if you don’t work hard or put those extra hours then you will fall behind and it will only get harder. I know that with my dedication, determination, and hard work I will succeed just like I did as a
We mostly learn the song during band camp but we perfect them in band class throughout the school week. On the eighth day of band camp we played for so long that I got a migraine so bad that as I was playing my eyes watered up and I had to get outside for some needed silence. For the upperclass men they could almost play the songs already because of their experience but for the freshmen to play at a level four years above them is a lot more challenging. Our weekends are only one day long compared to the average of two and a half. On Friday we are required to go to the varsity football game.
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.
As section leader of the alto saxophones, it was not easy to teach six underclassmen how to march and memorize music, along with keeping all fifteen members of my section in order. I had to learn how to be a friendly and fun leader, along with being respected and authoritative. The most memorable award I received was the Instrumental Music Department Letter Award, which reminded of how much work I put into my years as a member of the various band ensembles in my school. Another membership that has taught me a lot is the National Honors Society. As a member of NHS, I had to take a lot of responsibilities.
Children cost money to take care of, but so does their education. College graduates with children who are planning to attend college have to not only pay back their debts but their children’s schooling too. Once those children graduate then it starts the cycle over again. Moral of the story is that college is a ripple affect when it comes to money all because of the timing of debts being
One of the first of these is the passion that I have had for the fine arts since I got my first instrument in my fifth-grade year. Instruments for me then and now were used for expression, as well an escape and an outlet, even if it was just for a few minutes. I used music as a sort of antidepressant, as I felt like I did not have very many friends and felt completely alone for a long time. I also used to sing in the school choir and performing in the theatrical productions to express my emotions and feel like an important person to myself in my life. Some of the very first influences I had growing up with music was my grandpa and my music teachers Mrs. Dayton and Mr. Howe (yes, there used to be a Mr. Howe where I used to go to school as well) My grandpa, when I was little, always used to sing around the house and to the kids to make us laugh.
Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it. It has absolutely been an enormous part of my life and who I am. Thus, this is to say that I have musical talent. I am in a high school marching band, where I play any piano-like instrument. My viewpoint with music has come to a simple conclusion, without it, I would not know who I am or what to do with my life.
Sixth grade was a hard transition, and one of the hardest years of my life. Another one of the hardest years of my life was eighth grade. Some of my friendships deeply suffered, and the person I was in a relationship at the time was suffering through things a 14 year old should never go through. The inner turmoil of my broken middle school relationships deeply affected my anxiety and depression, which in turn affected my school work and life. Needless to say, the only person I keep in contact with from my middle school years is the person who suffered through it with me.
John Swales developed a theory that a discourse community has six distinct traits. Destiny has attributed a lot to the band. Destiny said “Band has helped me to develop new relationships at The University of Oklahoma and improve my soft skills.” The lessons learned in band can translate to other aspects of one’s life. The band becomes such a tight community due to the fact that it consumes a lot of time with group and individual practice. The success of the band relies solely on how well every member gets along there is no choice but to become close.
I was given the opportunity to influence and inspire others. I learned a lot from this opportunity. I learned that not everyone is as fortunate as myself, but most of all I learned how to be there for someone. I knew each week that even if I felt sick, I would be at that elementary school, helping that child to the best of my ability. On top of spending numerous hours at clubs, I could always be found studying or working on a project.
I lead song service as well as lead the teaching program, having often times been left in charge when the Administrator is gone for the week. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t stuck around with Kids Zone. I learned that I had potential, I simply had never seen it. As soon as I was given responsibilities I began to blossom into a hard working. Because of my experience volunteering, it is now second nature for me to go above and beyond, to offer help when I know I can offer it.
I started off certain classes like geometry or spanish with no clue what I was doing and even a few bad grades in the beginning. Specifically, I failed my first geometry test with a 54 in ninth grade and that did not sit well with me and from then on Mrs. Brown took the time out her own schedule and stayed after to
My teacher in MAT 139 would show us multiple ways to solve a problem so when teaching the children I would use more than one method to get them to learn the subject matter (Hammond, pg 2). I have made connections to my ecology class because I want to live using fewer resources. I have made connections with my music class because several of the events on campus that I attended were shows that featured music I had been studying