I was asked by my choir teacher to join the school’s music enrichment, Advanced Singers. This was the year that music was helping me break out of my shell of being that shy person. As the school years went on I was involved in my high school’s musicals and have the pleasure of being a part of my high school’s honors choir. Being in the choir and participating in all of the music enrichments that my
In 1948, Elvis’s family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Elvis entered L.C. Humes High School. Presley played guitar and sang in several talent shows all throughout high school, and the appreciation that the audience gave him is what inspired him to work more on music. After he graduated,
During his academic years, He won many awards for his writing skills. The joy that Baldwin sense from having his classmate praise his work was outshined, Nevertheless, by his father's objection of his non-Christian-oriented writing. James Baldwin's father was a very creed Christian who forced Baldwin to go to church every sunday. For some years (from ages 14 through 17), James was even a clergyman. It was the sad attraction of the church which James said turned him into a author.
These favorite memories include the James Madison Parade of Champions, my favorite band competition, and the band banquets where everyone comes together and has a great time reflecting on the past year. However, the band concerts are something that I will miss greatly. Working on two to three pieces of music for a couple of months sounds tedious. But after practicing and refining it, we always have it perfect by the end of the concert. Feeling this sense of accomplishment is very satisfying.
You can join academic clubs based on your major or social club based on your hobbies or interest. Some examples of these clubs are: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Art Club, Biology Club, Show Choir, Concert Band, and Jazz band. There is also a large amount of Fraternities and Sororities. Joining a fraternity or sorority can give you the leadership skills you need for your future. As a high school senior, you can also enroll in dual credit classes to receive college credit from Missouri Valley.
To begin the speech, King included, "Five score years ago, which holds historical significance to his audience and commands their attention. Towards the end of the speech, he added, "This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning, 'my country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.'" In allowing this words to ring free, King looks to spark emotion, thought, and
About a month after the nerve racking All-District Band auditions, three bands in Northwest Missouri performed last Saturday to a near-full theater. Thomas Brockman, the lead band director at Smithville and NWMMEA president said, “All-District is an honor band that represents our top players in the Northwest region. Students go in and audition on a set of material and they are selected via their performance in the audition and if you make this group you are doing very well and you’re also one of the top players in Northwest Missouri.” The NWMMEA or Northwest Missouri Music Educators Association holds audition events for high school and middle school band students on the first Saturday of November annually.
For my first diversity event I decided to attend the 43rd annual Mankato wacipi (Powwow). I chose this event because I attended some like it when I was younger. I always have admired Native Americans and their deep connection with their spirituality. I remember in fifth grade my elementary school hosted a Powwow that my mother and I attended. This was the first time I have ever been exposed to the Native American culture and the memory has stuck with me till now.
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
Nobody was able to sleep the first night back. We we’re all too busy catching up on one another 's lives. Each Sunday during the night time we would sit around a fire for sharing circle. During this time we would be able to share stories, feelings and sing campfire songs. For Breakfast, lunch, and dinner we met our tent groups at
During high school, she also served as a class reporter, a student council representative and senior class president. After graduation, Sandra attended the College of Charleston where she studied biology. At 19, after having a supernatural experience, she became a born again Christian. When she turned 21, she says God called her into ministry and along the way she became an assistant pastor at
I was very proud of him and I had wondered if anything I had done or said had any bearing on how he had turned out. Towards the end of the ceremony, I was asked to come forward by Kyle. He then told the audience that I was more than just a Scoutmaster and that he thought of me as his second father. Tears began to run down my face and I could barely speak as he recounted the many adventures we had over the years and the positive influence I had on his life.
In Joseph J. Ellis’s book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Ellis gives the readers a sense of clarity and even gives the few that are unfamiliar with the American Revolution a feeling of comfortability by understanding the work. Ellis also resists the uncontrollable felling of choosing one side over the other by making sure he was clear when explaining the diversity and general upright character of the Founding Fathers that were trying to create a platform to keep the new federal government from crumbling. Ellis main purpose for writing this book was to focus on the thoughts and manners of essential figures within the Revolution, including George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas, Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and
In Frederick Douglass’s book, he writes accounts of his time in slavery and beyond. Throughout the book, Douglass writes about not only the physical hardships slaves endured, but the mental and emotional hardships as well. In Chapter X, Douglass describes a battle he had with a temporary slave owner named Mr. Covey. After the fight concludes, Douglass writes, “This battle with Mr. Covey was the turning point in my career as a slave. It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom, and revived within me a sense of my own manhood.
Because of the statuses of each person who attends Douglass’ school, they have a common ground to discuss with each other. Although Douglass is not technically a slave like most of the others learning from him, he still is in the lowest social tier and African American. Because of their corresponding similarities, the slaves and Douglass bond over their hardships while understanding what the others are going through. It is easy to sympathize with each other because they are in the same situation. During the time period this was written, society purposely made African American slaves feel like they didn’t belong and like they were outcasts.