For a few years, on alternating Sundays, I visited the Heritage of Dover, and sang and interacted with the elderly there. It was always a fun experience because the residents would be so happy to see us and I enjoyed watching them clap, or even dance along to our music. On holidays, their faces lit up when we brought them candy, or chocolate, and presents. Not only did I
Holly was inspired by this and learned many ways to sway the crowd and get them to fall in love with his entertaining music. They got a contract in Nashville for Decca, after they performed on the local radio station KDVA. They also released several songs as Holly in the Hills before their contract (Romanowski & George-Warren, 2001). The bands start took a little longer than they expected, but they were happy when they got their start. The band had to think of a name before they got their break.
You can find her songs on multiple 00’s playlists. I chose this song because I have listened to it since I was a child. I remember hearing it played on the radio frequently while I was in elementary school. Also, someone sung it in the talent show while I was in second grade. I love the message it has, especially when she says, “Feel the rain on your skin no one else can feel it for you.” This song is about being yourself and experiencing life and adventures for yourself because no one else can do it for you and I think that message is important.
The concert on May 5th turned out to be pretty good. The concert turned out to be enjoyable and was a fun time for people to listen to their children either play an instrument or sing. I heard multiple good things about our concert, things such as how cute the elementary kids were and how good the band played. I think we sounded better than other years. This is the best we will sound when compared to the years to come.
This takes us to, Flurry and her friends getting in a circle and sing songs like, deck the halls, jingle bells, and carol of the bells. Of course, they all sang loudly; having the best time of their life. Gradually, Faith wanted to move on, but the rest of her friends wanted to sing and sing. Naturally, she felt really happy inside. Likewise, she was enthusiastic about Christmas coming and all the joy she would have.
The message of this song is heartbreak, but the music reflect a happier tone making this a piece that shouldn’t make sense, yet it does and quite well too. Based in a shoo-wop style, this is definitely more of a pop tune for her. This is a piece that you would want to swing dance to or hum in the car, and I found it stuck in my head all day. “Send in The Clowns,” is a directly compelling piece. Filled with a number of key changes and builds that had me wanting to play it over and over again.
This was a major accomplishment for her because not many blacks, at the time, won awards like she did. Many people would say that being black is bad but this one Scandinavian read about a concert that Anderson was putting on and said “Ah, a Negro singer with a Swedish name! She is bound to be a success in Scandinavia”. Anderson was putting her name on the map. Because this Scandinavian liked her voice, he encouraged his friends to hear her as well;they liked her voice too and she became very famous and popular in the Scandinavian territories.
This art has constantly forced me to step outside my realm of comfort. Over the years, I have been progressively perfecting the art of performing in front of large crowds. I have always known that the arts are my passion, and thus, have chosen a path to best follow my passion. I joined a community youth choir in the fourth grade and then auditioned for the best middle school of the arts
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. It had always made me feel the same way I do today-that even if you do not sound like the world's greatest singer, you can still sing and do what you love to do. As for my music teachers, Mr. Howe is the one that got me started playing the trumpet, as well as the piano and the guitar when I was a child growing up in the Mulvane school system. He was not necessarily the best at teaching the high school classes in the school, but he definitely was good at getting the new players (the fifth-graders) started out fresh, and I am very grateful for the fact
I had been in band from fifth grade through high school so even just hearing an ensemble sound again was amazing as I miss band very much. I also really enjoyed The Swan Lake Suite as it has been one of my favorite pieces since I was little, so it was also really nice to hear something that I already knew a little of how it would go. The orchestra sounded amazing and I am also good friends with one of the bassoon players so it was neat that one of our concerts to choose from had someone I knew in it. It was so interesting to hear all of the elements we have been discussing in class, actually in person and it was helpful that I was in band throughout school so it was easier to pick out certain aspects like melody, tempo, and dynamics for example. Overall, this concert was very enjoyable and performed
It also included, but was not limited to, the use of quotations from the Mendelssohn Wedding March. Similarly, Copland was able to grasp and quickly adapt to styles unique to Latin America as he did in El Salón México. This composition was a product of his visit south of the American border. Copland initially had hesitations about visiting Mexico. When asked by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez to come to Mexico the first time, Copland responded by stating: “I had an important decision to make, indeed a crucial one at this time in my career: whether to take advantage of the tempting offers that were coming my way from abroad, or to stay in New York, furthering the causes of American music while continuing my own work.” It was to the extent that he composed a piece that would reflect that which
I participated in Summer Show Offs for two years, before my sophomore and junior year of high school in Auburn. The counselors and camp itself really helped me emerge out of my shell by preforming songs out of my comfort zone. The constant encouragement and upbeat attitudes from my counselors for sure made an impact on the experience of SSO. Through the summers I attended, I learned how to express who I truly am through song and dance, the camp introduced something to me that I would end up loving. I particularly love the song choices and the meaning behind some of them.