EXODUS 31:16-17 “”The Israelites must observe the Sabbath, celebrating it throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign forever between Me and the Israelites, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.””. Because God rested, so must I in favor of respecting His actions. The Sabbath is a covenant with God. By accepting this covenant with God, I am sustaining my harmony with God. By corresponding with God’s resting, I am emulating God and becoming more analogous to Him, thus leading me to spread His everlasting love. By praising God, I feel refreshed and cleansed inside. I also sense being perpetually and ceaselessly content. ROMANS 8:35-37 “Who can separate …show more content…
Almost every weekend, the Marching Band attended a competition. These competitions frequently ran late on Saturdays and football game halftime performances on Friday nights. Occasionally, the competition award ceremonies didn’t initiate until 10:00 or even 11:00 PM. On Sunday mornings, I was invariably exhausted and refused to attend church due to my exhaustion. I began to grow more cranky as the Marching Band season continued. Practices were held everyday after school except Wednesdays, making excessive loads of homework difficult to complete and execute. Soon, my bond and relationship with God was completely obliterated. My inclusive mood and personality was depressing and bleak. My only elated junctures were when the Marching Band placed well in a competition. After the fall marching band season concluded, I began to attend church after accompanying the youth retreat to Camp Loy White. My faith had been restored, evoking my more pleasant mood. I felt refreshed, just as God had on the seventh day. I take this gruesome experience as a lesson, to never cease my relationship with God. Despite the fact that I will perform with the Color Guard again this Fall, I will attend church every single Sunday I am physically capable to attend. With church, I am motivated and jubilant. These positive effects will benefit me with homework and my attitude during the challenging activity of Marching Band. Lately,
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Why???? Even God took the 7th day to REST. If God rested why would it not be a necessity for us to rest? Rest is not only a physical regenerator; it’s a mental organizer, a spiritual booster, and an emotional stabilizer. Most of our adversities in life are not our circumstances but our lack of prioritizing the need to take a moment, allocated time or getting away to deflect and reflect from day to day.
Marching band a sport? Many people would say that is a crazy idea while others may understand it completely. Marching band is playing a musical instrument while marching a certain way to a tempo. Marching band is a form of entertainment that competes at competitions against other marching bands. Myself, knowing what marching band is and how it works from personal experience, marching band should be considered a sport.
When you think of sports, marching band is not necessarily something that comes to mind but should definitely be included in the category of a sport. First, marching band fits the definition of a sport by being physically exerting and requiring skill. A marching band not only consists of band members that play instruments, but also include the color guard. The color guard is a section of the band that does not play an instrument but uses props, flags or other items to enhance the visual appeal of the performance. Most times they can do as much, if not more, work than the members that play instruments.
To the average person, the high school marching band is nothing more than a bunch of geeks that play during half time at the football games or monopolize the benches by the band hall, but to me, it is so much more. To me it is a family, a safe haven, a creative outlet, a home. I have been involved in marching band for three years, going on four, and I wouldn 't trade the experience for anything. When I entered high school as a scared and awkward freshman, I immediately had three hundred people that I could rely on. The program quickly became like a second home to me and opened up a whole new path in my life.
Frank Deford spent over forty years writing for Sports Illustrated, commentating sporting events regularly on NPR, and has written over eighteen books. On March 13 of 2013 Deford published, “School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct for Sports,” on the NPR website. He addresses the middle aged, educated readers of National Public Radio. His motivation for the article comes from the response from the late president of the NCAA, Myles Brand. Deford was flabbergasted by Brand’s remark that students involved in musical extracurricular received genuine scholarships, not only athletes.
Marching Band is rapidly becoming a sport. Some people believe that marching band is not a sport while some believe it is. Marching band falls under the sports category, according to the Oxford dictionary Marching band is a sport, because a sport is something involving physical exertion where people can compete against others. Some people think that marching band is not a sport because it doesn’t take any physical ability. This way of thinking is reasonable because it doesn’t seem like marching band is difficult.
Did you know that marching band members spend so much time putting drill on the field for an entire summer break?The Friday nights, and Saturday afternoons we spend on a football field? The energy, sweat, and pride we put onto a football field or parking lot? All this, but unfortunately, marching band is still known for an “elective”.
Although the title “band nerd” doesn’t sound as impressive as being a star athlete, I wear my uniform with pride. Playing trombone in the marching band has earned the top spot on my list of favorite high school activities. Being a member of the Ardmore High School Marching Band has been both a positive and challenging experience. When I was selected to serve as band president for the 2015 marching band, I was both honored and excited for the upcoming season.
This annual events mission was to usher gay students back to wholeness and “victory in Christ” by trying to convert the students back to heterosexuals. The local churches had been hyping up the program to their teenagers and the students had shown up to school that day wearing their Day of Truth t-shirts. One of the students that had committed suicide Justin Aberg came home to his mom that day and told his mom that the students at school said “he was going to hell because he was gay”. Justin’s mom told him “that’s not true. God loves everybody”.
Musicians are “great problem solvers in school and social situations” because they have a stronger corpus callosum, the part of the brain that connects the two halves.(Berman) When an outsider joins band their minds are opened into a whole new world. This is because when a person is making music there is not only one place in the brain that is being activated. A musician is using parts of the brain that have to do with the visual, auditory, and motor functions of the brain. People who play a musical instrument are working multiple parts of their brain at once making it easier for them to remember information more.
Easy to encounter, not so easy to overcome, failures claw at hopes and successes. They bring down those who are weak enough to let them in. They strengthen those that can get past them. I got past one that almost ruined my chances for new opportunities.
Marching season in band is rough,it's hot,it's painful,and it's repetitive but at the end of the day when you've marched a competition and gotten your scores are you really thinking about that morning's practice? No probably not. Some say the journey is more important than the destination i think otherwise. First and foremost, it is way more fun when you reach your destination. Just being able to march the whole show in front of all the judges and that moment when the horns go down and the crowd starts clapping and just knowing that you did it, is always better than thinking of practice yesterday.
. .”. Without of a day of rest, it is as if a person is pulling an all-nighter throughout the week. `Another way to look at the concept is in a spiritual sense as we can use this time to take care of spiritual matters. After all, we are not only flesh and bones but also soul and often times forget to nourish that aspect of ourselves since its not visible but weighs equally as any other physical ailment. It can be used as a time to make ourselves right with God as well as take a calm breathe away from the week’s stress.
It is just an experience I cannot seem to overcome. We have read and discussed in this class moments we’ve experienced God, in our lives and in our hearts. And prior to the trip I had dismissed this childhood experience. Today, reflecting back I understand more about myself. One of those reflections is that I feel very deeply, I am very empathetic and the suffering of others, is the suffering of myself.
Persuasive Speech : “Music Heals” Assalamualaikum and good day, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Nur Shila binti Khairul Hisam and it is really great to see you all here today. Before I start, let’s have a quick question and answer. Do you ever realize that music has its own healing power to human being? I have a quote from Bob Marley who says that, “one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”.