In fact, the majority of my free time seemed to disappear, until I started working on my time management skills. If I knew that I would be away from home all day at a marching band competition on Saturday, then I would need to schedule time during the week and Sunday to work on projects or studying for tests. I could no longer procrastinate until the last minute, or I would end up getting only one or two hours of sleep. Because of marching band, I changed my habits of procrastination and transformed into a schedule-oriented
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 cannot believe we have another marching band rehearsal. I have to walk out to the school’s marching band practice field again for the third time this week, just to go over what we already did yesterday. It is hot, humid, and I am tired. We go through all of this work, and we do not get anything from it. Why do we have to work for five hours a week for a ten-minute show anyway?
Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. That word was very prominent when I got accepted to the NCIBA honor band my 7th grade year. I was one of the most apprehensive times of my life, partly because I was extremely under prepared. Wednesday, I never liked Wednesdays during school. Less time in study hall, less time in P.E.
I go through the same struggle almost every night. Most students can relate to that problem, and that is a big part of why we despise school. Another huge reason is because of the early start of the day. Everyone is tired in the morning which stretches out the morning and makes it feel an hour longer. I always have to rush in the morning because I oversleep by accident and Andrew has the same issue.
According to him, praying and committing spiritual acts bring him one with god and thus improve not just his studies, but also his life quality. Moreover, Jimmy stated that Catholicism helped him to be friendly and open toward others and thus he got to know a lot more person by going to church than he could have if he wasn’t a Christian. I also asked Jimmy if he ever missed a sunday mass, he told me that he missed dozens since he got to Davis. “Sometime I do have time to go to church but if I don’t, I will have time to study. I did missed dozens.
According to Arnold & Beyer (2008), “the terms of the covenant were a result of God’s grace and love for his people… [and they] established His bond of intimate relationship with them” (p113). All the Commandments show God’s redeeming grace for His people, “He gave them His law in the context of His redemption” (Clowney, 2013, p. 106), and are a “positive expression of God’s will for His people” (Arnold & Beyer, 2008). Clowney (2013) writes, The Ten Commandments begin with God’s description of Himself as the Redeemer of Israel: ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery’ (Exodus 20:2). The great mistake of legalism is to detach the law of God from the God who gave it. (p 106) God is making it known to His people that He is their God, who saved them and is worthy of their love, worship and praise.
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
Now, I know how to roll step, stay in rhythm, and even play while marching. It's a miracle. Band camp is always extremely hot, but I continue to push through it because I know it is only helping us. My first marching competition was at Algona, my 9th grade year. It was honestly a rush, and there was so much pressure put on us, by our section leaders, and by Mr. Dobbs, our band director.
Even though I was very successful in playing sports, marching band was the most impactful to me. Being involved in the marching band was a big wake up call for me. Practice was every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm, on fridays we performed halftime at football games, and on saturdays it would either be a 9am