If I had received drum major as I hoped, I would have been more than happy to lead the group, but would have missed dearly being a part of the sound that comes along with the band. I was given the opportunity to lead and also lead by example. I showed how a strong unit works together to perform tasks and get the job of putting together an ensemble done effectively, and also still play the instrument I love dearly. People have come up to me saying how I inspired them, or how my job as a drill sergeant as extremely well done. I have so much pride for what I accomplished as a leader of the band.
If I ever had a problem, whether it be with music, marching, or even personally, I could look to my left/right and within a few feet, there would be someone who was more than willing to help. Respect was a big part of what made the band work so well together. We all respected each and listened to everyone 's ideas or their authority to override said ideas. This was a big factor in what made these people more than just my band mates, but also my friends and family. This week was a prime example as to why I am proud to say I was a part of a band with these people.
I met new friends and even passed driver 's ed. Marching band was fun I was very sceptical about getting all my music memorized but Ms.Snider made it very easy and kept encouraging me to get it done, along with the other members in my saxophone group. I had watched the marching band as a kid and I never thought that it was as hard as it really is. Getting all the steps and starting on your left food is very important when staying in step and getting a good rating at contest. My friends and I got even closer, and I made a lot more friends.
As drum major, I would strive to unite every member of the marching band both on and off the field. We are all here because we share a common interest and we need to use this to make us stronger. The bond of music spreads through the depths of different personalities and backgrounds. It has the power to unify each personality and background into the beautiful shows we perform. As drum major, I would encourage complete respect and kindness between every member of the marching band.
Wachovia Winds ' Wind Ensemble was by far the most challenging musical experience of my life. I practiced the music every single day and worked as hard as I could, having the results to prove it. Being in the ensemble made me a better musician in the long run, and I 'm very excited to be a part of such a phenomenal band again next Spring. Thanks to the amazing direction of Danny Green, being in that band was one of the most worthwhile activities of my life. I enjoyed every performance and I wouldn 't be as skilled of a musician as I am today without it.
Without the slightest doubt in my mind, making Alabama’s all-state honor band is my proudest achievement. Of all the prideful moments in my life, earning a spot in all-state shines brightest of all; it took more effort and dedication than any other challenge I have ever faced. However, as physically and mentally draining as all-state was, one week later I wanted to do it all over again; this taught me a few things, namely that I especially love music, have an extremely competitive drive, and am willing and capable to accomplish any goal I set for myself. In other words, playing with the all-state honor band is my crowning achievement because it taught me who I am. Most importantly, all-state brought me to the conclusion that I adore music in
I never expected to come to college and suddenly be a highly social individual. This change in my personality has given me the opportunity to meet so many new people. I have enjoyed talking to people and learning about their lives. I have developed many new friendships, and I hope to continue this process in the future. Meeting new
I began as a naïve middle schooler and transformed myself into a confident performer and student. I now carry a sense of pride because I finally completed my dream. Performing in the Mississippi Lions Band is an experience I will never forget, nor will I forget all of those tireless nights of