National Honor society was established to recognize outstanding high school students. National Honor society recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of academic success, leadership, character and service. I should be in National Honor Society because I think I represent a lot of the qualities needed to be in this organization. Throughout my years in high school, I have been very involved in the band program here at Langham Creek. As a freshman, I started out in Concert 2 band. Concert 2 is one of the lowest bands in the program. When I first entered the program, I had wanted to quit. However, after a while, I grew to really enjoy band. I started practicing more and put in more effort with what I did. I was first chair in concert 2, which is the principal player. At the end of the year for auditions, I decided to try out for Symphonic band, the top band in our school. Because I was in one of the last bands, a lot of people told me this would be very difficult to do. When the results came in I found out I had made symphonic. I was very proud of myself with how much I had improved within just a year. I even got the Academic Excellence for Concert 2 band award at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Along with this, I have received many band awards including Marcher of the week, …show more content…
I have been enrolled in all core K level classes every year, and this year I am in two dual credit classes. I have never received anything lower than a B on a report card in my high school career. I believe that I manage to balance my time between band and school very well, which can sometimes be difficult. I am also one of the librarians in my band, which is the person who is in charge of all the music we receive. I also help the directors with various tasks for the band. It sometimes takes up a lot of time, but I still manage to balance the time between my academics and band
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It all started at McKinley High School. Kendall Aaron, Carlton Phillips, and Corey Thomas they all was in the band for all 4 years. They enjoyed band and it was their main focus after their grades. McKinley High band was so important to them, they took it serious as it was reflecting their grades. They were so excellent in the band that they were offered 3 scholarships from 3 different schools.
The band program taught me how to push through the difficulties and struggles that would allow me to become a better performer in the end, and taught me the importance of respect and courtesy, whether it be for volunteers with the band, my bandmates, other bands, and so on, and how far simple manners can go. Most importantly, though, this band taught me what it was like to be dedicated and passionate about something. In the past two years, I have developed a love for playing music that has given me more joy in life than anything else in the last four years, and due to that caused me to learn a new instrument, get more involved with our music program, created friendships and relationships that will last, allowed me to become a more rounded person, that is better equipped to handle my future. I have grown greatly in the last few years, and this is all due to the band program, which I will never be able to repay for all it has done for
Transitioning from middle school band to high school band was a major jump because of all the time involved, but it was such a great transition. Since my freshman year I have always done all I can to be my absolute best in this program. I never slacked off on practice unless I had another event I had to attend. Every summer we have band camp that consists of 8 hours a day working our hardest to get the season started. Once school starts the color guard had three hour practices three times a week, last year it was only two, and now we only have practice one day a week because of the effort we all put in at band camp this year.
I don 't march anywhere or play an instrument outside of band class or at my house, but band taught me that even when you think it 's too tough, you need to keep working at it until you can do it no matter what it takes. I never saw the point of working hard for something that 's so irrelevant, until I saw the entrance to the Alamodome for state marching contest and figured that even tho this is one of the hardest things i 've ever done, I was glad that me and the other forty or so people i 'm glad to call my friends and family all worked hard together and individually to get us where we are today. Knowing that I have benefited from this experience makes everything about it, the practices, the heat, the overall toughness that I endured was all worth it for me and my future. Without band I wouldn 't have a set level of endurance I have now and a level to which I work hard to reach whenever I do something that doesn 't
I’m not sure where I would be today without band and the support of Ms. Ryan and my fellow band mates. Ever since the first day of band camp freshman year, I have felt like the Monacan Band is my second family. For example, during the first couple of days of freshman band camp, there was one member of my section that I thought I wouldn’t get along with at all. Four years later, that person is one of my best friends. I am very fortunate to be able to have made friends that love music the way that I do.
Elbert Hubbard once said that “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn into glorious success.” In ninth grade, I played trumpet in Concert Band, the slower-paced band class for lower-level musicians, but I made it a goal of mine to make it into Honors Wind Ensemble, an audition-only concert band. I auditioned for Wind Ensemble at the end of ninth grade, but sadly didn’t get in because I was nervous about playing in front of someone. At the end of tenth grade, I thought would be guaranteed a spot for eleventh grade, but my nerves got the best of me again, and I was put in Concert Band for another year. Determined to make it into Wind Ensemble my senior year, I decided that something needed
If you ask anyone around my school what I am truly passionate about, more than likely they will mention band in some way. They 'll probably tell you about how I have had this dream of teaching music to people for many years. What they probably wouldn 't tell you though, is that I use to not be interested in band very much. It was fun to me, but it just didn 't grab my eye as much as other things. That all changed though on one fateful day in November.
Throughout my school career, I have been in various bands, vocal ensembles, and vocal classes. My favorite ensemble by far, is marching band. Marching band was one of the biggest experiences of my life because I was given the opportunity to travel and play music in a way that I had never done before. Marching band gave me a leadership experience I will never forget. As section leader of the alto saxophones, it was not easy to teach six underclassmen how to march and memorize music, along with keeping all fifteen members of my section in order.
As a long time member of Burnaby North 's marching band, I can conclude that being in this band strengthened numerous abilities. By travelling, achieving, and overall working together, being a member of this band greatly reinforces my teamwork and communicational skills, along with my discipline, leadership abilities, and my aptitude to multitask. Not only have I developed myself by participating in the marching band, I have aided others in developing their sets of skills - the aid is essential, for performing with the band requires a conglomeration of a variety of skills. Such skills include musicality, responsiveness, dexterity, collaboration, physical technique, and mental acuity. Participation in the band does not limit itself to the
After having to struggle and not making a chair placement my freshman year, by the time sophomore year rolled in I was determined to make a chair placement in the Georgia All-State Band ensemble. From the very moment the bass clarinet etudes were released I did not waste any time practicing and rehearsing at home and after school to achieve my goal of getting a chair placement. Amazingly, the long hours I spent learning rhythms and perfecting my tone quality paid off in the end because not only did I manage to get first chair placement in District Band, but I achieved the first chair on a statewide level in the Georgia All-State Band ensemble. These achievements only begin to exemplify not only how important setting goals are to me, but also
I hate marching band. Leaving the trap of a class was the best decision I made in my high school experience. Once I was through with band, I joined theater. Joining theater for my schedule well, introduced me to friends, and opened my mind to new possibilities I hadn't considered before. Marching band was physically demanding.
Kaitlyn Hatchett Mr. Bergmann Senior English P5 28 August 2015 The Benefits of Participating in High School Band High school band is often looked upon as an activity where a bunch of nerds get in big, bulky, sweaty uniforms and walk around the football field during halftime all the while playing music that they have memorized. Although this is 99.9% true, marching band is much more than that and if you think about what was just stated, that takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. Marching band provides students with life lessons and skills that can never be forgotten. There are some major “plus factors” of being a part of a high school band such as: students get to be around other students that they normally would not associate with,
“Performing Life in Color, the PRIDE OF CALEDONIA!” I close my eyes, but not for too long. Shortly after opening them, I prepare to play Counting Stars by One Republic. A few moments of silence pass and I silently count in unison with the rest of the band: “One, two, ready, and step!” Band in its many forms—Choir, Jazz, Piano, Marching, and Concert—comprised a large part of my life.
I have been in band for 8 years. Words cannot describe how much I have enjoyed the past 8 years. When I chose to join band in 5th grade, I did not know how many friendships I would make from one simple choice. As I got better at playing the flute, the friendships grew stronger. In high school, I was in marching band, so that means more time spent involving band.