It can be argued that marketing has given many of the creative industries new and opportunities for artistic self-expression, in film, design, writing, music and more (Krzysztof, Croft 2004). To have a career in the music industry, the artist should have a manager to act as their representative to the record company. With the significant drop in album sales, artists now have to rely on the revenue they make from touring and preforming as their main income so they will also need an agent to manage their live performance career. Over the last decade, the music festival sector has grown and has been the way most popular musical artists have been able to sustain their living. Plus, there are even more people that are involved with supporting a musical act, or concert, such as the promoters, venue operators, ticketing companies, suppliers, and contractors.
Feeling this sense of accomplishment is very satisfying. 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.
During that first year, many of my classmates started connecting with the second-year directors, those that we would be working with the following year. This was an incredibly smart move, one that I am certainly envious of, in retrospect. My classmates bonded with directors and those directors decided to work with them on their thesis. Before long, most of the pairs were chosen, leaving me unpaired and with two potential partners. Since only one of those productions would be occurring in the school year, I was assigned to work on Misha Chowdhury’s thesis production.
Everything around me roared with joy and ardor, but my senses warned me of danger. I recalled a scene from the well-known movie where the bodyguard, leaping, shielded the famous singer on the stage against a bullet of the murderer – wasn’t it my turn now? But the flood lights blinded me, and I couldn’t make out
And there are also foreign participants that study in Korea. This was showing that Korea has a good education system, and has become international. I had an opportunity to talk with these students. Most of them win the scholarship to study in Korea. This is also the motivated me to want to study in Korea even more.
I first knew I loved music when I was five years old. After my parents split up, I spent most nights with my dad because my mom worked the graveyard shift at the warehouse which left my dad having to find ways to entertain me before bedtime. His most successful attempt was playing me music. I began to sing and memorize all of the lyrics to the CD 's he 'd play me. He used to tell me I would became so excited and engaged that by the time I got through one CD I was exhausted and would fall asleep within minutes.
Becoming an Eagle Scout, an athlete, and staying on top of my school work kept me busy so I wouldn’t continue to think about my affinity for the saxophone. Going into my junior year, I heard a new Broadway director was to become the head of our Performing Arts Department. The disparity in time between then and my saxophone days was long. Girls became a greater interest, and I was inspired to join the drama club. The club met everyday after school, and after a few days I realized it didn 't have much in common with the girls.
I seemed to have a band function nearly every night of the week between marching band, Wind Ensemble, orchestra, and flute choir. I would come home from band practice with hours of homework waiting for me. Being a perfectionist, I was unable sleep at night if my homework was not finished. I would go days without any sleep, trying to juggle band, my AP classes, and all of the pressures of my junior year of high school. On top of all of this, I was missing a lot of school for all of the band trips.
She did not fully prepare us for this concert we did. The first few days of school usually we jumped right into knowing each other and then singing. But since Pangburn knew us, we jumped right into singing. This year was oddly different, we played these stupid games on Ms. Kruth’s school laptops as if we were kids. And honestly, as a senior being in choir for all of my years of high school plus 8th grade, I’m offended.
Media and Pop Culture are two huge fields in today’s world that are exponentially growing and broadening their fan bases, but maybe their fan bases are expanding a little too much. The other day, I was sitting in the living room of our house in the weekend when my 9 year old nephew walked up to me with his iPad and asked me if I heard this new song that everyone has been talking about, I hadn’t heard the song and I told him so, he then played the song for me and I was speechless, not because of how good the song is, not because I admire the vocals, but because I was shocked that it is popular, I was surprised that a music video like this is aired on television without any regard to the children that could be watching. As we were surfing the internet we came across a website called 9gag which shows all the popular memes now and we came across one that I felt was quite offensive to my culture and my religion and sadly, that is a common theme for memes to smear the reputation of religions, culture and praise stereotypes like they are a good thing. People, including children, now a days are very much obsessed with pop stars and media personnel, to the point that they start to mimic what those celebrities do, try to look like them and act
I was supposed to come to school 40 minutes early every other day for practice. So over the weekend I got the required things, the beginning band book, a stand, cleaning supplies, and a plastic sleeve binder. We went to a store called Shake It Up Music to get all of this. I also started to practice and learn some notes, so I can get a little bit of an early start. Monday came a little too fast as I was pretty worried about band, but I knew it was going to be an interesting experience.
With only a few weeks remaining in this course and with all the different quizzes and discussion posts we have done I can say since my last concert I attended I have grown more comfortable with the styles of music we have went through. For my second Concert Report I really wanted to go to another performance that had an added feature to it to make the performance that much more enjoyable. Right after submitting my first concert report I started looking through the concert calendar to see which ones intrigued me the most. My attention was instantly caught by one performance happening right before Thanksgiving break began. This performance happened to be the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark with the orchestra performing all of the music that is played throughout the duration of the film.
When I auditioned I was very nervous but it was nothing compared to the pain I felt of not making it two months later. I was determined to make it my senior year after that disappointment. My senior year I practiced on my own for at least a thirty minutes everyday and with my voice coach at least one hour a week. We practiced my solo, sight-reading music, and everything in between. I met with my choir director to do mock auditions and he would judge me on my performances.
So about the start of 8th grade I asked my parents for a real skateboard because the cheap skateboards break and don’t turn well. So I went to Active Board shop to get a real skateboard it turned out being $200. To this day I’ve been riding it for a really long time. The feeling is so amazing when you land tricks. All the processing for hours finally pays off when you finally land the trick for the first time.