Personal Narrative: All-Northwest Honor Choir

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I start off everyday by getting ready and heading to school. When I get there, I walk into the choir hall and prepare for an hour and a half long rehearsal that I know will leave me tired. We always start with ten or twenty minutes full of physical exercise. When that is done, we move into breathing exercises that always somehow seem more physically demanding. Finally, we get to singing; which is my favorite part of the whole day. After that, I painfully move through my classes ready for the next morning when I get to go to rehearsal again. When I leave school-on days I don’t stay after- I get into my car, turn it on, and hear my music again. This time it is on a CD and I happily sing along. When I get home, I study my music for thirty minutes…show more content…
The first year that I tried out was my junior year of high school. We spent weeks in class preparing and practicing for the audition day. I had a CD I listened to religiously to familiarize myself even more with the competitive pieces. After all the practicing, hours, and hard work I put in, audition day came. I drove an hour and a half to Union University in Jackson, TN for the big day. I was dressed in concert attire, nervous, and an hour early. I sat in the auditorium room with all the other people trying out. I eagerly waited and watched all of my competitors be pulled into audition halls that held many audition rooms. I was so scared, but I was ready to get it over…show more content…
I wasn’t meant to make it, or else God would've let me in. I knew that becoming a part of that choir just wasn't meant to be for me. I also realized that no matter how hard you work for something and no matter how much you want something, things will always work out how they are supposed to. Another thing I realized is that when you don’t succeed at something, it doesn't mean that all your hard work goes to waste. For example, my choir director found a new respect for my hard work and dedication. Also, things that I practiced for for All-West, I use in my choir class and it makes me a better singer and person to have failed and overcome. If I want something in the future, I am not going to think about my failure. I am instead going to think about things that I can learn from my failures and how strong I feel to have moved past such an
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