Why do we have to work for five hours a week for a ten-minute show anyway? I have homework to do, and this marching band rehearsal is just a waste of time. All of the thoughts that went through my head before the band’s first Friday rehearsal reveal how I did not understand the greater purpose of each individual rehearsal throughout the season. On Fridays, the band practices for an hour and a half before playing at football games. We went out to go over the first movement of our show, Skitzo-Circuso-Phrenzia, to perform at halftime at the game that night.
A huge line of people stretched all the way around the building. I stood there in the April heat, causally chit chatting with my boyfriend Max. We talked about which songs we wanted to hear the most, if we would see any of the members before the show, and how the crowd would be. We passed the time by taking pictures of our fast paced surroundings, and sharing a slurpee to keep us cool from the heat. After a long wait, we were finally able to move into the venue.
My trek first began sophomore year of High School when I heard about the infamous "Appalachia Mission Trip." When students talked about this trip, you got the impression that they had gone to New York City for a weekend bachelor party. As soon as I heard the upperclassmen guarantee it was the most fun they've had on school trip, I knew I had to experience it myself. As it turns out, I had no idea what I was signing up for until we had our first meeting. The intimidating 6 foot 10 inch Kyle Goldcamp, Ex-minor league basketball player and head of the Lasallian Ministry department, was the first to talk about the responsibility and hard work this trip entails.
Music starts playing and we start jamming out to the music. We get to college and we have to go to orientation. They split the freshman into groups and Liam and I are in the same orientation group. Everyone introduces themselves to the group and we talk about what we want to do when we get out of college. We head back to our dorms and unpack.
Disney world is one of the biggest attractions in the united States for all ages. After we checked in we went straight to the resort and unpacked. My mom had been planning the magical trip for several months and was almost as excited as us. My mom and my aunt couldn’t wait to go to downtown Disney to see the nightlife. The first day she constantly said, “Hey kids let’s go to Downtown disney tonight.” Later that night we took our first adventure out of the resort to Downtown Disney.
The trip there was around 14 hours, stopping at a hotel on the way down. Finally The long ride was over. We saw the sign “Welcome to Tennessee” it stated, We have finally arrived. We left early, When we arrived at our log cabin in the Mountains of Gatlinburg, We unpacked, got settled, ect. It was around noonish, we went into the city.
Tonight I finished packing for my trip because in the morning we would be leaving our house in Yorba Linda to go to Las Vegas. Every year, for summer break, we go on a big vacation. This year my parents decided that we would spend our month long trip in Las Vegas. This trip doesn 't compare to our trip to Orlando; but, I am glad that I am going to leave the house and visit someplace else. * * * * * I almost spent all night reading travel pamphlets and watching videos about visiting Las Vegas.
I wanted to get up, I wanted to look around, I wanted to finally see everything I’d be waiting to see. We were finally in Florida. Once we got out of the car, we checked into the hotel. It took us some time because we had to get a get a luggage cart and get all of our suitcases together, we were staying for a week so we had quite a bit. Once we got to the room and got everything settled, my best
I went to the Capitol for five days and yes I played golf every one of those days. The first day my father and I drove down from our home in Dallas, but instead of going straight to the hotel I had to sit in on one of his business meetings. To be honest it was not as bad as I expected it. It took about an hour and then I had to shake everyone’s hand and sit up real tall as my dad advised me. After the meeting we drove down to the resort which was about 45 minutes away.
Tickets are on sale now for Shellabration The people of Fort Dodge are not going to want to miss the biggest concert event of the summer. This year, The Steve Miller band will be headlining the annual Shellabration concert on Thursday, June 30 at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex just north of Fort Dodge. Jim Reed, the president of Shellabration says, “This is the single most well attended event in Fort Dodge all summer and residents will not want to miss out.” Tickets for the annual Shellabration summer concert celebration are now available. Advance tickets are $38 with prices increasing to $45 on June 20. Tickets are available by phone at (866) 468-3401, online at www.ticketweb.com or locally at Citizens Community Credit Union, CSBank, First American Bank, Fort Frenzy, Great Western Bank, Hy-Vee and Wells Fargo.