It was only my second year being in choir and I was going to attempt college-level music competing against people who have been singing way longer than I had; some that has even been in choir since the sixth grade. I knew I needed all the help I could get so I went to Tarleton’s All-State Choir Camp over the summer. It was there I saw a familiar face, Kyle Hendrix, a former all-stater bass from our school.
“Hill grew up in Star, MS” (“Faith Hill”) with her adopted family, which included two older brothers, Wesley and Steve (Hinman 15). Her love for singing began at a very early age. She started singing at the young age of three (Hinman 15). “Hill discovered her love of music by singing in church as a child” (“Hill, Faith”). Other than singing in church,
I was never the perfect student, nor was I always perfectly behaved. I understand that there are more people like this, that is why I strive to help others in achieving their own personal goals. Spending time at school tutoring sessions, and the school band program has allowed me to help people in the way that I strive to. I am able to help people become better at a school subject that they may be struggling with, or even teach someone how to play certain type of percussion instrument that they may not have known how to play. I want to be able to look back on those experiences and know that I may have inspired someone to help others in the same way that I did for them.
We visited three different schools and spent much of our time at my parishes sister parish in Benqué, Belize. The mission trip was far from anyone's normal vacation to Belize, mainly because it was not meant to be a vacation but a vocation. While there we went to mass everyday and taught children every day except for two. We put together lessons to teach the children but I think they ended up teaching us more than we taught them. Their innocence and their gratefulness was astonishing, they were happier than any American children that I have ever met and they had just enough to survive.
I struggled in the beginning because I couldn’t find any love towards band and my instrument. But as my journey progressed I started to find the joy and the art in band. I might have taken 6 years for that to happen, but it was worth it because I couldn’t imagine my life without band. Band has taught me how to challenge myself and believe in my own abilities as a musician. It has also taught me how to be apart of a team and what it means to be responsible for my own part in activities.
I chose this song because I have listened to it since I was a child. I remember hearing it played on the radio frequently while I was in elementary school. Also, someone sung it in the talent show while I was in second grade. I love the message it has, especially when she says, “Feel the rain on your skin no one else can feel it for you.” This song is about being yourself and experiencing life and adventures for yourself because no one else can do it for you
My expectations for the Augustana Fall Choir Concert were not very high. I was assuming I wouldn’t enjoy myself very much at all, because when I was in seventh grade I was forced to take choir and absolutely loathed every second of it. However, I decided to give choir another chance. This was going to be the first collegiate choir concert I have ever attended.
The desire came from my involvement in music from early childhood. I was introduced to music at age 4 while I was in Nursery School. Being a covenant child, I joined the church choir at age 10. After school hours, my father who was the church organist would rehearse
One of the main skills I have learned from band is a great work ethic. I know how important it is to be on time and how to stay at the end of practice to help other people that need it. When there are new kids they are going to be scared and I'm going to be there to help them get comfortable and happy about being in band. I would really enjoy the opportunity of being a mentor to other band members. There was a student here when I started who was our section leader and she took care of me and led me so that I understood the principles of being in marching band.
While he was in college he got into a lot of plays and musicals and graduated with a degree in music. In school he was always a shy person at first if he didn 't know you but he was still very smart. Once Andy Griffith graduated from Unc he taught high school music for 3 years. Then he met Barbara Edwards his first wife who also graduated with a degree in music from Unc.
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.
I grew up with panic disorder, which at points was so crippling I would be unable to leave my house for days on end. In order to cope, I began to immerse myself in practicing music, which was made widely available to me by the band program at my high school. I joined every ensemble I could- marching band, jazz band, theatre ensembles- and the more I played, the less time I had to think about all the things that scared me. The availability of my directors and their passion for music ultimately aided in my ability to overcome the disorder that was slowly destroying me, and I hope to one day be able to do as they did for someone in the future.
I enrolled in chorus class at the end of 8th grade thinking that it was just going to be a boring music class that was required to graduate. I haven’t been in a chorus class since I was in 3rd grade. By the end it was one of the most enjoyable class i’ve taken this year. It was a happy environment where you can be yourself, and have fun. I took a lot of things away from this course, and made a lot of memories.
The Audition I remember the exact day when I made the Rummel/Chapelle Band. I was feeling so nervous for my audition because I did not know if I was going to make the band. One reason why I tried out for the band was because my sister was in the band for four years and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. Also, I tried out because I love playing the baritone and I have been in band since I was in fourth grade.