My senior year I did not try out because of my busy schedule, but i regret not making more time for it. It is my passion and the band advanced to area this year. Another extracurricular activity I enjoy is Winter Guard, which is all color guard members and no band members. I have been in Winter Guard for two years and I will be going on my third year this year. The first year we got sixth place at State and I was captain my junior year as well.
My Freshman year was the best year ever! I got to be in marching band, FFA, and I got a tremendous academic placing. I definitely did a great job this year compared to last year. I broke out of my comfort zone and worked my hardest to get a high GPA, and join some different clubs. I met new friends and even passed driver 's ed.
Wachovia Winds ' Wind Ensemble was by far the most challenging musical experience of my life. I practiced the music every single day and worked as hard as I could, having the results to prove it. Being in the ensemble made me a better musician in the long run, and I 'm very excited to be a part of such a phenomenal band again next Spring. Thanks to the amazing direction of Danny Green, being in that band was one of the most worthwhile activities of my life. I enjoyed every performance and I wouldn 't be as skilled of a musician as I am today without it.
Each year the yearbook staff spends a lot of time determining who we will dedicate the yearbook to. This person is recognized as having a positive effect on our school district. There were so many wonderful people mentioned and although it was a hard we decision we found someone who shined above everyone else. This year we would like to dedicate this yearbook to someone who has changed many lives and to someone many people still come back to see. Thank you for being a Wonderful Teacher, friend, role model, and so much more.
Although I haven’t been a part of it for long, the Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band is an unforgettable experience in my life. When people in band tell you it’s like a family, there is no exaggeration or false information being given to you. It really is a family. You have crazy “uncles”, batty “aunts”, overprotective “parents”, “cousins” you don’t talk to, and people you didn’t even know were in the family. But let’s not
This week of events entailed planning and organizing, booking venues, and calling business to make the week a success. Luckily, I was not given this task to do myself working along slide my other senior class officers I learned the importance of collaboration for a common goal. Moreover, in planning this event I noticed I was introduced with many difficulties. The biggest challenge was taking an event like this which came annually but making it special and unique to our own class. For example, every year we hold the Senior Sunset event and each year they held it on auditorium and I noticed that students began to get tired of the tradition because they didn’t have much to expect.
I have marched with the Pride of the Hill band since my Freshman year, and experienced some marching in eighth grade, and it isn’t as easy as it seems. I remember watching my siblings march when they were in high school and I was still in primary and intermediate, and I used to think that it looked easy and that it wasn’t really a sport or anything. But after experiencing it myself I realized the amount of work you put into it, the teamwork needed to accomplish things, and the competitions where you hope that all of the hard work, from band camp in the summer, the early morning practices during the week, and the Thursday night rehearsals during the
Yet nobody knew including my family members. For three years, I’ve worked as a file clerk in a company called Dealertrack Technologies. At first it was fun but as time progressed on it was unfulfilling and all I wanted to do was quit. There were coworker’s that was trying to get me in trouble. When you have bad relations with your coworkers, there’s no point in being there.
As the music crescendos around me and I toss my saber, everything else fades away until it's just me, the music and my saber. Months of hard work, dedication, and lessons I have learned come flashing back. I can't believe that there was a time before I knew how to spin anything, even a flag. Color Guard has helped me grow as a person over the last few years. In the beginning of my freshman year of school, the Guard program was not strong but because I wanted to join, I started to build the program.
The movement of the dynamics mixed with the movements of the band really got me into the bands more than I think I ever have before. I couldn’t believe that some of these bands were only high school students. I haven’t heard a high school marching band in a
They were so excellent in the band that they were offered 3 scholarships from 3 different schools. To begin with, there’s Corey the silly one, Kendal the quite one, and Carlton the fun one. They’re in 12th grade, they love the band. They were offered scholarships from Southern University, Jackson State University, and Talladega University. So, as time went on they graduated, then it all came down to the decision of their chose.
Throughout high school I have been very involved in my choir program. Music has always inspired and intrigued me. I decided to audition for Colorado All-state choir my junior year. I had to learn a solo and practice many other aspects of being a well-rounded vocalist. When I auditioned I was very nervous but it was nothing compared to the pain I felt of not making it two months later.
The rich heritage and constant accomplishments have made Claflin a prestigious institution. The Founders Day Convocation showed everyone why Claflin continues to thrive and have an amazing reputation because there is a foundation that has held it all together since 1869. From attending this program, I understood why Claflin has such a high reputation because Claflin is represented by supportive alumni and a thriving student body. Also, the program displayed the talents of the students that attend Claflin and it encouraged me to start back playing violin from hearing their melodies. Consequently, the 147th Founders Day Convocation was an astounding success and I look forward to attending the 148th Founders Day
I enter this fall semester a seasoned veteran of the drum line, having been on the line since my sophomore year. Last year was rough to say the least, and I intend to make this my best year yet. We lost a lot of people coming into this season, either through graduated seniors, or people who left the program. One of the people who decided to leave was my best friend. This was hard for me to take, and I am still adjusting to life in band without her.