“Liberty-Eylau High School Band, you may take the field for performance.” It is a Friday night, and the stadium lights are glaring down on the fifty-yard line. As the band marches into opening set, fans are cheering and screaming the names of certain members. Every person watching enjoys the aspects we portray, but no one truly understands what work went into making the formations they see and playing the music they hear. Although being a member of the high school’s marching band has its challenges, the satisfaction of winning with a team, forming new relationships, and being a part of something bigger than oneself makes up for any mishaps in the end.
If I could continue anything i did in high school I would join the michigan marching band. Marching band in high school has been a way for me to meet new people. One of my favorite marching bands for me too watch has always been the Michigan band I would love too take part in it. One of my requirements for school has been a marching band or a pep band and a large marching band like Michigan's would be very preferable. Overall if i could continue anything it would marching band because it is a passion of
In 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel, makes two strong statements in his acceptance speech. Wiesel was 15 years old when he entered the camp in Auschuitz. His mom and little sister got killed as soon as they got to the gates. His father went into the gates with him the first time. He moved in January 1945 to Buchenwald in a cattle car. After he got out of the camps he later went to become an amazing writer and inspiring speaker.
Meet my Jazz band. This is a picture of us in New Orleans my junior year during spring break to play Jazz. I decided upon this picture because this band has had such a profound impact on how I frame my future.
“You can’t delete racism. It’s like a cigarette. You can’t stop smoking if you don’t want to, and you can’t stop racism if people don’t want to. But I’ll do everything I can to help” ( Mario Balotelli)
Music is a very recent thing that has changed my life. I have always had an interest for music, since I was young I would dream of playing the Alto Saxophone. My dream became a reality in Sixth Grade when I was able to pick up and learn an instrument. I ended up choosing the Tenor Saxophone because of its dark full sound. I progressed very quickly taking lessons from Jill Marasa, band director at Costa Catholic Academy, later that year I bought a Flute, and Clarinet. I also became very proficient on those very early on. I soon moved to where I live now. Before I even moved I already had contacted the band director at Germantown Hills Middle School, Eric Loring, to see what their program was and to see what instruments they had available. I ended up starting the oboe, which till this day is the love of my life. During the Seventh Grade I was introduced to the Central Illinois Youth Symphony. I auditioned for it and their Flute Choir on, Oboe, Flute, and Bassoon (picking up and learning only a week before auditions). When the results came in I found out that I had made all three parts doubling Oboe and Bassoon in the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra (2013-2014). The season was very successful but soon came to an end. I soon sold my Bassoon and purchased an English horn. I soon switched Oboe teachers, I went from Kylie Hankosky (2013-2014) to Alison Robuck (2014-present), Oboe professor at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Over time I
Have you ever been reading a book and start to wonder “what happens next?” This is called suspense, a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen. These stories use suspense to help develop the overall tone of the two stories. “The Tell-Tale Heart”, by Edgar Allan Poe, and “The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W Jacobs, created a feeling of suspense by using cause-and-effect relationships by showing the characters’ feeling of something frightening might happen.
Concert band has been a long rode for me throughout the seven years I’ve been involved in it. Fifth grade was when I started playing an instrument. The battle begins here because I wanted to play the flute, but my mom forced me to play the alto saxophone. The first three years of band is the time I struggled the most. I didn’t want to be in band and everytime I asked my mom to quit she would say no. Her reason why was because she was paying for it every month, I couldn’t quit until the instrument was fully paid off. Since
Out of all the things I would do in high school, nothing would impact me more than joining the North Rangers Marching Band. It would give me more skills than any other aspect of my life that would prepare me for a future and allow me to evolve from a shy child to an adult with skills that prepared me for my future. I went into high school as a shy kid, with no true direction, at least until I discovered my schools marching band. Although coming in two years behind most of me peers, I knew that this was where I was meant to be, and with that, my mind was set and I was determined. Throughout the next two years, I would face countless difficulties with this that felt at times like tests of my willpower and what this band meant to me, but luckily I would push through, and in the end, would be left with a stronger person. As I look
For many years I have been known for being a very talented athlete. But what many people do not know is that I was once in the Elba Marching band. Being in the band has taught me a lot of things, like reading music, discipline and organization. The most interesting thing about the band was that we had to learn how to read music. At first this was a challenge for me, but I soon got the hang of it.
The buzzer going off, the crowd cheering, for the first time in school history, Trinty Clinton Township are state chapions.
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
It is extremely irritating when people do not recognize all the sports that are out there. Sure, there are a lot of them but if we can consider cheerleading a sport then I think that we can call marching band a sport. People do not understand why I am so easily annoyed when they diss this great sport.
On Tuesday, May 10, I had the opportunity along with my husband to listen to a jazz band at the Grand Theater bar in downtown Grand Have. I must admit I have never been a jazz fan, but this group did grab my attention. We had a nice dinner while relaxing and listening to the band. The band started out as a trio – drums, bass, and guitar. Halfway through their second set another guitarist joined in. With the additional guitar I did not notice any difference in sound quality, rhythm, or tone. I am not sure if this fourth person is a regular member or a last minute add on, either way I was very satisfied with the sound of the first three musicians and was with the fourth addition.
I believe that learning to right in cursive is an every day tool that everyone should know. It has been around for decades; but it also is still needed. I have three reasons why I believe that cursive is still important to this day. I know not all people think the same as I do but here are just some of the reasons I believe in cursive.