Yes, yes indeed I had stage fright. I was a thirteen year old seventh grader going to Burton Middle School. I absolutely have a love for music, but I somewhat couldn’t express that publicly. That is why I chose choir as an elective, to see if the class can get me out my comfort zone and for the start of it….it was not going at all well. I was still somewhat the shy type.
Knowing how to sing is a blessing that may come naturally to some people, but to others it requires practice and effort to learn how to properly develop this gift. Having seen many live performances and having a dad who could sing was an inspiration for me to develop such a talent. Music has always been my passion, and I knew that singing would give me another exciting opportunity to enjoy the feeling performance creates. I did not have a natural voice from a young age so learning to sing was challenging and pushed me beyond my orchestral limits--emotionally and physically--but with the strong desire I had and the toil I was willing to endure when learning this art, I persevered to becoming a singer. During middle school I became involved with the varsity orchestra; this is where I developed my basic musical and performance skills.
No one took action immediately to intervene because the student was a part of the group, however, after several practices a group of students decided to talk to the choir instructor about the situation after practice ended. How did you resolve your feelings about the disruptive behavior? I resolved my feelings about the disruptive behavior by taking action with other students in the group and addressing the issue with the choir instructor who said that he would take care of it since we all were getting aggravated and annoyed at this behavior. Based on your readings and experiences, how would that situation best be handled professionally? The choir instructor could have handled the situation professionally in the beginning by confronting the group member privately that would be one approach.
then this is for you. Being a band teacher is a job that varies in difficulty, they have a lot of things to manage: they must have a quality education and from this they have many opportunities that can come from that. A band director has many jobs, one being that he has to instruct band members Depending on the skill level of the band determines how hard their job is: the higher the level of talent the easier they are to teach the harder the music they play, lower the level of talent the harder they are to teach the easier music they play(Brown, Denise 1). They also have to have
Transcripts When I first started high school, my grades were not that good. I struggled in most of my classes in 9th grade until I realized that I can do so much better. In 9th grade I wanted to play football but because of my grades I could not participate in it. Toward the end of 9th grade I got my grades together and since then I’ve gotten really good grades. In the first semester of 9th grade I had a 1.4 GPA and managed to raise it to a 3.57 GPA and I am really proud of myself for that.
My least favorite piece from the whole concert was the last one performed by the Jazz Ensemble I. Most of the piece was improved solos and I just did not like most of them. The piece is titled “Shuffle Time” and it was quite long. I felt that many of the solos did not fit in with the music being played in the background. Everything seemed to be disorganized and I understand that the performers are learning, but a lot of the solos sounded choppy.
Is marching band rigorous and athletic enough to be considered a sport? From the very start of marching band, it has been considered an activity, or a hobby, and not a sport. Most people assume it isn’t athletic because it’s just an activity or a type of hobby that you do, and they don’t consider it athletic because they think you don’t need to put that much effort into it. The people who assume there isn’t much effort put into it also believe that marching band is really easy. 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.
Going into the SAC after 6th period on Tuesday, I had not talked to a single person there beyond the typical "hey how are you" in the hallway. I felt alone; I did not feel excited to make the journey up to Manresa. In all honesty, I wanted to escape the room and settle for not making the trip. However, I had made a commitment to the school and to my teachers, so I stuck with it. And let me tell you, that was the best decision I had made in a long
Ever since I was a kid I didn’t think that I was good at anything. My pastor said that everyone had a calling, a gift, something that nobody else can do better than that person. It was so hard watching people around me find their gift, like my sister. My little sister is good at about anything art related. She can draw, play the flute, and if she ever did theatre she would probably be good at that too.
That was something I wanted to change because in order to look at the bigger picture, the smaller pieces must also be recognized. It was my first time as a leader as well as being in charge of 130 members. I tried to work with and gave my attention to each individual because they do matter, which helped the group progressed so much. The responsibilities continue to increase as the pressures of being a perfect leader begin to evolve. I was worried that people were criticizing me or blaming me for any small mistakes that I might make, but I realized that I was still a member of the band who was given a leadership position to inspire people with encouragements and positivity.
I was angry at myself for even being depressed in the first place and I felt like I had failed the basic requirements of being a human being. I held this sentiment for a long time and what helped me changed my mentality was seeing myself successful and happy at
It gave me such a wider experience to the application of music. Never had I thought that music would be able to change someone short term and long term. Mistakenly I had decided to go in the track of music education because I loved helping people learn the violin and thought that that would be the correct path for me. The keywords are “helping people”. After some of my music education classes, I knew that it wasn’t the correct fit for me.
When I first started band I was in 7th grade and I had the highest hopes that band would be the best and easiest class I had ever taken but that thought was abandoned the first day of summer band. I had no clue what I was doing and if I didn 't mark my spot right I would get yelled at and get in trouble. When I say that it takes a lot of work we had to basically run across a football field while carrying a 20lb instrument, dodging people, playing a song, all while watching the drum major so you can keep on the beat. But I always used the seniors and other
After a few weeks of trying to suppress this feeling of emptiness I had gained from not going to church, I decided that it was unavoidable; I still wanted to be a part of the church, despite the fact that my family did not. The thought of being different from the rest of my family scared me, but eventually, I gathered enough courage to ask my parents to take me to church again. At first, they snickered like hyenas and teased me, but once they saw the stern look on my face, their howling ceased and they agreed. Choosing to continue going to church despite being the only one in my family has marked my transition from childhood to adulthood. Because of one decision, I was completely changed.