Spending countless hours every week on something might make someone tired, but luckily, this is not the case for me. Since joining the Monacan Band, my life has in one way or another revolved around the band. Four years ago I would have never thought about applying for a leadership position. The idea of having a leadership position seemed scary and different. However, having past members exemplify leadership skills and Ms. Ryan’s guidance, I was lucky to learn from them and used those skills as I served as a section leader for two years.
Unfortunately, my experience did live up to my expectations. Even though I approached the concert with a positive attitude, I still didn’t enjoy myself. Therefore, I found my focus fading further and further away from the concert. I was constantly wondering when the concert would finally end. However, the audience seemed to feel quite differently about the concert.
For the past three years of marching band, I have worked under innovative leaders that have always reached our common goal: qualify for state finals. So this past year I looked forward to following in their footsteps and make my mark on the band and everyone in it like past seniors did for me. Little did I expect that the marching band season of my senior year would be full of trials and tribulations that was eventually met with hard work and perseverance of myself and my fellow seniors. After the difficult year my fellow students and I had due to a new band director and the school’s detached emotion towards the arts program; the band’s leaders started planning for the upcoming year six months before the marching band season actually started. We covered new policies about respect and accountability to be certain that this year would run smoothly.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year.
I hoped to prove the fearful voice in my head wrong and succeed in a new environment; however, without the right support system, I began to fall. Making friends was difficult, I felt I was trying and failing, I was alone and socially anxious. Where does a lonely boy who’s
Is there any of your friends, who loves smiling and keep saying ‘hello’ to everyone in a very cheerful way? There are people with such character and we can notice that they are the kind of people who have lots of friends. They deliver cheerful ambiance to their surroundings, so everyone always expects their presence. They make up their mind to be happy all the time, and they deliver positive energy to others. Believe it or not, some people with such character, whom I have known so well, are successful on their lives.
By the way he lead his team into greatness, Coach Boone out did himself. I see a lot of Mrs. Balfour in Coach Boone. Mrs. Balfour cared for her students like Coach Boone did his team. At first, it is difficult to get team together that will work together efficiently as it is also hard for a teacher to get her students to listen at the start of the semester. Although both Boone and Balfour didn't give in nor did they change how to did things.
I went into this week thinking I was going to regret my decision of even considering marching band as a fall activity. I threw away this previous thinking without even a trail thanks to these people I’m with. The other seniors included Ryan, who was tall and responsible, Brandon, a short tempered, but lovable doofus, and Drew, the “captain” of our crew who was too kind for his own good. All of these seniors were the ones who cultivated the team that we are today. They helped put our team on the right track and taught us what to do.
I had always wondered how it must feel to have friends that care so much, they would drop everything just to come and help you. However, after months of searching my three best friends showed me what true friendship was. One of the most important male figures in my life taught me that what is yours will find you and that life gets a lot more beautiful when you start living for yourself. This really helped to shape me into the person that I am today because I no longer seek approval from anyone but myself. That piece of advice is what made the last two years of my high school career nothing short of
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. I did not know Kyle very well but throughout camp we became quite familiar with each other. The directors went through the music fast so there was still so much I did not know.
We had a new coach that year and a lot of talent. Our new coach worked our butts off, harder than any other 8 man team in the state. This was difficult for all of us but we later learned that hard work really pays off. My team got a new coach my sophomore year. After we missed the playoffs my freshman year, I remember my team being called into my coach’s office.
Our Director encouraged other groups to follow the Flutes lead and to try some of the same things. The beginning of the year was fantastic, we were all having fun and enjoying being together. However, there was one person in my section that did not get on board with the bonding everyone else was doing. No matter how we tried to include her she would not come to things and was angry that the section leader position had not gone to her. Although this experience was not a pleasant one, I learned a lot about how to deal with people and what it means to be a leader.
The class had many after school teams such as rifle team, drill, and raiders. I hadn 't joined any of the teams and because of that I was looked down upon by upperclassmen and others who had joined those teams. In the period I was in, almost every freshman would grow up to be great leaders for our school and for the JROTC program. As for me I could care less and decided only on passing my classes and didn 't care about being active in my school and for that I hadn 't made much friends in the JROTC program almost like an outcast, but that also went for any other kid