The teachers had already planned it out, but we were not told until later. Before we went go to Chamberlain we had to learn and practice the songs. It was really fun practicing the songs because we got to do warmups and play around with the songs. After about a week and a half of practice we knew the songs well enough to go on our trip.
Taking the field the Evolution “East Peoria Marching Raiders, you may take the field in competition.” During the four years of high school, I was able to get involved with the East Peoria High School Band program. The marching band has evolved since I joined in 2011 and it has been improving each year. My freshman year we used to march trombones, I was probably the worst one on the field when it came to the marching aspect.
“One, two, three, four! One, two and three and four!” I was frantically counting in my mind. It was my first pit orchestra practice for the high school musical my freshman year. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not keep up with the fast tempo and puzzling key signatures in the music for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
With only a few weeks remaining in this course and with all the different quizzes and discussion posts we have done I can say since my last concert I attended I have grown more comfortable with the styles of music we have went through. For my second Concert Report I really wanted to go to another performance that had an added feature to it to make the performance that much more enjoyable. Right after submitting my first concert report I started looking through the concert calendar to see which ones intrigued me the most. My attention was instantly caught by one performance happening right before Thanksgiving break began. This performance happened to be the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark with the orchestra performing all of the music that is played throughout the duration of the film.
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
On a hot game day in Athens Georgia where is the most likely place you can find Carine? Marching with the Redcoat band of course! Throughout High School my dream was to one-day march with the famous Redcoat Band. All I wanted was to wear the striking black hat with the arches and proudly display the Georgia G on my back.
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.
I remember the second half of my eighth grade year when I made second alternative for All-State band. I was semi pleased with my results, but I knew I could achieve better. I told Mr.C antrell (my high school band director) and Mr. Lonberger (my middle school band director) in the High School band room that I was going to make All-State Band my Freshman year of high school. That summer I spent a lot of time praying in my room asking God to help me make it. Although I was not playing my Baritone during the summer (because I did not have a personal one)
Transitioning from middle school band to high school band was a major jump because of all the time involved, but it was such a great transition. Since my freshman year I have always done all I can to be my absolute best in this program. I never slacked off on practice unless I had another event I had to attend. Every summer we have band camp that consists of 8 hours a day working our hardest to get the season started. Once school starts the color guard had three hour practices three times a week, last year it was only two, and now we only have practice one day a week because of the effort we all put in at band camp this year.
When I was selected to play in the 2015 All-State honor band, my dream transpired. Since the seventh grade I have participated in jazz band along with concert band; I now play in my high school 's most selective jazz band. Humbled by my elite group members, I accept many improvisation solos to express my ideas and find my place among
Once I settled in , the teachers started with their warning about how college is ten times more difficult than high school. In my junior year, I started attending college while still in high school, and I learned that college is easier than high
As a senior in high school, I had assumed that I knew everything about the sport I had been around my entire life, cheerleading, but when football season ended that year, things changed. I told my coaches that I needed to focus on school and work, needing to prepare for college the next year. Nevertheless, I offered to help with practices, if they would allow me to do so. I was granted the title of team advisor, and given the ability to attend the competitions free of charge. During practices, I assisted with spotting new stunts and changing rounds, helping critique.
For the summer of 2017, am planning on visiting my great grandmother for a week or two, but that is flexible. I am also looking into seeing a concert of one of my favorite artists, Hans Zimmer. It is in Nashville on the 16th of July. If I was chosen for Drum Major, the first thing I would be interested in addressing in the band program would be people’s commitment to practicing.
Now all I need to do is study hard over the weekend to prepare for my final exams, which could prove difficult while I’m in SLC for the funeral. This year has been one of the best in my life. I celebrated my first anniversary with Misa, had a beautiful baby boy, and I’m falling in love with New Orleans. I hope next year is as incredible as this
Most of these challenges will be a cause of the reason if I do or do not succeed in this life event coming up. Even though I will have to go through the times changing from high school to college level music, go through practicing outside of my time limits and get ready for a music theory exam, these are everyday challenges. Without going through these I would not be the musician I am today and will be a few months from now. Nevertheless, without these skills sets the student will not get into their college of choice and be in the band at the same