I have always been a particularly musical person. When I was younger, I wanted to become a singer when I grew up, but upon joining the choir in elementary I realized I did not have the talent for singing that I thought I had. Continually singing off key and never sounding as good as my peers did, I decided to confine myself to singing at home where only my family could hear me. Despite this revelation that I was, in fact, a terrible singer, I still wanted to participate in some type of musical performance and decided to join the band in middle school. After trying out various different instruments, I settled on the flute and quickly fell in love.
As the late Hunter S. Thompson said, “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.” ("A Quote) When I sit back and think of all the ways band has changed my life for the better, I realize it was not just the music, but also those who are in the band. Wirt County Tiger Marching Band was literally my go to for the longest time, especially after my parents split up, the only people I wanted to talk to were those in band.
One achievement that has greatly impacted my life, is the honor of being drum major for the marching band. Throughout the whole audition process, and the season that followed, I have learned important life skills, that will help me in the future.
I am, as of a December 2015, a third year participating member of the Southern Pride Marching Band here at Georgia Southern University. Music and the performing arts plays a huge role in my life, as it has given me the opportunity to travel and perform at various venues around the country. I have also met most of my closest friends through music, sharing experiences that I will cherish for years to come. Since my freshman year of high school, my skill as a percussionist has continued to grow. This past summer, in fact, I was presented with opportunity to march with Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps. This performing group competes in marching competitions around the country and local area, demanding the highest levels of dedication and skill in
Hello. So this is gonna be a really honest talk. This year 's been miserable for us for this entire year. We 've done our best to hold this group back, we 've had crappy attitudes, we 've done everyrthing incorrectly. And I 'm generalising, it 's not everyone. But I 'd say it 's more than half. I 'm not gonna take it anymore. I feel personally offended by it. That that behavior is a reflection of what you 're doing to the ensemble that I 've created. The conversation was discussed with doing away with the Marching Percussion program today, because of all the whining, the complaining, all this "oh my instrument" bull crap, and we can 't get crap together out here. I am livid about it. I designed this monster. I started the Winter Percussion Program. I have said that we 're gonna make marching percussion a
Everybody thinks and experiences failure in a different way. But our only true failure comes from refusing to try again. This saying comes to mind whenever I think of concert band. My relationship with concert band is a complicated one. Half the time I love playing my alto saxophone, but the other half I just want to throw it at a wall. Why, you ask? This feelings only comes around when there is a new honor band or it’s chair placement time. My failure is never challenging myself enough in band in order to get better.
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!
When I strive or something, I want something, to finally achieve it, feels wonderful. When I work for something, it almost feels euphoric once I’ve earned it. That is how it feels to finally play lead trumpet for jazz band; to finally show how I can lead. How I can make the band better. Things can obstruct the view of what I want, but if I push through it makes me feel even better. Going into freshman year I knew I loved playing jazz I was good at it, it was fun. Until the day I got braces on. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but when they put them on I was a different trumpet player.With braces I had to relearn the trumpet, it was a hard transition. I would get so frustrated, I just wanted to be good again; I wanted to be able to play the way I could before braces.
EXODUS 31:16-17 “”The Israelites must observe the Sabbath, celebrating it throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign forever between Me and the Israelites, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, but on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.””. Because God rested, so must I in favor of respecting His actions. The Sabbath is a covenant with God. By accepting this covenant with God, I am sustaining my harmony with God. By corresponding with God’s resting, I am emulating God and becoming more analogous to Him, thus leading me to spread His everlasting love. By praising God, I feel refreshed and cleansed inside. I also sense being perpetually and ceaselessly content.
Marching band was an exhilarating way to prove your school pride during the year. It takes a lot to be a part of Marching Band.Although It’s hard work, the students involved love “The relationships you build,” Exclaimed Brittani Ricks ’17.Also helps to “Improve as a musician.”Stated Sydney Matiska ‘10.To be successful and improve in marching band you must be very responsible and also strong enough to endure the long hard band camps and practices.There are many responsibilities, some have titles and some don’t, Macey Wolf ‘16 and Brittani Ricks ‘17 were the drum Majors for the 2015-2016 school year.One of the highlights of the fall season is performing at the varsity Football games on Friday nights. “We try to keep calm in the face of some
My passion for track and field began with a Nike advertisement. At age ten, I opened the newspaper to a two-page spread of the hometown distance running legend Steve Prefontaine overlaid by a paragraph of inspirational copy. It concluded asking, “Where is the Next Pre?” The story of his small town Oregon roots, gutsy racing style, and ambition to be the best resonated with me like nothing ever had before. I told myself I was the next Pre, and then tore off for my first run through the streets of Eugene, Oregon – “Tracktown USA”.
My summers were hot. My body ached. My legs were dark. Sometimes I wondered why I was even doing this to myself. For all four years of high school I participated in marching band - the most time-consuming underrated sport. Since marching band isn’t really as emphasized in Washington as it is in Texas, let me take a moment to describe it to you.
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
I was feeling a lot of different emotions before practice even started. I was tired from not getting enough sleep to having to go through this at least 1 more year. I was nervous that I would have to teach the freshman on how we do things in marching band. I was excited for the new show and that I was finally a senior. What made me even more nervous is the fact that I was 1 of 2 seniors for the flutes. There are usually 5 or more, but we were the unlucky class. This just made it harder for Sydney and me. 20 or more flutes are depending on us to lead them.