He also had an exceptional hearing and memory that he notated almost an entire choral piece after hearing it once during his visit to Rome. He wrote many concertos (especially the piano concertos) and sonatas for his own virtuosic performance during the trip. Talent may helped in one’s musical journey but most importantly, it was Mozart’s passion in performing and music writing that won acclaim from the rich. Clara Wieck (1819-1896) is another example of a child prodigy born in a musically inclined family. Both parents played the piano and encouraged Clara to perform regularly at a very young age.
I have played the keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals with my church band onstage with different songs every time I get up to play. I have led classes in music by myself and through teams for five years. After teaching piano for two years, I got into a discussion with my dad about leading a kids music band. He thought it would be a great opportunity to lift my skills, as they say in music, an octave higher. I thought it was a brilliant idea!
Joseph Fredrick Sparrow is a senior at Northside High school. He is enrolled in many activates including the Northside tennis team, Northside Vocal Ensemble, Loudon Avenue Youth Praise Team and Jr. Usher Board, and is a part of the pulpit secessions committee. He is planning on attending The University of Tennessee to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a Minor in Music. He has been involved in the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir for five years and has really enjoyed his time with them.
I’m so excited for what my high school choir experience could bring me. All I have ever thought about high school choir and what it’s like has been shattered in five minutes. It’s a large step up from the simple middle-school songs we always sing. Though those are fun times it doesn’t compare to the joy of singing with skilled, experienced people. It’s a big step up and though it will take hard work I’m excited to see what my future holds with this
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. There was a lot of foundation work being planted as I learned the terms, how to read drill, remembering counts, memorizing music, managing homework on long Tuesday night rehearsals and most importantly how to enjoy oneself in the midst of a struggle. This was just the first year!
Although some places of worship have altered it of late, Vacation Bible School (VBS) is usually a week-long camp for kids. Some churches host kids during the day, others only in the evening hours. However, typically, the event lasts around three to five days. VBS is super fun for kids because it combines learning about the Bible with songs, crafts, food and more. VBS is used as a community outreach tool by most churches to encourage additional memberships and serve the surrounding area.
The first plays I was ever in were musicals, and that’s how I found my love for singing. I was encouraged by all of the amazing staff members at Artsview to pursue acting and singing. Now I have made the Texas All-State Women’s Choir three out of four years in high school. My sophomore year of high
I am in the middle of my fourth year playing clarinet. I would greatly enjoy going to your summer camp again; I went to the junior summer camp last year (2016) and had a wonderful time preparing music with musician I did not know and got to learn. I have truly grown as a musician these past years, have had memorable experiences during marching and concert season, one goal I have is taking my playing abilities into college. I started playing clarinet in the sixth grade and spent that year learning as much as I could in a public school with 43 beginning clarinets. That summer going into seventh grade I started lessons which got me playing more often and into my middle school’s second band, symphonic, keeping high chairs.
A measly twenty-five miles from Tufts, I have grown up in the town of Natick. My parents chose Natick for numerous reasons, but what I love about my hometown is its welcoming sense of community. Every year when I participate in Natick’s Fourth of July parade, I easily identify my friends, teammates and co-workers amongst the crowds cheering me on. When I help at the library, I work alongside the same librarians who read Cat in the Hat to me almost a decade earlier. However, the most essential aspect of living in Natick has been my church.
Some things I enjoy and do often is listening to music, checking Instagram and shopping. An instrument I have been playing since I was six is the piano and I enjoy it. I am working towards getting the highest level of Certificate of Merit. My goals for this year is to do well in all of my current and future classes (getting As), make new friends and trying new things.