My uncle has won best rock album in his band and my aunt has been on America’s Got Talent a few years back, you can say I have a music based family. My family has a wide range of careers, my mom is a teacher, my aunt is a composer for her band, and my dad lays down tile for various houses and other places. Then there is me, who is on YouTube and performs with my cello and piano in her room dreaming big. I have always dreamed about performing on stage with my cello or on Broadway on some stage in New York. Then you look at other countries, not England or Austria, but countries like Syria or Pakistan.
Kaitlyn Hatchett Mr. Bergmann Senior English P5 28 August 2015 The Benefits of Participating in High School Band High school band is often looked upon as an activity where a bunch of nerds get in big, bulky, sweaty uniforms and walk around the football field during halftime all the while playing music that they have memorized. Although this is 99.9% true, marching band is much more than that and if you think about what was just stated, that takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. Marching band provides students with life lessons and skills that can never be forgotten. There are some major “plus factors” of being a part of a high school band such as: students get to be around other students that they normally would not associate with,
Over the past six years, I have become very passionate about music to where I have made it my biggest goal to become a high school band director. Participating in marching band every year, I learned how to teach marching fundamentals to students. I have also participated in concert band in which I learned how to teach students to play with beautiful tones and phrases like a professional musician. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you have made a huge impact on a student just by sharing your knowledge with them. Teaching students how to
Feeling this sense of accomplishment is very satisfying. I’m not sure where I would be today without band and the support of Ms. Ryan and my fellow band mates. Ever since the first day of band camp freshman year, I have felt like the Monacan Band is my second family. For example, during the first couple of days of freshman band camp, there was one member of my section that I thought I wouldn’t get along with at all. Four years later, that person is one of my best friends.
At the end of third quarter, the brass performs the crowd favorite, “brass suicides”. Throughout the fourth quarter the band plays more stand tunes. At the end of the game, the band marches back to the band room and finishes the night with their rendition of ‘Trojan Pride’. During the week, the marching band meticulously works on their 2015 production, ‘Breakthrough’. Students
Professor Davis taught Louis how to play the cornet correctly and set him on the path of being a pro. Louis wrote years later, “My whole musical success goes back to the time I was arrested…. because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.” (McDonough, 26-27) Louis Armstrong was the most influential person of the 1920’s because he was the most important figure in jazz during the 1920’s, he influenced civil rights through his jazz, and he helped transform jazz in 1920’s giving it a
About a month after the nerve racking All-District Band auditions, three bands in Northwest Missouri performed last Saturday to a near-full theater. Thomas Brockman, the lead band director at Smithville and NWMMEA president said, “All-District is an honor band that represents our top players in the Northwest region. Students go in and audition on a set of material and they are selected via their performance in the audition and if you make this group you are doing very well and you’re also one of the top players in Northwest Missouri.” The NWMMEA or Northwest Missouri Music Educators Association holds audition events for high school and middle school band students on the first Saturday of November annually. ”I think it’s a good event. The music in Middle School is somewhat challenging, but in High School, the music that is to be prepared is much more
One specific event that come to my mind that I am most proud of is leading my marching band for national championships inside of Met Life Stadium. With hundreds of fans cheering for the Central Bucks South Marching Titans, a feeling of pride had consumed me in a way I never felt before. The hundreds of hours my marching band had put into practice had shown through, destroying it 's original façade of mediocrity, breaking the limits, and pushing towards being great. Even coming in fifth place the overall accomplishment that my band and I felt brought a sense of success to us. Moving up in a higher division and making the top five out of 20 other bands in the country is something I will never forget.
I want to be section leader because I think I am the best candidate to help the group. I believe this because of what I bring to the band, I have preset goals, and I have a plan to achieve them. I believe I bring many strengths and weaknesses to the group.My main strengths are in leadership and marching. Leadership is a strength of mine because over the past few summers I have lead sectionals in Summer Music Experience. Marching is a strength of mine because of how much I improved going into and throughout last year.
My passion for music prospered when I joined my elementary's band. I play the clarinet. Since then it has been my dream to be in my college's marching band. In this case a Marching Chief. Moreover, my eagerness to learn about the brain rooted in my heart because the brain is a very intriguing topic.
Throughout high school I have been very involved in my choir program. Music has always inspired and intrigued me. I decided to audition for Colorado All-state choir my junior year. I had to learn a solo and practice many other aspects of being a well-rounded vocalist. When I auditioned I was very nervous but it was nothing compared to the pain I felt of not making it two months later.