The Advanced band had two pieces that were introduced as solos, but they didn't seem very well practiced. In the first, the ‘solo’ group forgot to stand up, and when they did the motion of standing seemed to make them forget their notes to play.. In the second, the ‘solo’ group played so softly that it was difficult to hear them above the rest of the band. Apart from these mishaps, the songs were smoothly played, engaging, and had interesting introductions provided by MrMinke. The transition of bands was bumpy again, but it was shorter than any others yet.
Schoolch, Logger, and Vera are also facing questions about their own identities. Throughout this process, the director talked about the idea of identity, but in my opinion, the focus became blurred toward the end of the production process. Perhaps this was due to the fact that the main method for communicating the concept of identity was through dialogue. Although they were executed very well, the sound design and the set design actually did very little to help communicate the main concept of identity in this production. The songs selected for the production during the pre-show, intermission, and during the play did not contribute to the overall message and might even be considered distracting.
The only thing I didn’t like about the movie was the music. The music seemed unnecessary in some parts and the choices they made for the songs. They just weren’t the right mood for what was going on. I didn’t like some of the acting either. The acting seemed fake and quite frankly needed a little
I did not care for this piece. The combination of the vocals with the instrumental accompaniment did not provide me the experience I was envision. This piece left me very uneasy and I had great difficulty listening to the piece in one sitting. The piece created sounds that are far from natural. Even though I didn 't enjoy this piece, I was fascinated by the sounds that were created.
When we arrive at competitions, I tend to get nervous. I worry about making mistakes during the performance even though we have rehearsed parts of the show an innumerable amount of times. In my mind, I know that not every single show is going to be perfect and mistakes are imminent, but I still want to make each performance as perfect as possible and to perform my heart out. Standing in front of a large and cheering audience is not the best part of being in color guard. It does mean a lot that the crowd is always supportive of the band and appreciates the hard work we pour into the show, but one of the greatest aspects about being in color guard is the relationships we build.
On the night of Sunday December the 6th at 7:30, the magic of Christmas music became a reality to the hundreds upon hundreds of people who flocked to The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, anticipating this year’s rendition of the long standing tradition that is the Boise State University Music Department Christmas Concert. It all began with a few peppy, but fun pieces such as Deck the Halls from the Jazz Band ensemble. While that was fun, let’s face it… That is not why people came out to the concert. People came out to this concert to listen to the choir and orchestra perform such legendary pieces as Handel’s Messiah, or a holiday carol mashup called Feast of Carols by Randol Alan Bass. When the chorus first entered during the fourth movement of Handel’s Messiah, I was quite honestly struck by the
Countless hours of practice had led up to this. I was in 8th grade, and the orchestra concert was just about to start. There was a feeling of excitement in the air, and I was anxiously waiting for the cue. While the concert may not have been very lengthy, the effort that the orchestra, as a whole, put in to make it happen, was immense. Dozens of class periods, and hours of practicing at home to perfect the few pieces of music we were about to proudly show off to the audience.
I had intermediate knowledge going into this event because I was a former aristocrat in high school and had to listen and perform in different major keys. We mostly performed a lot of Bach music, so I understand how bouncy and happy his music is and what chords to play. Although aristocrat was
Introduction / description of the concert experience as a whole I went to the FGCU choirs and Fort Myers Mastersingers concert and it was like entering a whole new world. At first I thought a classical concert was designed for an older more sophisticated crowd but I was wrong. As I stepped into the Bower School of Music, I could feel the presence of art all around me. The pristine architecture of the venue was mind blowing. Other concerts that I have attended did not have the same calm but exciting atmosphere that this one had.
Now obviously singing sounds different to the audience, but from where I was I thought we sounded really good. Also, even though I would say at first our dancing was one of our weaker aspects (At least for myself) I think we really did overcome the challenge.
Not only did these men help me emotionally and mentally, but spiritually as well. When I got sick, I thought God abandoned me. I was doubting Him and it was extremely difficult to put my trust in Him, not to mention that the little faith I had left was rapidly slipping through my fingers. I was surprised to find such a popular band which clearly contained subliminal Christian meanings underneath all the drum banging and lyric screaming. Another reason why I connected so easily.
That was something I wanted to change because in order to look at the bigger picture, the smaller pieces must also be recognized. It was my first time as a leader as well as being in charge of 130 members. I tried to work with and gave my attention to each individual because they do matter, which helped the group progressed so much. The responsibilities continue to increase as the pressures of being a perfect leader begin to evolve. I was worried that people were criticizing me or blaming me for any small mistakes that I might make, but I realized that I was still a member of the band who was given a leadership position to inspire people with encouragements and positivity.
Furthermore, I had almost had to like this band even more because of my girlfriend. Overall, one of my favorite aspects of the marching bands was the crazy dynamics in a show. A really good show will move you and make you feel like you are going through the motions of the song while a worse show will just be a song that the band is playing. I never thought about how influential the dynamics of a song could be. The movement of the dynamics mixed with the movements of the band really got me into the bands more than I think I ever have before.