In DCI every member has to audition every year, and before auditions for DCI you have to make all-state. All-state is a marching band comprised from of the best players in a single state or region. Finally, marching band is physically exerting not only from the activity but also due to the conditions that a show is performed under these can make the performance even more challenging. For all of these reasons, marching band should be considered a
Rebekah Woods, a third year front ensemble member and eleventh grader quoted the movie Drumline, saying, “One band, One sound.” Band members have similar mannerisms, such as walking in time when not in band and making simple songs or beats outside of practice. Around each other, band members lose most inhibitions they have at school and enjoy the presence of other band members before practice. The 2015 Mighty Trojan Marching Band Alongside football games, the Mighty Trojan Marching Band attends many competitions throughout the marching season. Bands true mettle are shown on the field. Competitions are a highlight for many members of the band, since they are filled with rival bands, food and music.
This was just a chance to see one another perform before the competition began. The band had to arrive at school around 5:15 PM. The band decided to wear full uniform because it wasn’t too hot outside.The band takes 6 buses with them. One of the buses is only for drums and another is for colorguard. The other 4 buses are for anyone else in band.
When I was not occupied by practicing, I filled the time by reading or taking notes from a textbook, whether being in the parking lot, stadium or riding the bus. My weekends were full of a game on Friday night and a competition on Saturday. Each of these not allowing me to return home till past midnight. Followed by Church, early the next morning. Then on Monday morning I had to attend a leadership class in order to plan for the next week.
Choosing a career is a hard thing to do for a young adult nowadays because there are so many to choose from. If you want to be a band teacher (One why? Teachers are important I know that but really a band teacher you’d be teaching whiny kids in a confined space for seven hours. But I can’t judge I was the one who made this.) then this is for you.
and and Colorguard have been practicing constantly, and achieved many awards during the last few parades. The members of Colorguard and Band have been working their tails off every day to ensure more achievements in the future. Band members have been practicing everyday to get everything right. They start practice at 7:40 a.m, and play through the first period of the day with another period for Concert Band and after-school practices until 9 p.m. To get prepared for competitions, they all must arrive on time and do the visual and music parts of their warm-ups. After all the warm-ups, the drum major dismisses each section to go onto the field to perform.
On Wednesday, the 18th of May, I attended and participated in the Final Band Concert of the year. Throughout the year, all band students continually practice pieces and the Final Band Concert is the only concert to have every band student in it from fifth grade all the way up to twelfth. This concert is always very special because it is both the first large concert for the fifth graders and the last for many students. The concert started from the Fifth Grade Band, then to the Junior 6th Grade, Advanced 7th and 8th Grade band, and finally to the High School Concert Band. The concert began exactly on time at 19:00.
To start of the two hour tryout, the head coach had each player go through intense drills in order to gauge each player’s capabilities. I believe that I completed the drills correctly and to the best of my ability. In my mind, I felt that tryouts was going to become repetitive, with the coach repeating the same sequences. However, about one hour into practice, our coach decided that in order to really see how good each player was he had all of the players from different teams and play multiple scrimmages to finish out the day. In the games, I realized how many players who were better than me were out there in the state.
Even on games where I didn’t start, I was getting a lot of playing time. That really pushed me to be even better for my senior season. After my first season of varsity was over I felt even more motivated to get better. I started lifting weights almost every day, even if it meant I had to go to the gym at midnight and still go to school the next morning. The summer of my senior year all I did was either work or work out, I barely spent any time with my friends.
Although I was not playing my Baritone during the summer (because I did not have a personal one) I still did exercises to help my skills. I also shared with people when band camp came around my aspirations for making All-State Band. People laughed in my face and told me that I could not do
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.
Today’s practice was two grass loops, going around the baseball fields from the Concessions building to the bleachers and back to the Concessions for more or to stop. Compared to the runs we have done out in the community, grass loops are the easiest our practice will get. Today is the race, but we still have our classes, as this is on a Wednesday, and to be precise, October 28th, 2015. We’re departing at 12:30 p.m. during fifth period, but we leave our class earlier at 12:15, only five minutes after class begins, to head to the locker room, change, and buy lunch. It is fifth period now, and fellow classmates and teammates Sebastian, Jonathan and I are anxiously waiting for the five minutes to pass.
(Watch President Monson 's announcement here --> https://www.lds.org/youth/video/welcome-to-conference?lang=eng ) I remember hearing the news that Saturday morning at my high school. I was attending a mandatory rehearsal that day and was unable to watch the first session of conference. When word got out at rehearsal I remember many of my female classmates jumping up and down and bursting into tears. I will be completely honest...though I was absolutely thrilled for everyone around me, no part of me wanted to jump up and down or cry. These girls dreamed of serving a mission and that opportunity was now within reach.
One of the reasons coming to NZ was important to me was to get to imporove my fitness by putting on the right kind of weight and strenght. Our mornings start with a gym session with Dan. At the moment I need to work on perfecting movements before I can start adding weight. There is a lot of gym work I need to do but with the help of everyone here at the Inside Running academy I can’t wait to get started. We had a pretty intense cardio session after weights on Wednesday that involved a circuit that had us doing 1min intervals between the rowing machine, stationary bike, burpees and shoulder press in teams of four (tall vs short)