As a young aspiring musician in middle school, I wanted to start a band desperately. Instead, I was known as Emerson Middle School 's’ music freak. I posted flyers in businesses around my hometown and online ads. I wanted to be like Amy Lee from Evanescence terribly, but my taste in music was different than most people. When my fellow classmates heard about my compositions and ideas, they thought it was a joke.
With only a few weeks remaining in this course and with all the different quizzes and discussion posts we have done I can say since my last concert I attended I have grown more comfortable with the styles of music we have went through. For my second Concert Report I really wanted to go to another performance that had an added feature to it to make the performance that much more enjoyable. Right after submitting my first concert report I started looking through the concert calendar to see which ones intrigued me the most. My attention was instantly caught by one performance happening right before Thanksgiving break began. This performance happened to be the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark with the orchestra performing all of the music that is played throughout the duration of the film.
Perry Band Olympics. This phrase both excites and terrifies every band student in Ankeny. Every year, our directors selects different songs for their students, and the students spend around six weeks practicing. My junior year solo was the hardest solo I’ve prepared, it challenged me in ways that I had not been prepared for.
I have marched with the Pride of the Hill band since my Freshman year, and experienced some marching in eighth grade, and it isn’t as easy as it seems. I remember watching my siblings march when they were in high school and I was still in primary and intermediate, and I used to think that it looked easy and that it wasn’t really a sport or anything. But after experiencing it myself I realized the amount of work you put into it, the teamwork needed to accomplish things, and the competitions where you hope that all of the hard work, from band camp in the summer, the early morning practices during the week, and the Thursday night rehearsals during the
This dangling dream not followed can eat your insides. I have a dream I need to pick up and mine is a passionate musical career. I still play music occasionally and listen to music. There is much more I could be doing to perusing this deferred dream of a musical career. I wake up to this poster on my wall of a band that won a battle of the bands when I was 16.
Wednesday, September 28th, the marching blues go to the an annual hummer performances. The band gets to perform when it’s their turn but they also get to see other bands perform too. The performing are WRHS, Hayden, Highland Park, Topeka West, Shawnee Hights and Seaman. Each band cheered each other on while one band performed their show.
Louis, we perform all we have at that point which isn’t much seeing as it’s early in the season. Before state rolls around, we spend much time fixing and working out the issues we faced in Super Regionals, while adding on to the show. By the end, when Grand Nationals come around, we have no more left to add, just reviewing and touching up the show. Participating in Grand Nationals is an exciting experience. Starting when we leave the high school, all the way to giving our last performance, I never know what to feel.
It's hard to stay optimistic in a Challenge, sometimes you want to give up and quit. But in the end you have to stay with it. Whether it be getting a new job, starting college, learning to drive, working in a group you don't want to be in ,and even playing a new instrument. You have to try your hardest to stay together and keep going for your friends, family, and for yourself. One of the hardest challenges for me was switching instruments the end of the eighth grade year for the marching band that next fall.
From hands-on service around the world, to originating successful fundraisers, I participate in various aspects of community service. Some of my fundraisers have even been published. I currently spend most of my time doing service towards my fundraising project expanding access to education. I could not imagine being one of the over 75 million children without access to education. As I was beginning my hobby of DJing, I immediately decided that I will partner with Pencils of Promise (PoP) to start my own fundraising project where twenty percent of my profits from every event DJ’d will go to the organization.
TWLOHA is also a non-profit organization. TWLOHA has many events that they go on to spread awareness. Events like the one on February 4th in Orlando, FL, and another one on February 8th in Elon, NC, and finally one on March 3-5 in Phoenix, AZ (“To Write”).
On the other hand, Kanye West has been busy in his musical career aside from being a family man to Kim Kardashian and their daughter North. More than a 2nd baby on the way, a new album is believed to be on works as well. Meanwhile, the much awaited Fyf Festival features several independent and mainstream artists of the United States. Aside from Yeezy headlining the first night, artist Morrissey will be the 2nd night 's starter.
For the summer of 2017, am planning on visiting my great grandmother for a week or two, but that is flexible. I am also looking into seeing a concert of one of my favorite artists, Hans Zimmer. It is in Nashville on the 16th of July. If I was chosen for Drum Major, the first thing I would be interested in addressing in the band program would be people’s commitment to practicing.
There are many difficult challenges we as humans face on a daily basis. Yet some of those challenges can be more difficult as time progress and we grow older. Some challenges that I have been facing are getting ready to do an audition at Bowling Green State University for the band in which we also have to take a music theory exam before we audition in front of the many band directors. This faces many small challenges as well as, playing college level music, not practicing as often as we would like, and having to understand music theory. College level music is an entire thing on its own compared to high school music.
When I was 13 my guitar mentor decided to form a band between him, myself, and another student of his. Even when we played at the worst venues I would still enjoy it just because I got to play. Once we played at a 37th wedding anniversary and everyone was so intoxicated that no one knew what was going on. Still played and enjoyed it just because I got to do the thing that I love the most.
As I got older my brother introduced me to indie bands I grew to love. For example, Foster the People he told me to listen to their whole album instead of once song and that was the first full album I listened to and loved. Then, 2 years later, my still favorite band foster the people came to play at a one-day festival near my house. After weeks of convincing my mom if I could go, she finally said she yes!! That was my first concert