Wachovia Winds ' Wind Ensemble was by far the most challenging musical experience of my life. I practiced the music every single day and worked as hard as I could, having the results to prove it. Being in the ensemble made me a better musician in the long run, and I 'm very excited to be a part of such a phenomenal band again next Spring. Thanks to the amazing direction of Danny Green, being in that band was one of the most worthwhile activities of my life. I enjoyed every performance
My Freshman year was the best year ever! I got to be in marching band, FFA, and I got a tremendous academic placing. I definitely did a great job this year compared to last year. I broke out of my comfort zone and worked my hardest to get a high GPA, and join some different clubs. I met new friends and even passed driver 's ed.
For the rest of the night I felt euphoric; nothing could drag me down. One extremely intense month of practice and I achieved what I thought was initially impossible. Based on this, I formed a fresh outlook on challenges: I can accomplish anything I set my sights on so long as I work for it with everything I have. However flawed this view may be, it will serve me incredibly well over the next few
Also, I always play 100% in each and every game no matter if we win or lose. My coaches elected me to be the captain of the team, which is awarded to the best player on the team. Also every other year I make all-stars because I always try in every drill we do which makes me better so I am always the best. In peewee’s I won defensive player of the year in all stars. In pony, I was offensive player of the year.
Now, the pride that came along with being in this band didn 't just come from "being in this band", but it only was achieved because of the people who were a part of it with me. I met so many people that all shared my love for music and it showed through our performances. Every week, Tuesday from 5:30 pm till 8:30 pm, and Thursday 2:30 pm till 4 pm, everyone would come together and put in the work so that way when Friday night came around, we could sit back after coming home and have that overwhelming feeling of pride take over. I could have put in all my efforts and then some, but if nobody else did there would be nothing to say for our band. The seniors had to organize and teach the underclassmen, the underclassmen had to listen and learn, and
I was extremely proud of them for making it even though I still did not make district. That week was the week I also decided I wanted to become a band director because watching the kids progress with my help and listen so intently to my advice and need my help and support made me feel really good. This year is my final year to try out for district and I am going to give it my all again with the highest hopes of making it, but I am also going to try my hardest to help the freshman in my section again to make it and help anyone else who wants or needs help with audition
I have grown to love the sport. The reason for joining colorguard was because I stopped playing my instrument in junior high so I couldn’t march. The only other way to join the band was by joining colorguard. The reason for joining was because of a boy
Without a doubt attending North Carolina Governor 's School West has had the greatest impact on my thinking. I was privileged to join a few hundred of the brightest minds of my age in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for a six week experience away from outside influence. This immersion was especially life altering because of how open-minded everyone was to new perspectives. This truly created an environment of learning and expression in addition to being a major liberation from my everyday life as I had to be truly independent while on Salem College’s campus. I attended as a choral ensemble student, but was able to experience so much more in addition to choir.
It was monumental because the team believed in each other and beamed with confidence. We lost twice the rest of the season and won seven games. Moreover, we had much more camaraderie. Despite feeling like a failure at first, I knew I could not give up with all these kids and their parents counting on me. I had to change what I did by putting my leadership and coaching skills to the test, developing moxie and confidence during the process.
I have sacrificed many hours for gymnastics, but I have gotten a lot from it in return. I met one of my best friends at gymnastics and some of my coaches have become like family to me. I have also discovered a lot about myself. Doing a gymnastics routine all by myself in front of a crowd of people is scary, but it has also taught me that
Despite my passion for athletics, I have spent the majority of my high school career involved in show choir. I participate in the Executive Session at Sauk Prairie High School. Show choir incorporates training under professional choreographers, undergoing numerous voice lessons, and traveling the country for competitions. This self-disciplinary activity pushes me to work hard and strive for perfectionism while taking leadership roles in a professional environment. Furthermore, show choir allows me to impact others through my performance and to take risks.
Just as in warmups this choir wows me again. Most choirs I’ve ever been apart of you have to start with continuously pounding out the notes and rhythms. This choir can pick up a sheet of music and sing through the whole song with impressive note accuracy. That excites me as I’m finally in a choir that’s not held back by slow learning singers and we can dig right into the music. I’m so excited for what my high school choir experience could bring me.
Unanticipated and lasting character changes resulted from my performing with the Wissahickon Marching Unit. Humility and coping with failure were commonplace lessons in my first year, as I joined amidst a “rebuilding” season with rookies comprising more than two-thirds of the band. Though frustrating considering the quantity of time I had committed with little external validation, the end result was resilience, an unwavering dedication, and greater patience.
We started to play, but the people from Franklin that were in the crowd were so annoying they were really trying to mess us up. I wasn 't going to listen to them because I was so proud of us to make it to the championships. When I got up there to the server 's position I started getting nervous that I would hit it to high. I could hear my coach in the background saying “just breathe Bella you 've got this we 've worked on it your good.” My hand got a little lower as I swung and hit the ball up in the air it went over without touching the ceiling I was so proud of myself then as we played longer and longer the games were closer and closer in score, we won two and they won two, so this last one whoever won wins, we were really close and had to go over 25 points because we kept getting a point when they were at 25 but you have to be 2 points