Maestro Johnson allowed the weight of the orchestra to rest on his shoulders as he carried us to greater heights, making leaps and bounds to the peak of success. His determination for honing our abilities as musicians was reflected by the extensive hours he spent at school, staying after school to provided extra support for his students with one on one interactions. On Saturdays, he hosted practices that stretched from morning to well into the afternoon. He took us to see other professional musicians in the hope of inspiring us to continue practicing. Slowly over time, our misfit orchestra began to see the beauty of music.
Musical Selection: Queen “You’re My Best Friend” This song has qualities that show why people are best friends. It has lyrics that are very strong and are what Colin wants Dana to be for him. INTERMISSION SCENE 2: (Opens up with Colin and Dana, at youth group at North Trenholm sitting in the gym talking. Colin is hoping to win her over, with just being honest and true with her.) COLIN: Hey, would you mind if I sing you a little song.
I met new friends and even passed driver 's ed. Marching band was fun I was very sceptical about getting all my music memorized but Ms.Snider made it very easy and kept encouraging me to get it done, along with the other members in my saxophone group. I had watched the marching band as a kid and I never thought that it was as hard as it really is. Getting all the steps and starting on your left food is very important when staying in step and getting a good rating at contest. My friends and I got even closer, and I made a lot more friends.
My favorite piece by Henry Purcell is What Power Art Thou because my favorite english teacher in high school used to play this song whenever we would write which caused it to get stuck in my head without actually knowing the name of the actual piece and without knowing this entire time I have been listening to the composer that I randomly choose and ended up finding the piece by watching a documentary on Henry Purcell. After to listen to it again recently I find myself listening to the piece randomly. Maybe will play the music to my parents so I seem sophisticated and to get somewhat of a better image. Though it sounds funny the Purcell’s music did really catch my attention and will not be the only piece I will be listening to. 11.
I will take part by being one of the audience members, acting like Chris’s best friend, shouting at Chris not to fall for Rose’s tricks. This song and movie are perfect for this piece because people have to start paying attention to their surroundings just like Chris should have in the movie. Now, for my scene, I will be reciting the song “The Wind” by Mariah Carey. After I recited the song in style of a poem during class, I felt like this piece would fit right in with the rest of the pieces my peers are creating. For my scene, I plan to have smooth jazz like music playing in the background while I softly say the lyrics to “The Wind”.
The transforming moment I experienced did not just happen on its own. It was supported by the encouragement of my middle school music teacher. Looking back at that particular moment also made me realize how influential music educators can be to their students which ideally steered me towards the path of becoming a music educator. When I was in middle school I realized that music had to be a part of my life right away, but I did not realize that my music teacher had such an impact on my life choices until now. Everyone has at least one transformative moment in their life yet it can happen at any moment without them even realizing
Year round schooling has many benefits.In the text it states “Frequent breaks are good for students. They have less stress when they go back to school after a short break. They become more eager to learn”.this shows that when kids go back to school after a short break they are more excited about learning. In the text it states “ One student said, "I love it. Just about the time I 'm really tired, I get a break."
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 and I really liked him so I wanted to join to get to know him better. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out but I’m forever grateful for joining because it helped me find who i truly was and it helped me find my true passion.
Laconia Middle School was the local school for those that lived in Laconia. Knowing most of my classmates and having many friends I felt as though I was at a very good place in life. Attending school everyday was fun for me. I got to be in classes with my best friends, had some of my favorite teachers, worked out a wonderful schedule and played the sports I loved, but if anything middle school was especially important to me was when I began to pick up a fascination for history and also began to realize how the Bosnian War had affected me as a person. Seventh grade was the year I was asked to write an essay about my biggest fear.
Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it. It has absolutely been an enormous part of my life and who I am. Thus, this is to say that I have musical talent. I am in a high school marching band, where I play any piano-like instrument. My viewpoint with music has come to a simple conclusion, without it, I would not know who I am or what to do with my life.