I feel that I’m already pretty creative but playing an instrument can help me channel that creativity. When I play instruments it feels like meditation because I don’t have to focus anything else but playing the instrument. Therefore, learning how to play the guitar will help me get in touch with my musical side. A goal that I had in mind and I would like to finally accomplish would be to learn how to play the guitar. I would like to accomplish this goal because people will admire my talent, I would like to get more in touch with my musical side, and if you play an instrument you are smarter.
I had tried different sports; I didn't feel connected to the team, but when I started doing band I felt how every person matters and how they play affects the whole group and you don't want to let people down. The friendships I had outside band weren't as strong when we had less in common. When I started doing band at high school level I started to be friends with people I never thought I would be friends with, because I wouldn't have been spending that time with them. We are always there for each other and are like a little family.
I was never the perfect student, nor was I always perfectly behaved. I understand that there are more people like this, that is why I strive to help others in achieving their own personal goals. Spending time at school tutoring sessions, and the school band program has allowed me to help people in the way that I strive to. I am able to help people become better at a school subject that they may be struggling with, or even teach someone how to play certain type of percussion instrument that they may not have known how to play. I want to be able to look back on those experiences and know that I may have inspired someone to help others in the same way that I did for them.
Since my school was an arts magnet school, I now had access new musical resources. I was able to get the help of many talented student musicians to record the pieces I wrote. Because of these recordings, I received an offer from the TV production teacher at my school to be put in contact with some of his students who were interested in submitting their short films to independent film festivals (meaning they would need original scores.) I worked on three films, one of which actually made it to a festival. The new techniques and styles I learned while scoring films spread to my personal compositions and inspired me to write many new pieces, including my first symphony.
I’ve been golfing since I was a little kid. I’ve experienced many highs and lows, and have created many friendships and memories playing the game I love. Golf can teach you many lessons, if you pay attention. One of the lessons I’ve learned is that it takes perseverance and hard work if you want to excel at something. I started hitting golf balls at the age of 2 with my dad and older brother.
When i was little i used to have a bad friend, she used to bully me around and convince me to not do my chores. She used to scare me by telling me things i don 't like to talk about. That girl made me break myself down, she made me feel like i was nothing; like i dont matter. You should never have a friend like that because those friends are not even considered as friends, i believe that they are bullies. While writing this I learned that friendship is actually a gift, it is hope, it is trust…….
I started to indulge myself into music when I joined my church’s choir in 3rd grade. I was a shy child growing up and that made a lot of things difficult for me, for example making friends and being a part of group activities. This shy phase was apart of me all of my life; however, once I went to high school I changed. I had to take a music class and I thought that it would be easy for me to do choir because I was in my church’s choir for majority of my grammar school and junior high years. When I was in class I was able to take part in everything and participate, well it took a few days for me to warm up to the new environment.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to study music. I have been singing since I could talk and have been in choir my whole life. Being in choir has affected me in ways that nothing else could ever come close to. Not only have I’ve met so many incredible individuals who I have the honor of calling friends, but I have made numerous memories which I have no doubt that I will remember for the rest of my life. Music has impacted my life in numerous ways.
I thought about the stress that came along with leading the marching band as well as the stress of keeping up in school. I also contemplated between my summer internship opportunity and staying for my last year of marching band. Upon questioning my plans for senior year, I discovered that an internship preparing for the future has been more beneficial than the stresses of band. First, marching band was no longer enjoyable. As a younger member of the band, I had always felt a certain form of “magic” in the group.
I am in the middle of my fourth year playing clarinet. I would greatly enjoy going to your summer camp again; I went to the junior summer camp last year (2016) and had a wonderful time preparing music with musician I did not know and got to learn. I have truly grown as a musician these past years, have had memorable experiences during marching and concert season, one goal I have is taking my playing abilities into college. I started playing clarinet in the sixth grade and spent that year learning as much as I could in a public school with 43 beginning clarinets. That summer going into seventh grade I started lessons which got me playing more often and into my middle school’s second band, symphonic, keeping high chairs.