The Band Essays

  • Military Band Narrative

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    The Northeast Missouri All-District Band was one of the most memorable events from my freshmen year. With the number of kids who make either the first band (All-District) or second band (Honorable Mention), several people were unfortunate on making either band. Many people from Troy made both of the bands and I was very lucky to be the only freshmen in the All-District band. The day started out with my usual stressed self; whenever auditions are held, I turn into a super-stressed person

  • Essay On A Band Concert

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    WOW, who knew that band concerts could be so nerve racking. Once you get through one you want to do it again to get things right and to do the things you already do right. I believe that this band concert was very successful. I was not playing do to an injury that is now getting better. I will be reflecting on my last rehearsal I think I did very well at my last rehearsal was very successful. I believe I was successful in articulation. To succeed in articulation you half to pay attention to the

  • Friendships In A Band

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    I have been in band for 8 years.  Words cannot describe how much I have enjoyed the past 8 years. When I chose to join band in 5th grade, I did not know how many friendships I would make from one simple choice. As I got better at playing the flute, the friendships grew stronger. In high school, I was in marching band, so that means more time spent involving band. During marching season, our Saturdays were consumed with band competitions. Because of the competitions, our practice times were every

  • Evolution Of Marching Band

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    Taking the field the Evolution “East Peoria Marching Raiders, you may take the field in competition.” During the four years of high school, I was able to get involved with the East Peoria High School Band program. The marching band has evolved since I joined in 2011 and it has been improving each year. My freshman year we used to march trombones, I was probably the worst one on the field when it came to the marching aspect. There was a lot of foundation work being planted as I learned the terms,

  • Leadership In Marching Band

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    marching band, it takes a lot of dedication. If someone is going to be in marching band, they will have to put in the time and the effort. Marching bands everywhere practice for hours in the heat; always memorizing their spots on the field, their music, and their visual effects. Everything about band is stressful because it constantly cuts in on a band members social life, but after they perform they will feel great. In most marching bands, the motto is one band one sound, meaning that a band member

  • Marching Band

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    season. Band kids across northern Indiana are hard at work perfecting their show for competition that has yet to come in the afternoon. The past three months have been used to learn and fine tune their show to it 's best. Long hours of hard work, sweat, tears, dedication, time, love, and much more is put into a band program and what comes out of it is a strong group of individuals who have the ability to do great things in life. Lessons that you learn during the course of your marching band career

  • Three Days Grace: Band Analysis

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    There are many bands that have changed their lead singers—such as Asking Alexandria, Killswitch Engage, Black Sabbath, and more. Most of the time changes are due to disputes, medical issues, or even death. Three Days Grace lost their lead singer, Adam Gontier, in 2013. The band had been together almost twenty years when the split occurred. Usually when bands have been together for a long time, people think disputes are not the reason for the split up. Three Days Grace seems to be an exception to

  • Marching Band Narrative

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    run-through.” The directions barely getting through your mind past the notes, rhythms, sweat, breathing, and laughter. This is music. This is family. This, is marching band. Although I haven’t been a part of it for long, the Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band is an unforgettable experience in my life. When people in band tell you it’s like a family, there is no exaggeration or false information being given to you. It really is a family. You have crazy “uncles”, batty “aunts”, overprotective

  • Marching Band Analysis

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    We’re true band geeks who love what we do We love our instruments, and band, too. For fall is marching band season, a time for woodwinds and brass to reign, For drummers to master the elusive beat, for the conductor to stand on the bandstand again The band and I — we live for our show, each other and for the show. We giggle and gripe and gossip together, we march in heat, rain, and snow. We pull all kinds of crazy stunts, try anything that sounds fun; But our spines are straight and heads erect when

  • Band Director Career

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    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. Being a band teacher is a job that varies in difficulty, they have a lot of things to manage: they must have a quality education and from this they have many opportunities that can come from that. A band director has many jobs, one being that he has to instruct band members

  • Is Marching Band A Sport

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    Marching Band as a Sport When the average person thinks of sports they think of football, soccer, baseball, hockey, or basketball. Yes those are all great sports, but what about all the others that aren 't considered sports, like marching band? Marching band should be considered a sport for many reasons. Marching band fits all the definitions for a sport (and it follows them to perfection). There are many statistics to reveal marching band is a sport and how hard the members work. As a member of

  • Marching Band History

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    Bolding Gibbons US History 19 May 2016 History of Marching Band Marching band has evolved massively since the days where their sole use was to send signals to troops on the battlefield. Since then many different variants of the musical art form have been created including show bands, field bands, and drum corps. Every single form of marching band we have today can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire’s military in the 1200’s. Their band, called the mehter, was composed of many variants of instruments

  • Marching Band Benefits

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    2015 The Benefits of Participating in High School Band High school band is often looked upon as an activity where a bunch of nerds get in big, bulky, sweaty uniforms and walk around the football field during halftime all the while playing music that they have memorized. Although this is 99.9% true, marching band is much more than that and if you think about what was just stated, that takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. Marching band provides students with life lessons and skills that

  • Marching Band Advantages

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    As the summer nears its end, band kids everywhere prepare for the hectic nature of marching band. We all begin to dread the coming of band camp, but long for the passion and livelihood of the approaching marching season. Band has its ups and downs; however, the benefits it leaves us with are immeasurable. For instance, a benefit of joining band is the beautiful and irreplaceable experiences someone will get to partake in. However, one of the band’s most feared experiences is marching camp. In brief

  • Band Concert Review Essay

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    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

  • Persuasive Essay On Marching Band

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    “Liberty-Eylau High School Band, you may take the field for performance.” It is a Friday night, and the stadium lights are glaring down on the fifty-yard line. As the band marches into opening set, fans are cheering and screaming the names of certain members. Every person watching enjoys the aspects we portray, but no one truly understands what work went into making the formations they see and playing the music they hear. Although being a member of the high school’s marching band has its challenges, the

  • Marching Band Observation Report

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    how amazing it would be to be the one to lead the marching band, be the band director's right hand, represent the group, the one everyone looks up to. Being selected as a co-drum major, I did not realize the plethora of responsibility I would have during my first year of leading. I was not exactly respected by the entire ensemble considering I was only a junior. At that time, I was practically training for when the time came to lead the band alone. Considering that this is now my second year leading

  • Personal Narrative: Marching Band Rehearsals

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    I cannot believe we have another marching band rehearsal. I have to walk out to the school’s marching band practice field again for the third time this week, just to go over what we already did yesterday. It is hot, humid, and I am tired. We go through all of this work, and we do not get anything from it. Why do we have to work for five hours a week for a ten-minute show anyway? I have homework to do, and this marching band rehearsal is just a waste of time. All of the thoughts that went through

  • Personal Narrative: The Marching Band

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    When I was a child my mother would take me to the Oktoberfest parade each year to watch the marching bands. I still remember standing on the sidewalk eagerly waiting for the sound of cadence from the drums; the bass drum like the pulse of a living creature and the sound still playing in my mind long after the parade had ended. Years flew by and suddenly I found myself standing in block band awaiting the three sharp chirps of the drum major 's stainless steel whistle a signal that would spark a chain

  • Marching Band Motivation Report

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    title “band nerd” doesn’t sound as impressive as being a star athlete, I wear my uniform with pride. Playing trombone in the marching band has earned the top spot on my list of favorite high school activities. Being a member of the Ardmore High School Marching Band has been both a positive and challenging experience. When I was selected to serve as band president for the 2015 marching band, I was both honored and excited for the upcoming season. Winds of change swept across our band as the