Band in middle school is nothing compared to band in high school. When I was in middle school band, I practiced for 30 minutes a day and that was enough for me to be good. After school practices were rare events and they lasted for about an hour when we had them. Once I got to high school, even one hour of band practice a day isn’t enough. And after school rehearsals are an almost everyday thing and each practice is a little more than one hour marching in the hot sun.
As it turns out that night and the wonder of going to my first concert was one of the most inspiring moments of my life. After waking up the morning after the show it seemed I couldn’t satisfy my lust for music. I started finding ways to listen to music whenever I could. Even during the short 3 block walk to school I had to have my walkman. For my ninth birthday all I asked for was more music.
Siggelkow 1 Ryan Siggelkow Dr. Kristi Eiler English 101 September 20, 2009 Personal Experience Narrative The Crandon Shooting It was homecoming week at Crandon High school. Dress up week was a blast and everyone participated. The teachers always said they'd give us extra if we dressed up. Taking advantage of this opportunity, I dressed up as The Terminator, wore our school colors, looked crazy on Wacky Wednesday, and finally dressed up like a woman. Thanks to the help of my girlfriend, I was one hot young lady.
Concert Critique – Dave Matthews Band - 31 August 2012 The Dave Matthews Band is one of the most popular touring bands in the United States of America and enjoys a huge following. The original members of the band are Dave Matthews (acoustic guitar/lead vocals), Carter Beauford (percussion, back-up vocals), Boyd Tinsley (violin), and Stefan Lessard (bass). Jeff Coffin (saxophone) joined the band in 2008 after founding member, LeRoi Moore died in 2008 from complications from a motor vehicle accident. Each summer, since the late 1990’s, The Dave Matthews Band embarks on a cross-country tour that draws hundreds of thousands of fans and loyal listeners. On August 31st, 2012, the band played an outdoor concert at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, playing a 25-song set, almost 3 hours in length.
It was still bleeding, blood dripping down her cheek. As a nurse, my first instinct was to help the poor women, but a punch in the back stopped me dead on track. I fell on to the hard, dirty stone floor, covered in animal feces, tumbling in pain. That was the moment I realized I have arrived in hell, the pain and the nightmare will haunt me forever. “ That was a paragraph from my book, “white coolies”.
It is a prerequisite to what I want to do with my life. I always wanted to be a music teacher, preferably middle school students. I know that without a diploma from an accredited college, I will not be able to get into a decent graduate school and I won't be able to get any form of a decent job other than something in a cubicle and that's not where I see my life going in 10 years. Studies show that students that attend college immediately after college find more secure jobs than those that delay going to school (www.getdegrees.com). As someone looking at a job in a field that is ever changing with the economy, knowing that a college degree that I earn 4 short years after graduation from high school, it is very enticing.
"The Real Slim Shady" [Eminem] May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? I repeat, will the real Slim Shady please stand up? We're gonna have a problem here.. Y'all act like you never seen a white person before Jaws all on the floor like Pam and Tommy just burst in the door And started whooping her ass worse than before They first were divorced, throwing her over furniture (Ah!)
I will give an overview of methods that have been used throughout the past few decades, and I will report on how improvisation is currently being taught in three local Philadelphia suburban schools. Before I discuss teaching techniques of improvisation in middle school band, I believe it is important to address a few concerns I have with regard to the field of music education. These concerns are due to the fact that many teachers enter their careers in music education unfamiliar with how to teach improvisation and jazz (West 6). For example, long time music educator Julie Scott writes, “Part of the hesitation to teach (improvisation) is because many music educators were never taught how to improvise in their own formal music training (Scott 6).” According to Chad West, some of this is due to the dense music education curriculums that students face in college.
Memory Essay It was my junior year of high school and I was offered an opportunity to play in a small jazz combo through the “Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.” The person who was over the program at our school was a talented vocalist by the name of Lisa Henry. She came to our jazz band class about a week before the program started. She was very professional and pretty loud. I’d never met Mrs. Lisa before then and I already didn’t like her. I hadn’t planned on doing the jazz program but just kind of fell into it.
Imaginative: The Car Accident That Never Happened Original Text By: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald Edited Version. The Wilsons were arguing in their cramped living area on the second story of Wilson’s Garage. Myrtle was yelling so loudly her face was beginning to turn red and small droplets of saliva came shooting out of her mouth like a waterfall. George was trying to argue back as best he could. However, with Myrtle’s constant loud screeching, it was inevitably impossible for him to say anything.