Becoming Drum Major has definitely been in my mind since the very first Marching Band meeting I attended. I wish to obtain this prestigious position because it shows true character in a person. Truth is, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Drum Major until I saw how previous Drum Majors acted throughout my freshman and sophomore year. I saw that they both inspired many people to do their best, and for this I was inspired to try-out for this position. I really want to be able to motivate the band to do well in competitions and in addition, reach their goals in life.
Mini Essay 1 – The Importance of Singing in the Early Years Classroom In the same way that the human body marries together different physiological processes to produce vocal sound, singing also fuses together different forms of education. This creates a unique outcome. Singing can cut across the curriculum and provide an educational bridge to other areas of learning that a child may not necessarily enjoy participating in. Pugh and Pugh state that: As we sing, we are directly involved in a complex process of coordination, involving the brain, the ears, the lungs, the diaphragm, the vocal chords, the lips, the teeth. Our bodies become instruments.
Over the past four years, my school and church communities have been instrumental in my academic and personal growth. Hinsdale South High School is a diverse community that challenges its students to perform well in the classroom and to get involved in the surrounding community. Becoming a part of Hinsdale South High School's community has challenged me to perform at a high academic
How would songs, poems, or art be developed into such extraordinary pieces of beauty? From the most basic of sounds, to the most complex music consisting of advanced harmonies and rhythms, improvisation is an extremely useful and rewarding skill for every musician of every level. With that said, I believe it is vital that teachers know the best ways to teach students improvisation. In this paper, I will discuss improvisation teaching techniques in middle school band. 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.
We all became stronger to the point we were begging to do workouts. We craved the strength and the lesson it taught; “no one left behind we are one we are one,” we sang in unison as we trained. At the end of planning and training, we would come together and reflect on practice, share with each other the experiences had, set up our next meeting and then depart for the day. Typically, when talking with a blue funk member or instructor we are sharing ideas, swapping techniques, learning new techniques, or going over the routine and practicing the field show. A typical conversation goes as follows.
Growing up from a religious family, I was so devoted to church and religious music affected my life for it made me understand God, got closer to him and even build a strong relationship with him. I remember when my father passed away when I was in high school, a religious song “Lily of the Valley” that we sang for him gave me the strength to move on in life. It made me
If you're in a school with choir, get in there and sing your heart out! If you don't want to have to pay for voice lessons try to search google or youtube for singing tips or vocal exercises. 2 Learn your vocal range. This is essential, as singing pieces written for the wrong range may strain your voice. To get into
I always make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. Acceptance is the key to being a successful leader in a group; one must never reject and always accentuate. On the other hand, there was only one time throughout high school that I was chosen as a leader. During my sophomore year, another player and I were chosen to be the Team Captains of the Junior Varsity team for softball. Even when I was chosen to be a leader, I would encourage the girls to finish the running, drill, or anything our coach asked us to do.
How? In this film, youth and age are very important. At many times, the elders and towns people were always taking time to attend the young children’s concerts and plays. The kids would be singing songs of their culture showing continuing tradition. The townspeople see the
“Revise and return to phonic patterns that have been introduced to ensure learning.” (Browne (1998) P25) The Jolly Phonic songs would then be played for the previously learnt sounds and I would stand in front of the group so they could see my words and actions clearly and as a group we would sing the songs and do the actions. The children had a great deal of fun incorporating the sound with the actions. Because it was done as a group no individual child felt isolated or uncomfortable and it sustained the children’s ability to listen. Once I was happy the