In my last year of band I was able to build enough credibility that the band director and fellow band members trusted my knowledge. In Eagle Squadron March, my band director, Mr. Wright, trusted my ability to play a difficult part in the song along with three other players. He knew I was capable of doing it because of how well I played my scales, my ability to sight read, and my understanding of how rhythms work. When one of the flute players didn’t know a fingering to a note or wasn’t too sure how to play a rhythm, he or she would ask me for help. Because I was a senior in the section, they trusted my years of experience to know all the fingerings to notes or to be able to read the rhythms.
You need to have hours to listen to music that you think is suitable for your band and that your band can handle or to excel in the level of music they are studying. Most schools are looking for older band directors because they have obviously more experience and more ideas on what sounds good and more contacts to let his or her band perform somewhere they can win like at concert competitions or just to entertain
My World of Music Music plays an integral and emotional role in our lives. We all have some stories and memories tied to certain songs that we hear. Music helps in shaping our identity as we mature through life. A discourse community is a group of people who speak and share the same interests in certain topics, knowledge, and vocabulary using similar jargons specific to that community. I successfully joined a discourse community of a music class to learn the skills of playing an electronic keyboard in my sophomore year of high school.
For years, I was a member of school choir, but I aspired to be more than just a choral singer. So, I entered the discourse community of high school show choir by acquiring knowledge, establishing a sense of credibility, and learning to appeal to other member’s emotions. In mastering ethos, logos, and pathos appeals I successfully joined a discourse community. Like all other communities, members must share common knowledge and skills and be able to communicate these skills in a particular manner. So although I was already a credible school choir singer, I had to prove to my director and the upperclassmen that I belonged alongside the advanced performers.
In Elementary school, I received a citizenship award during the 4th grade. In middle school, I was involved intensively in orchestra and competed in U.I.L concerts throughout the district. Although my leadership needs improvement, I'm hoping to become an effective leader in school, outside of school, and at home. I know that with the help of other NHS members, I can accomplish my goals. Citizenship is also an important trait in a person's character.
Perkins has done so much for me. She deserves billions upon billions of gold stars. I cannot help but feel nostalgic as I look back at the past three years in Mrs. Perkins’ band. She has inspired me to work hard and to be the best that I can. Next year I know I will miss the comforting feeling I receive when I walk into her classroom.
We should want to improve the intelligence of our nation. The greatest annuity that could be the most valuable effort to society is the accessibility to music. The fine arts are not just designated for those that want to become a professional musician or major in music. I studied music all throughout middle and high school, but am majoring in public relations. My understanding and experience of music has helped me excel in more than one particular subject field.
Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands’ Senior Day performance from 2011 was performance you would not want to miss out on. From the smooth transitions to the unique formations the show was a great one. On the other hand the unneeded gaps and bad timing before and during the time when the band presented the seniors. None the less, the performance was a great one. If the goal was to win over the crowd then it passed because they performed crowd pleasers, was synchronized for the most part, and gave the crowd something to remember.
I want to thank you because you helped me with so many things in school. You also joke around with us whenever we talk about Mr. Cox or other things. Anyway, without you, I wouldn’t have been getting straight A’s on my grade link. You helped me try getting up my grades and that’s another reason why you are one of my favorite
That Saturday night was the night that the marching band, MY marching band, won the biggest marching competition in Missouri. That band was my entire life and was the reason I went to school every day and felt like music helped me learn and retain information. It was actually a mutual feeling through the band. Music brought friendship and a sense of being to the members of the band. In retrospect, I would be nowhere I am today without the music classes I took in high school.