The most important activity I have done in my high school career is chorus. During school hours, we spend time preparing for concerts, and outside of school we have rehearsals, performances, extracurricular choirs, and concert tours in which we devote much of our time.
I am a dedicated and conscientious student in class, and a key member in many extra-curricular activities. As a keen musician, playing violin, trombone and piano, I contribute to a number of musical ensembles in school and played an integral part in the organisation of our school’s summer concert. I am also a member of several local youth orchestras and bands, with whom I have toured abroad many times, most recently to Italy, France and Belgium.
When I was an eighth grader in middle school, I joined IUSD Middle School Honor Orchestra. I played the viola in this orchestra and I was eighth chair violist out of sixteen violists. Many of my friends joined this orchestra and we had a lot of fun. I played different pieces of music with everyone in the orchestra and I learned many new things. Playing music pieces with different people that play different instruments have taught me a lot, and I learned that it is always important to work as a team. Joining this orchestra has given me the better understanding of music and teamwork. After the concert of this orchestra, we had a field trip to California Adventure and I performed there with the group of the first time.This is one of the best experience
I came to realize that playing music can bring someone great fortune. I had no plans for the future, no goals, nor dreams before I starting my path in music. I never wondered without direction. But one day, good fortune came to me. A fortune I would have never of thought of. It was The Gracias choir and music. I was thinking to myself “I have never been so happy nor have I had so much enjoyment to live. To have an open mind to people around the world by delivering my heart threw my music. It looks like a dream!"
From what I know my legacy that I leave behind in middle school is completely up to me, so the way I perform in soccer, by coming in the game twice as a backup, and stopping three breakaways, is what I will be what I want to be known for... I had many great accomplishments, but not a lot of Academic ones so I will just name two. Which were in fact never getting anything under a B+ in Math, and Social Studies, but when it comes to the other classes I just cannot set my mind to it. But it never stops me from trying my hardest. But for what I know I still touch many of my family’s lives, considering that I am the starting goalie for the soccer team, and actually might be making it somewhere when it comes to math. Since I accomplished a problem or two last year before my teacher did.
“Introducing Davenport West Connection!!!” This is how every show choir performance for west connection members starts no matter what the year. Show choir is one of the most fun activities I have ever taken part in. From back in 8th grade Williams Intermediate Show Choir, to now in Davenport West Connection I have loved every minute of it. The people, hair and makeup, performing onstage, and even the practices were full of fun and laughter. Throughout 8th grade to now there is an enormous difference between high school show choir, and middle school show choir causing one to exceed the other. The practice and rehearsals, fundamentals of the performance, and competitions widely contrast one another yet have surprising comparisons which contribute
On August 28th, my mother chanted so loud that I could hear her from outside of the house and I ran as fast as a cheetah trying to catch its prey because, after all, it was my goal worth chasing. I read the letter calmly, then jumped up, and touched the ceiling. “We hereby announce that Eugenia Trakal has been selected to participate in the EVYS Concert Orchestra.” My tears fell to the ground, my dad picked me up, and threw as high as the sky. My family was vastly proud of me and, in my perspective, hard work really does pay off and the only way you succeed is to first feel confused but then start committing and striving for what you
The surprise had been prepared by my parents; I received so many cards, congratulating me for receiving an award for second place. I felt appreciated and honored, I was also humbled by the love shown to me by all my family members. According to Erikson theory of psychosocial development, I was at the age of competence, the age where children work hard to being responsible and accomplishing challenging tasks. I really worked hard putting my all into getting it right. The feelings I felt back then, is the feeling I get whenever I excel at anything even currently to this day. The joy always comes back, and the encouraging words always ringer in mind, encouraging me to further excel.
I almost got kicked from the vocal program. Well, not exactly, but in the moment I felt as if my world was falling apart. Before I knew it, I was in a technical varsity show choir and an on level show choir at the same time. At first I couldn’t handle it all but now it has become second nature with me and I’ve been able to make countless friends doing it.
On December 5th, the University High School Show Choir and Jazz Band performed. The show that the UHS Show Choir put on turned out to be fantastic. There were seven songs that the Show Choir performed, which varied from Ella Fitzgerald as well Broadway Musicals from Anything Goes, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, and Chicago. The first number was a song called “Anything Goes” from the 1934 musical Anything Goes, which was sung by soloist, Madelene Raneses. Madelene has very good potential in her singing as well as dancing. The dancing in this performance was greatly choreographed by Mylan Biltz. Furthermore, the concert moves on with their second number, which was Ella Fitzgerald’s minor, but lovely tune, “I Got Rhythm”. This song was performed
“You made the honor roll I am so proud of you.” I looked at my my mother excitedly as she was reaching in for a generous and happy hug. I took a deep breath and found out that was the day I figured out that I can actually accomplish things. Every morning I would wake up go to school and try my hardest to do my work in school and I knew that if I kept my grades up I could play volleyball. By keeping my good grades and continuing my volleyball career that is when I got and award for most valuable player. So you can see that if I could accomplish one thing if I put my mind to it and accomplish another.
In my sixth grade year, 2015, I was sitting on the couch reading a book. Suddenly, a scream rang out. As quick as a cheetah, my mom ran into our living room and showed me her computer’s email. Excitedly, I took the computer. On it, was a few sentences congratulating me on making ILMEA orchestra. It was a music festival with a choir, a band, and obviously, a orchestra. I was so excited, I had to call my teacher, Mrs. Lafranzo. So, no more than four months later, I was in my car heading to Oswego East High School for morning practice.
My success is not limited to just skill, but the potential I have to grow even further in my current passion. Music has been a part of my identity the moment I made a commitment to it. Without music, I would have never met the people I call my friends, challenge others to prove my skill as a musician and put others in their place when they deserved to be called out. I am proud to be a part of the program. I can’t leave out something vital about
I just want to take this essay to reflect on my life for the past year. Well its November eighteenth,my birthday, today I turn 19. This time last year, I was a high school senior with a dislocated knee and dislocated patella. I didn't know what I was going to do for college. I was going to play football at Itawamba Community College but my doctor said that it was a 95% chance that I was going to hurt my knee again and when I do I would never play again. I was already going to have to get a knee replacement when I turn twenty five so i just decided to throw away my football career. My mom encouraged me to audition for the Ole Miss symphony but I was reluctant at first because violin had always been my secret side. I decided to send in a video
On Tuesday February 8th, thirteen high school band members represented our school at the Trailways South Conference Honors Band. It was held at Edgerton Performing Arts Center. The students who participated were Brett Miller, Josh Kupsche, Sierra Wirth, Chris Yezzi, Madison Graf, Tori Nizzi, Madeline Wenzel, Megan Karczewski, Noah Argus, Katie Woodward, Allison Reichert, Summer Manzke, and Arianna Wichman. The students rehearsed all day as a full band with Rick Kirby and performed later that night. It was a day filled with great music, collaborating, and lots of fun. The student performed four songs, “Three Colonial Moments”, “The Willows of the Winter,” “Call of The Wild,” and ‘Crown Imperial March.” The director of the honors band was