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The Importance Of Jumping

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I have played trumpet since I was in fourth and when it came time to enter high school it also came time to put my efforts into auditioning for district band. This is a long, strenuous process that starts six months before the actual audition. My success with this first audition came as a shock. Most people perform poorly simply because it is their first time auditioning. However, I had received a brilliant score, a spot in district band, and all the praise and confidence that comes with it. The experience was motivating and I knew I would do anything to be a part of it year after year. Unfortunately, the next year I failed the audition. It was devastating to have practiced all those months and not feel rewarded. It did not feel worth all of

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