You Ready For Your Solo And Last Concert

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“Are you ready for your solo and last concert?” I half smiled at him and nodded, feeling a bit emotional, remembering why I was doing this in the first place. I suddenly felt calm, and I was ready for anything. He nodded his head, indicating it was time. I took a deep breath, smiled, and walked out with my violin that I have grown so accustomed to in my hand, feeling the rush of cool air on my face. My conductor’s loud claps could be heard from behind the stage, which was followed by an eruption of applause from the audience. Once I got to my spot I bowed and tuned the orchestra: the plain sound of the A string ringing across the concert hall. After everyone was tuned, we all seated to wait for the arrival of our conductor. He came out and we all stood up and clapped. While everyone sat down, I stayed standing, walking over to the edge of the stage. I looked around my surroundings again once more, embracing myself for the moment. The crowd had suddenly turned into blurs, blending between the lights. I had suddently felt a little better about playing. The conductor raised his baton up, looked and smiled at me in reassurance, raised my instrument up, and I took in a deep breath.
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I became obsessed with my music. I would come home every day after practice and would practice even more. I was involved with my school chamber orchestra, Strolling Strings, youth orchestra, and eventually in the Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra. I used all of these orchestra groups to

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