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My Musical Journey
Not only that, but, my mom is an amazing singer and her side of the family is full of musicians. They were inspiring, so, in third grade I joined chorus and stuck with it. Yes, I’m that chorus girl in disguise that’s was playing in my high school band for a year. You see, I wanted to join both band and chorus in middle school but I wasn’t allowed. So, I joined choir, picked up the guitar again, and started learning piano. I’ve been in All-County Choir, All State Choir, multiple Solo & Ensembles, as well as Talent Shows and song writing contests. I actually won an online song writing contest for my song “Consider Me More” that I wrote back in middle school which included the usual singing accompanied by guitar. Now, I play five different instruments including my voice, guitar, piano, bass, and clarinet. I can’t say that I play violin yet because I am only learning it right now. In choir, I’ve certainly hit the top in high school and took position as Student Conductor in the Pine Ridge Choir. I say that because I have had many chances and practice in directing my choir at my director's discretion while while they were absent or sick and I even entered the student conductor section in Solo & Ensemble where I had to prepare and teach a song all by myself to an ensemble and then conduct it in front of a judge. In band, I improved a lot and have been honored to be our band librarian. I didn’t take up band or the clarinet till halfway through my junior year when I needed to fill a class period in my schedule. I was really scared about it for several reasons. One, I’ve never played clarinet before. Two, I didn’t know these people and quite frankly the band was intimidating yet impressive. And, three, I had to balance it with choir. It was a really tough decision, but now, I know I made the right choice...even though the first semester I took was awkward with a certain someone. However, I’ve grown a lot musically since I joined band. It was tough at first, but now…I absolutely love it. I feel like I’ve learned so much more about music that I never knew before and I'm really glad I had the opportunity to be a part their musical family as well. Now if I can only figure out which family I want to nurture. I'm sure I will eventually, just need to figure out how to...figure it out...Yes.
Started at Sunrise Elementary
Monday, Aug. 12th 2002 at 5am
Deltona, FL, United States
In third grade, I joined the school choir. I remember holding this yellow piece of paper and contemplating on auditioning. I think that was my first ever audition and I was...kind of scared...but really excited because I wanted to be able to sound as wonderful as my mom does. That's when my passion started to really grow. There was something really amazing about being part of that elementary choir and I think that was...just the feeling of being accepted into something.
After that, I also became a part of the Sunrise Flippin' Dolphins, a tumbling/gymnastics team at school. If I had better resources, I probably would've continued gymnastics.
Instead, I ended up buying my first guitar, a teal FirstAct acoustic, at eight years old with my own birthday money and the intent of becoming a rock-star. It made me feel really cool despite getting bullied in daycare. I would practice every single day and then my dad got me my first half-size guitar, a beginner's Johnson acoustic guitar. He got himself one as well and we went to lessons every Monday night for a few months. Due to a disagreement between him and the store, we stopped going. So, I gave up for awhile and had to re-teach myself in 5th grade. Then the economy crashed and things got really hard.
Started Heritage Middle School
Monday, Aug. 16th 2010 at 7am
Deltona, FL, United States
I attended a ton of socials. I was pretty weird. I was bullied. I volunteered for the library a lot, it kind of became another home to me as well as the choir room. I also joined the Yearbook staff for two years in a row and I was proud that a ton of my photos got in. I took up keyboarding class and even a dance class but I quit the dance class after being pushed around by some other kids.
I would read a lot too, I finished the Twilight Saga in a week's time, the Harry Potter series in a month, and the Percy Jackson series in another. I was obsessed with Twilight to the point where those books never left my hands. I didn't even want to eat dinner, I just wanted to read and soak in everything. It was my escape when things went sour and they did often.
Honestly, my middle school years weren't the best. But, that's pretty common.
Joining The Nations.
This was taken by my friend Brittany, also a clarinet player. I had to switch quickly between band and choir uniform during a concert and she wanted to take a picture as I was on my way to putting away my clarinet in my choir dress.
Taken by my friend Lizzy. I love this picture of me playing piano at Solo & Ensemble, I received an excellent that day.
Guitar has always been my main instrument...however, I'm not all that familiar with guitar scales...I can play all 12 major ones on piano and clarinet, but not guitar.
Joining The Nations.
School House Rock
The first and only musical I have been in.
My high school choir was lucky enough to be invited to sing in Carnegie Hall in New York City! I was very to lucky to be able to fundraise and go.
We got to sing at City Hall during my 5th grade year. We also got to meet the Mayor of Deltona.