I wish there was something that someone could say to help me feel less empty, but I don’t really believe anything anyone says anymore. What’s the point? Why trust anyone? Everyone leaves, anyway. So, so few care like they say they do. I’m seriously losing hope in the human race and peoples’ capacity to feel sympathy for one another. Music’s the only thing that won’t let me down anymore. Maybe a...
Marching Band Challenge - Day 5
Day 5: What was your favorite song to play? Mambo from West Side Story. Def. There was one set called the “Park & Blow.” Priceless. Freshman year on piccolo = win. <3 As much as I love conducting, there are certainly times when I miss marching. Looking back on freshman year is one of those times.
Marching Band Challenge - Day 4
Day 4: Did you high step or roll step? Roll step is where it’s at! We used to do Cavies style with our old director for our backwards march, so we’d roll backwards, but with our new director, we go on our toes like most high schools do.
Marching Band Challenge - Day 2/3
Day 2: What are your school colors? Cardinal & Gray, yo. Day 3: Post a picture of you in your band uniform. Drum Majors 2010-2011 :)
Marching Band Challenge - Day 1
Day 1: What instrument do you play? If we’re getting technical… Flute, piccolo, alto sax, and learning piano. Freshman year in marching band, I got to march piccolo. It was a super big honor, and sophomore year I auditioned for drum major. Unexpectedly, I made it! It was two other seniors and myself. My life has completely turned around since I became drum major, and it is something...
15 Day Marching Band Challenge →
ktrues: heckyeahtumblrchallenges: What instrument do you play? What were your school colors? Post a picture of you in your band uniform. Did you high step or roll step? What was your favorite song to play? Did you like your band director? Did you like your drum majors? What did you dislike… Challenge Accepted. Starting tonight.
Physically and mentally sick and tired. This is tough.
an hour of Tumblr
7PM-ish? (Inspired by Sammie’s stream-of-consciousness post) I think I’ve been scrolling through Tumblr for half an hour. The view outside my window almost looks fake. As much as I hate the snow, it’s kind of beautiful outside. I really don’t like missing school and being sick, but I just needed to sleep. I’ve slept just about all day, had the scariest dream...
I hate this a lot. Sometimes trying is useless. In this case, it certainly is.
All I ask is for people to be real. For people to tell me what’s up, no matter how bad or good it is. When people tell me to my face that they’re okay with me, and then go behind my back and say they’re NOT actually okay with me, it deeply offends me. “Honesty is the best policy.” -Earl Bush Awesome words from an awesome man. In all seriousness, though, I wish...
“The Drum Major Instinct" →
stevenevens: King’s “Drum Major Instinct” sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily “Drum-Major Instincts” by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, downplaying his famous achievements and...
Couple o' things.
1. I will be performing with the Waukegan Symphony for their Youth Concert on April 9th. No audition required; a good friend of mine is in it and he talked to them about me soloing! I will be doing the Mozart Concerto in D. 2. I miss my Allstate friends dearly. I talked to Corey for a great length of time today, texted Grant, wrote on Nadia’s wall, and whole bunch of other stuff. 3. I love...