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    Upon learning the position of Drum Major has an opening, I did not immediately consider pursuing it. Simply being able to play my instrument in band was enjoyment enough, or so I thought. Pondering the idea more thoroughly, I came upon the realization of all that I could accomplish musically holding the position of Drum Major. I realize that this opportunity has many potential benefits in regards to my future. Being Drum Major would allow me the opportunity to hold a broader leadership position in

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    Drum Major Essay

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    Drum Major (Not That) Rough Draft When someone asks me what marching band means to me, it’s very difficult to come up with a simple answer that everyone can understand. Marching band means belonging to something bigger and more worthwhile than just a “team”; It means having a stake in something that is a treasured part of both our school and our community. Even if it means going to bed feeling every muscle in my body ache and knowing I may wake up feeling worse, I always look forward to doing it

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    Drum Major Qualities

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    “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” --John Maxwell. Drum Majors and Section Leaders are renowned for their ability to lead by example, poise, and demeanor. As band camp begins, the Drum Major assists the directors by teaching the incoming marchers basic marching skills and help refresh the rest of the band members on their marching as well. The Section Leaders help their section be comfortable with our challenging music before the band rehearsals

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    Drum Major Research Paper

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    language. That is the reason why I fell in love with music. With this being said, marching bands use music’s universality and takes it a step further: they combine sound and visuals to illustrate different journeys for their audiences. I want to become Drum Major because I want to continue being “the best band in the land.” This year’s marching season was rough because everyone was used to having Mr. Conley leading band camp; with him gone during the

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    the two precipitated deep impressions in my whistle; better to bite down inside than outside. New muscles were forming in my arms, stronger and more precise every day. I looked out at eighty sets of frustrated and tired eyes. It was my job as drum major to take these eighty marchers with their multitude of attitudes and unite them under the umbrella of productivity. When they let up, I push harder. When they push, I push harder. When they push harder, I push harder. On and off the field, I am

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    Cultural Anthropology

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    Cultural Anthropology Almost all cultures world wide have highly developed traditions of music and dance. According to Mari Womack, author of Being Human: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, music and dance carry much importance within a culture. "As do other artistic forms, music and dance reflect cultural and social organization. Cultural values can be conveyed in the words of a song, and the performance of a song or a dance is dependent on the social context" (Womack 226). Music and

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    Student Leadership

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    students to be of good character and strong mind. However, none of these can compare to the demands on the drum major. The drum major is the student leader of the band, and he is, at the same time, a role model, a teacher, a friend to all, an excellent musician, a performer, a liaison between the band and the director, the director’s chief “gopher,” and the chief morale officer. The drum major leads the marching band in the halftime show and during rehearsals, but as the above list demonstrates

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    Exceptional leaders lead by example. As a second year Marching Hawk, I have set an exceptional example with my exceptional attitude. As a sophomore I am given the opportunity to model leadership to not only the freshman in my section but also the band. I feel I am a good role model for them because I show my dedication to the band, and I encourage mutual respect with all of the bandies. During the 2016-2017 marching season, I would tell myself that no matter what had happened during the school day

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    In this current year of National Honor Society, we didn't have a treasurer, which added more responsibility, tasks, and stress to the current officers, and advisors. Having a treasurer this upcoming year will make it easier for both upcoming officers and advisors. I, Quaja Wimbleduff, would make an excellent Treasurer for National Honor Society. My goal for being treasurer is to ensure that National Honor Society’s money is properly balanced, and distributed. For the past two years

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    “He looks like a chicken,” one senior drama club member, Elizabeth, observed. “A lot of people think I’m a rude dude for calling Terry a chicken.” Elizabeth defended herself, “Really though, Chicken is just a fun nickname! Terry is like the little brother I never had; I wanted to give him a fun name. Chicken is a fun word, and so I like to call people chickens. It was only after I’d been calling him Chicken for a few weeks when I realized that he actually looked kind of like one.” Elizabeth’s

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    Personal Narrative- Marching Band Competition This season was only the second year that I had been in marching band, even though we did do parades in middle school. The year before, I was selected to be drum major of the upcoming marching season. I was excited to meet the challenge of getting back to the state championships. It was also nerve-racking because I felt if we didn't make it to state, it would be my fault. To be truthful, later on I experienced both sentiments from some of the most

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    Teamwork and Bureaucracy

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    how to do the drills, and play the music. We also learned how to rely on our squad members to find our positions on the field. As an individual, I learned that there is a type of bureaucracy in marching band. If a squad did not listen to the drum majors or the director, the whole band would be required to redo the drill. However, if the band listened to all of the directions, the final performance would turn out even better. Depending on the director, all of the band members could receive punishment

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    my high school career came my sophomore year when I decided to try out for the role of drum major in my high school band. This decision was very tough to make due to the fact that I was a sophomore, and although I already had three years of experience under my belt as a band member at Northview High School, I knew that it would be very tough to earn the respect of my peers if I succeeded in becoming drum major. Out of the three years I had spent in the band, the biggest influence on my decision to

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    I had not yet understood; it embraced me. I knew that with my heart set for the top, I could aim for the highest rank and title: the drum major. Three years of dedication, three years of practice, three years of growth- it all seemed like eternity to the

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    “Drum majors is your band ready?” The announcer questioned as we finally settled into our places. Our drum majors nodded, and gave each other their signal that they were ready. We got into our starting positions, and began our show. It went smoothly the whole time. I didn’t think any band members made any errors. All I could think about was how itchy my uniform was. We left the field to watch other bands perform their last shows. Alayna and I sat down next to Dreyton and patiently waited for

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    No Time For I'm Sorrys

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    No Time For I'm Sorrys As the leaves turn to brilliant colors of orange and yellow and begin their descent to the Earth, the area around the football stadium is filled with the resonate sound of horns and drums. Every afternoon and Saturday, the Goshen High School marching band gathers to fine tune its skills for upcoming games and competitions. To those of us outside of the band culture, the grueling labor and long hours seem excessive, but, to many of the band members, nothing exists that

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    And why did Dr. King referred to himself as a drum major for different causes. A drum major is the leader of the marching band during rehearsals and in performance. His/her job is to carry-out the instructions of the band director and other instructional staff regarding what needs to be done with the band. Rick Wilson (2008) Dr. King wanted to be remembered as a Drum Major for Justice. He implored his congregation to remember his attempts to feed the hungry

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    Why I Should Be a Drum Major - Ethan James This is more or less the sharing of my opinions and ideas and will not be a typical essay. I am not a perfect person, it would be an unreasonable expectation. I wholeheartedly believe that I should be a drum major. I believe that I am qualified, that I am the right guy for the job. Take this as you will. I'm not trying to be arrogant…. but I am confident that I will be a good drum major. Our marching band is not perfect, but I believe that it's mostly

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    Love Child

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    Mhlophe herself, in her foward to the Love Child collection of writings, refers to these writings as "this journey of my life's experiences." This aptly captures the major theme of these works. The two works under discussion, 'Transforming Moments' and 'Love Child', both reflect back onto Mhlophe's life's experiences. However each of her stories reflect back in a different way. Transforming moments is a direct recollection and narrative of her experiences at age seventeen in standard nine at boarding

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    instruments is the first musical instrumentation introduced to the world. To this date there are countless percussion instruments. Each group of instruments has a different ethnic origin and history in different societies. From the shallow drums of fourth century B. C. to the giant cot rattles of the fifteenth century, percussion instruments have had a unique history. Percussion instruments have had an extensive background on many factors of their sound, and playing style. All percussion

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