Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's my birthday! Had a lot of fun today...we had a half day in school so I came home at 11, and instead of classes we watched a movie. We watched "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" which isn't the happiest movie in the world. It's a holocaust movie. Anyway, today was fun. My favorite food for dinner tonight, ZITI. YUM! Oh and tonight I'm going to see Beauty and the Beast the musical at my school.

My high school's acting troupe is SO good. They put on REALLY good shows.

I don't have anything to I guess I'll just update whenever!
Stay Musical :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011 a sad day.

Now, you're probably thinking "why is today a sad day?" WELL I'll tell you. First off, today is the first day of spring. I'm terribly disappointed and mourning. But I bet some of you are doing happy dances chanting "NO MORE SNOW!" But hey. Winter is my favorite and now it's over. Second thing is now ski season is over. I went on my last ski trip last Sunday March 13th. We went to Mount! I had so much fun. But whoa hey I forgot. I'm explaining sad things. Sad things aren't fun. So number three on the list of reasons as to why this day is a sad day is because spring means the last season before summer. Sure I get it, summer is exciting because it's a whole three month vacation. Here's what I don't get. It's a three month vacation anticipated by kids around the world. And once it comes, the first week and a half are SO nice to be off from school. After that, complete boredom. I am the only rational kid I know that thinks ahead to the boring days of summer. I HATE SUMMER. So anyways, in four days my birthday is coming up. I'm turning 14, yup that's right. Now only 3 years until I can drive? YES! My mom keeps reminding me that she's not old enough to have a kid as old as me. Going to high school next year, possibly getting a first job sometime soon. Personally, I'm excited. 14 is my lucky number. Which ultimately means that it'll be my lucky year. In my head anyway. So according to my countdown, 41 days until my NYSSMA solo. That means 40 more days to practice, and 5 more lessons in school with my teacher before then. I really don't think I'm ready. And also 19 more days until all county concert. OH! And I'm now in the talent show. But what is my act you ask? well I'm performing EVOLUTION OF DANCE. Ya know that guy on YouTube Judson Laipplay? I'll post the video under BAND SONGS just so you can watch what I'm doing. Well I think I wrote a good size essay for today's post, so I'm gonna go. Thanks for reading!
Stay Musical :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Confusion Much?

Alright I need to clear things up. The music I have for all the bands I'm in seems to constantly be changing but here we go...the finalized version...

7/8 Band:
Mozart has been removed, and another classical piece will take it's place. We're still deciding.
The Great Steamboat race by Robert W. Smith
The Crown of Castile by Johnnie Vinson

Jazz Band:
Harlem Nocturne Arranged by Peter Blaire
Gimme Some Lovin' by Spencer davis, Muff Winwood, and Steve Winwood
Sunday Morning Arranged by Roy Phillippe

All County:
John Williams:Movie Adventures by John Williams
Chant and Tribal Dance by David Shaffer
Zing! Boom! by Brad Carroll
Under the Rice Moon by Victor Lopez

Bourree by J.S. Bach

I'll try to put ALL of them in the BAND SONGS tab on top, but I can't promise they'll all be there.
I will let you know what the song that's replacing Mozart is...
So NYSSMA is 6 weeks away, All County is 3 weeks away, and I don't even know when my regular concert is. Anyway, that was it. I just wanted to clear that up.
Stay Musical :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hey there :)

Hi! Winter break came and I wish it was longer. I had fun! I went to the Country House, and we (my cousin KT, grandpa, uncle, and little brother Tyler) went skiing at Belleayre mountain. We went sledding on the big hill in the back yard too. That was fun. But to start off my vacation before all the skiing, I went on an overnight retreat with my church. THAT was fun. There was 20 kids there total, and 6 high schoolers that basically ran the whole thing. It was WAY more fun than I thought it was going to be. Yes it was a church retreat, but it wasn't all church based things. I'm glad I went.
But...break is over and I'm back to school...until spring break that is ;)
So I found out that in all county we are not doing the song Fire Dance because we played that last year for all county. So a new song was ordered and I'll let you know what that song is when I get it!
Jazz band rehearsal today. I feel like we haven't had a rehearsal in awhile. But we sound pretty good. We still need work for the concert, but it's good.
Now, my NYSSMA solo. I will openly admit I haven't been practing enough. Not NEARLY enough. It needs SO much work. But I definately can't wait until the last minute. I NEED TO PRACTICE!
SKI CLUB! We had it the Friday before break, and it was alot of fun. Kinda short on snow, but nevertheless fun. This Friday is th last Ski Club at Jiminy Peak. :( BUT! We get to go on a big trip on a Saturday to Mount Snow! WOOHOO!!! SOO MUCH FUN! And guess what. They have this thing called the waffle cabin. It's at the bottom of the slope so you can just ski right up to it and they serve the world's best Belgium waffles...dipped in chocolate. And to top it all off, they have hot chocolate too. SO good.
Well, that's it. I'm gonna go so I can watch GLEE....yes I watch Glee. It's not that bad. Don't hate until you tried it. ;)
Stay Musical :)