I’m now getting ready for my last band concert in high school… ever. It’s honestly one of the most surreal things. As dorky as it sounds, being in band was the greatest thing I could have ever done. I made unforgettable friends, was given so many opportunities, and it showed me what I want to do for the rest of my life. It made me who I am today. When one thing ends, something greater will begin. Next fall, I’ll be in college studying music education, and will one day be on a stage just like that, having students of my own and hopefully impacting them the same way.
If anyone in band reads this, thank you for everything. It’s been a pleasure being in this ensemble with you. Again, as dorky as it is, band has honestly changed my life for the better. I thank freshman me so much for working up the courage to join late. I never thought I would ever be back in band, let alone conducting The Star Spangled Banner for my last concert. Let’s rock this tonight. :)