One Day Changes a Life

One day in fifth grade, our music teacher told us about band and said we should join it, but before we decided, she gave us all instruments to try, so we can see which one we liked the most. Instantly, I gravitated to an instrument called the Baritone/Euphonium. Both are basically the same thing, but with one major difference: a euphonium produces a richer, darker sound than the baritone. When I decided to start playing it, I had no idea that my dad, his sister, his mom, and his dad all played the euphonium. My parents also had a picture of four-year-old me picking up this hunk of metal that was about half of my size and playing it. The music teacher that was letting kids play many instruments told my parents that I was really good for my age and that I should continue playing it. All of that, I can’t even remember, and yet, I still ended up choosing that instrument for myself. That one moment changed my life forever, and now my life is all about playing the euphonium.

This picture is important to me because this is a reminder of when, where, and how my life really started. Without this moment, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

This piece, written by Gustav Holst, takes the seven other planets in our solar system and gives them human characteristics. I like to listen to the movement that corresponds to what I am feeling at that moment.

One day, I hope to be able to play the Euphonium for a living. Playing at concerts all across the globe. I would also like to be able to teach other aspiring Euphonium players.

These people inspire me because they show me what I could become. I have the same potential to do what they do, and I should try my best to get to their level.

I like visiting Europe because that is where most of my family lives. Whenever I come back, I feel like I’m going on a very long vacation. When I go back, on the other hand, it feels like I’m returning home.
The US has its many, upon many flaws (ex. Donald Trump), and new flaws come up time and time again, but that does not mean this country isn’t trying to fix them.
This country is one of the most technologically advanced countries of the world. That should be something the US is proud of. It’s no small achievement, it’s the next step to a more advanced age of civilisation.
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