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 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.
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.