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It's hard to believe that this will be my last year marching with this program. I've learned so much since I started marching here at Colony. Being in this band program feels like a family every rehearsal and every performance we have. We have a bond and a vibe that makes this band feel like a family. I can't to see how much this band will improve in the future
This was my favorite show from 2017!! I wish that I was apart of that group and learning with them!! This show should've been given a silver medal for this show(they recieved bronze). I've learned all of the snare music for this show and it's really fun to play and learn!! Can't to attend the auditions next month!! Hope I could march with them!!
My second hobby...I am a drummer. I started drumming my freshman year during the fall in 2014. I had no experience whatsoever. Like I didn't understand a thing about drumline not until towards the end of my sophomore year. I started to understand the vibe and what drumline is: it's not about playing cool beats or anything...it's keeping the band alive because we are in charge of the tempo. So on this website that you see, I've learned so many things from that website that is making me better and better everyday. Big thank you to my old instructors Evan Espanto and David Miranda
Freshman Year: Bass
Sophomore Year: Snare
Junior Year: Snare
Senior Year: Snare
I am also the drum captain for the 2017-2018 drumline for the Colony Titan Regiment
My first hobby...I'm into card magic...or illusions. I've been into magic since I was in 7th grade. It takes a lot of practice just to perfect one little act/trick because you don't to be performing a trick that you just learned and then show it to someone right away. It could 2-3 weeks just to perfect one trick. Magic is not an easy thing to do, but it's really worth it practicing this kind of talent.
(This is a website where I buy most of my playing cards and other products I need)
I've been wanting to audition for this drum corp since I was sophomore. I can't
attend any of the auditions because the auditions took place all the way in Concord, CA, which is about a 7 hour drive from here in Ontario. I look up to this group a lot because a lot of the teachers that have been teaching me here at Colony, was apart of The Concord Blue Devils and now they teach the ensemble. This group also has the highest scores of all ever since DCI started in the 70s. I hope to be apart of this group and become just like my teachers and instructors.
This is a drumline group/PIW(Percussion Independent World) group that I would like to audition for. Being in these kinds of groups takes a lot work. My drumline teachers that have been teaching me the past 3-4 years was apart of that group and I want to be just like them. I really love drumming and I love performing for people.
I watch this video a lot because this is the kind of vibe that the drumline, or band, needs everyday. The vibe isn't as fun as this group that you see here in this video because that's world class. But it would be better if we could have a vibe like those better groups. I also watch it because I want to be apart of that group after high school. It's important to always have a good time with a group of 60-100 people.
I love learning new DCI (Drum Corp International) or WGI (Winter Guard International) music. There is a YouTube channel, Vic Firth Marching, I'm subscribed to and they post videos of things we could learn or enjoy watching. I usually look for the "Learn the Music" videos because it's fun learning new pieces of music that I've never played. I learn the music because it's really fun to learn and helps me with my sight reading. Learning music is something I love doing.
I don't read very much, but I do enjoy reading J.K. Rowling's books. I've always read the Harry Potter books since I was in elementary school. I like reading this because there's always conflict that gets confused and the I have to read the story again to understand what happened! The Harry Potter books are mysterious too me because of these conflicts that happen in the book.
I don't really have a favorite song, but I listen to this song the most. I always listen to this song if I'm really busy. The song keeps me moving and doesn't stop me from doing what I'm doing. I also listen to this song on car rides because it relaxes my mind. Good song to listen too