Everyone has some sort of dream buried in their soul that burns to come alive and it starts with one small step.
Band members are competing to participate in Western International Band Clinic (WIBC), or All-Northwest, Choir members for All State, American Choral Directors Association Conference (ACDA), Orchestra students for All State, and all three for Solo Ensembles.
Kolton Kolbaba: “What helped me overcome my fear and trying out for the music event was my love of music and singing. I knew it would be an awesome experience, just trying out. I mean, nothing to lose, right?”
Morgan Lenihan: “Yeah, I was asked to. It was a new experience to compete and it was fun.”
Some students have participated in these musical extravaganzas multiple times. A person does not have to try for their dreams by themselves. Kolbaba, for instance, is performing a duet with another student.
Kolton Kolbaba: “Well, I have auditioned for All-Northwest Honor Choir once before. That was last year, and I got in thankfully (which was awesome.) Then, I auditioned for it this year, along with ACDA (All-National Honor Choir) with senior Natalie Ingersoll-Allen.”
Fear does not have to close the door of opportunity. If musicians do not meet their goals, then they can be prepared for the next time.
Amy Ueckert: “I want to go to this music event. It is fun and exciting,” To believe in oneself does not hurt or cause harm. Stepping out of your comfort zone has the potential to surprise a willing person.
Amy Ueckert: “A little bit the first time, but not after that.”
If one is driven for something in life, then one should not let the dream go. One should not let it be a dream but instead reality. A wish turns into a dream which is a key to reality.