Becoming A Band Director Essay

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As I prepare for graduation from high school and pursue my goal of becoming a band director, I realize that I have at least six years of academics left to achieve my goal. During the next six years, I intend to obtain not only a bachelor’s degree in Music Education but a master's degree as well. I initially plan to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello. After obtaining my masters, I shall pursue my doctorate from the University of Texas.
I am applying for this scholarship to help defray the cost of my continuing education I understand having these goals without a plan makes them nothing but a wish. Therefore, upon graduation this May, I anticipate touring with the nationally renowned Crossman Drum and Bugle Corp. This will broaden my horizons and will enhance my music ability.
Since my first formal band program in fifth grade, I have had a propensity for music. I plan to instill this passion in young people. I have auditioned with the band directors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and secured a spot in their concert, marching, and jazz band. The band directors have expressed an interest in my learning to play the bass trombone, a new instrument for me, having played
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And, to leave a legacy of music and performance in which my music and my history is studied in music theory classes in the future. But most of all, I hope to touch the minds and souls of students during my career inspiring them to aspire to greatness and never settling for mediocrity. After establishing myself as a band director, I would like to conduct a few pieces for a world renowned symphony such as the London Symphony Orchestra. Once I become financially able, I would like to start a drum and bugle corps based in Arkansas, allowing Arkansas band students the opportunity to perform at a substantially higher

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