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My Favorite Hobby

One of my favorite hobbies is cello. I have been with my cello for about 4 years. I have gone through many things with it. Starting from my first concert to Region 18 and so on. I have several reasons why I love the cello.

One of the reasons why I chose to play the cello was because of the beautiful sound. Our family comes from a music background so I knew that the cello was perfect for me. When I was in 4th grade, I remember selecting my instrument. The reason why I chose the cello was because I loved how it produced such a rich, sweet sound when you glide the bow over the string. When you gently press your fingers over the fingerboard, the instrument created a sweet melody. That’s why I chose the cello. There has been many memories I’ve had with the cello. One of them is Region 18. The first time I participated in Region was in 6th grade. During Region, I was so nervous. I have never done anything like this before! I thought, what am I going to do! In the end, I finally got through it. I actually didn’t do that bad as I thought I would. To me, my cello is like  a second sister to me. It’s always there to rely on.

Another reason why I love to play the cello is because I also like to participate in orchestras. I like to go to AYO which stands for Austin Youth Orchestra. AYO has 6 orchestras. Currently, I am in the 2nd highest which is the Philharmonic Orchestra. We get to play fun pieces and in the second semester we get to play with the band. Last Sunday, was our spring concert. We went to AISD’s brand new PAC. It was really cool, and it sounded amazing. There was also 2 screens on each side and was like whoa. Participating in orchestras is really fun especially if it’s with the band. Then it sounds way cooler. I really like to enjoy creating and sharing music together with other talented players.

In conclusion, I love to play the cello whether it’s by myself or with others. It really helps me feel the music more and share it with others. The cello has been with me for a long time. I hope that the cello will last with me till forever.

My Summer in 2014

Last summer I went to Disney World with my school orchestra. Every other year the top orchestra can go to Disney World.

It was really fun this year. We traveled to Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and last but not least Animal Kingdom. I had an amazing experience there. I got to see the big Cinderella Castle, the food was pretty good too and we got to eat a lot of ice cream, and the rides were really exciting. I remembered on one of the rides we had to wait 3 hours! But it was worth it.

We also got to go to Universal Studios. It was so big that my friends and I kept getting lost. It turned out we were walking in circles! My favorite rides on this trip were The Hulk (from Universal Studios), Space Mountain, Mount Everest, and much more! We preformed in Disney Downtown where we saw many people come and watch.

On the last day we got to watch the firework show and the nighttime parade. That night was very memorable. There was so many people that my friends had to piggy back me so I could see. Time passed by so fast in such a short period. As you can see I had a lot of fun last summer.

All Region Orchestra

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This Saturday I must go to Lamar Middle School for Region. It’s where you play 3 excerpts in front of 58 other middle school students. There will be a curtain or something to block the judges from seeing you. The judges will judge you from your 3 excerpts that you will play. After you play you will wait for 3 hours for everyone else to be done. Later on your seat order will be arranged and it will be split into 2 orchestras, Symphony and Philharmonic. I’m hoping to get into Symphony! Symphony is higher than Philharmonic. I’m really nervous for All Region. So… wish me luck! (Btw I play the cello.)

Have you had to do something that made you nervous? If so, what was it?