This week, we wanted to highlight a great learning experience for our 8th-grade band students. Read what Grace Main has to say about it!
8th Grade Marching Band Experience by Grace Main
On September 27, the 8th Grade band had the opportunity to play with the Bloomfield Hills High School Marching Band at the BHHS football game, demonstrating the Learner Profile attribute of being COURAGEOUS. The 8th graders were courageous because before the game started, we practiced the song once over with the Marching Band, and in the first half of the game we played some stand tunes. We expressed courageousness because we had to play outside our comfort zone by playing faster, playing notes that we hadn’t seen before, and memorizing the music. On top of that, we played our song and the stand tunes in front of people, which was a bit nerve-racking, but the whole band showed how courageous we were. The 8th-grade band had a great experience, being able to play with the marching band, meeting high schoolers, and playing songs in front of a crowd, and although we didn’t get to play the song at halftime, we all had a fun time and exemplified the learner profile attribute, courageous.
Jen Teal, IB Teacher Leader, WHMS