Where I Live and What I Live For

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Kris Crozier
Reichenbach
Ap11/English 101
12 January 2014
Where I Live and What I Live For There are many places that I could say that I live: a house, Twin Falls, or even America. None of those places are where I put my life and devotion to every single day. I live in the band room, not physically but in the way were my head is always overflowing with new ideas of how to make the previous piece I just played even better, full of how to conduct the piece I am listening on the radio or on my Ipod. The band room is where I go to let all emotions go and feel the power of music take control of me both physically and mentally. Every time I pick up my bassoon, my oboe, or my baton I feel the need to play out and warm the ears around me to the sound of what makes me who I am. Every time I sit at a piano I play each and every key with precision and care so as to make as little mistakes as possible and to let out each and every ounce of stress built up over the days. Even when I am outside of the band room, my mind enters a metaphorical one that it can wander around and enjoy until I am able to go back for another day’s worth. Many things do I also live for: food, family, my church, reading, etc., but what I spend every minute of my life thinking about is conducting. I live to conduct music. Anyone can make music but can they control it? Conducting a band or orchestra or even a choir gives you the power over what is being sung or played. Conducting is an art that paints a picture into the mind of a listener. The instruments make the sound but would not know when to play or how to play it without someone to show them exactly that. If there is but one thing that I wish I could do in this lifetime it is to conduct the “Wicked” pit orchestra. The music that they play for that particular musical is outright phenomenal and portrays exactly what is going on in the play. So much love and passion do I have for conducting that I hope to one day make it my profession. One

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