• Why We Teach Music - Tri-M Music Honor Society Student Testimonials


    Why We Teach Music



    As a student, athlete, musician, and all around person, music has only positively influenced my being and character, from childhood, to adolescence, and will no doubt continue to do so throughout the entirety of my life. Genevieve Beck (Class of 2017)



    When walking to choir in the morning, I always get excited to find out what we’re learning that day. I like hearing the harmonies when all of our voices together make a chord, wow, it sounds amazing. The rest of the day, when I’m in class, I catch myself humming to the tunes and tapping my foot to the rhythm. – Alexa Hromyak (Class of 2017)


    Music always stirs something in me that nothing else can. If I did not have music, I’m not sure what I would be doing. Music is one of my most favorite things, and I cannot imagine my life without it. – Michaela Noftz (Class of 2017)


    Music fills the empty spaces. When I want to express feelings, I play or sing music. When I am feeling creative, I make up my own music. – Allie Gerber (Class of 2017)


    From the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed, I think about music all the time. Whether it’s listening to it, practicing it, playing it, or studying it, music is one of the most important things in my life. The two highlights of my day are always going to chorus and band, and they are every single day. – George Hegedus (Class of 2017)


    Music is by far one of my favorite pastimes. I like everything about it, band camp, in school practices, and parades. I enjoy putting the music to steps and performing for the crowd on a Friday night. – David Lucas (Class of 2017)


    At the football games, everyone has fun playing the stand music and getting very competitive while watching the game. Also, during these games you can feel the pride of the community while playing the field show and it is an amazing feeling. – Monika Shimko (Class of 2017)


    If it weren’t for music and performing I really don’t know what I would do with my life. When I don’t know how to say something, I find a song that does. -Zoe Snyder (Class of 2017


    Music can provoke emotions of all sorts in people, and that makes it truly beautiful, but to me music is not the emotional songs that are played, it is a representation of hardwork and my motivation. – Emma Osenbach (Class of 2016)


    Playing music is like my own little escape from life. While playing in band I constantly get lost in the music and it does not feel like I am in school. – Adam Shumgart (Class of 2017)


    No matter what, music has always been there for me and it always will be there for me, and there is no doubt my interest in music has changed my life for the better. – Daniel Lee (Class of 2015)


    Music is arguably the pinnacle of human expression and emotional outlet, and the role music plays in my life is to connect me with other people. – Jacob Gursky (Class of 2015)


    Music provides immense joy and entertainment for me. Music is usually the highlight of my day, and I do not know what I would do without it. -Patrick McMullen (Class of 2016)


    I have gained so many things from my music such as discipline, dedication and so much more. Music has helped me become who I am today, and for that I will be forever thankful. -Alysa Schappell (Class of 2017)


    I love every piece of music I have the chance to experience-even if it is a huge challenge, and I am glad for it. Without music I would not know dedication, patience, cooperation, creativity, or true happiness. -Hannah Betz (Class of 2017)


    Music has inspired me to motivate others and to be a better player than I was yesterday. – Kendra Boyle (Class of 2017)


    Whenever I sing or even listen to music, it makes me feel like I can take on the entire world. – Sarah Jones (Class of 2016)







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