What if I make mistakes? what if I'm last chair concert band?
I walked into Westlake High School on a Saturday afternoon in late fall of 2015. I was heading inside to audition for concert band again
I had been nervous about this audition all day during school. I didn't have a very good track records with auditions. I normally make myself so anxious that it's hard to focus and play
after warming up in the practice room for 15 minutes it was my turn to audition. I slow down the tempo quite a bit, but I play through all of my audition material with few mistakes...until, my clarinet lets out the ugliest squeak! will this ruin the audition for me?
I tried to control my instrument after that and struggled. that one mistake really did throw me off guard and my playing really struggled after that. I was sure at that point that the teacher had already assigned me to the lower band.
after the looong week wait between audition and results I walked into the building, not feeling very confident. and I make my way to the board placements are posted.
I checked the list and saw my name on the top level band list! I proudly grabbed my clarinet and joined my new band for the first time! it was a challenge, but in the end my hard work payed off!