In grade seven I really enjoyed music class. I played the clarinet and was even asked by the music teacher to join the grade seven concert band. However, I couldn’t join because I was a part of another activity outside of school which took place at the same time of one of their rehearsals during the week.
During the summer I decided I no longer wanted to do this other activity, so I started to consider joining the band in grade eight. Then on one of the first days of school, the audition music was released. I took one look at it and thought there was no way I was going to make it, but with a little practice, I realized it really wasn’t so hard.
I ended up in the grade eight concert band with one of the lead clarinet spots! Nobody even noticed I hadn’t been in the band the previous year. We performed a lot of cool shows and went on a really cool trip to Montreal at the end of the year.
I’m very glad I auditioned even with my doubts. I encourage anyone who’s interested in a certain club or activity to go for it, you’ll never know what could happen if you don’t try.