Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Senior Year! AHHHHH!

So senior year is a blast! It's going by so fast all I can see is a blur! Our band field show is coming together nicely! And there is a choir concert one week from tomorrow. But what really has made this year amazing, is that I got a lead part in the district musical! We had our first practice today, with just the Narrators, (three other girls plus me! :)) and there is practice almost every single day until the shows! which start in November. The musical we are producing is called Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat! It is so much fun and there is a whole bunch of amazing dancing and different genres of music! There's a calypso, and some rock and roll, and some french cabaret! So the next two months of my life are going to be so completely stressful and amazing that I can't even comprehend it! So, here is what I get to accomplish (hopefully!) in the next two months!

  • Production of the musical,
  • 5 all- day band competitions, (not to mention two three hour practices a week!)
  • Youth group band,
  • Choir concert,
  • Jazz concert,
  • My rock band called Innerceed, ( heck to the yes!)
  • Various friends who I MUST hang out with,
  • Powderpuff football, (pulls fist down dramatically)
  • and various other things I don't know about yet.
So, in a way, I have absolutely have no life other than the above listed. But I've found that I feel bored and listless when I don't have a bunch of stuff going on so this schedule fits me perfectly. So to all of you out there who sit on the computer doing nothing but reading peoples blogs, go out and get involved in something! The reason I blog is because I need to write down what I've done so I can learn from my own mistakes and so others can learn from them too. Wouldn't you want to go do something awesome rather than read about someone doing something awesome! So please, go do something. It is worth it. :)

Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a 
man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will 
accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under 
the sun.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Band Camp! :)

Okay so this one time at band camp... never mind that I wont go there. :) But really, I did go to band camp and it was awesome! The show we are marching is ridiculously hard, but not impossible. The best part of it all is the fact that you get rock hard calves by the end of camp. I learned some very important lessons at band camp as well, so I thought I would clue you in:
1) Don't put a leaky water bottle filled with gatorade in a backpack filled with everything you need for the day.
2) Make sure the pool you go to for Taco Tuesday is a pool you can throw people into.
3) Don't make the band teacher angry.
4) DO NOT fall off the stage. (especially in front of people)
5) Watch where you are going when you are carrying a bass drum.
So if anybody needs some good tips for their future band camp, I hope this helps you out. I wish I had known this stuff when I started band camp this year. It would have made my life a lot easier. :)
But I guess it's the experience of screwing up thats the most memorable part of band camp, even though I did get to shave a kids head. :) It is important that the bad things happen, because if they didn't, one, I wouldn't really know what to talk about right now, and two, I don't have to screw up later when it matters more. So I guess I should be thankful for the horrible experiences of band camp. John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Until next time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The first of many- hopefully :)

Hello all! This is my first blog, so forgive me if it sucks.
First of all I would like to give you a small introduction of who I believe I am at the moment. Obviously my name is Kat, but my real name is Kathryn. When I started my freshman year of high school, I decided to change my image. So I introduced myself as Kat, which stuck pretty well, as it is my Senior year and I still go by it. Also, I decided that I would talk to people, and people would talk to me. I now speak the regular amount of words per day but before high school, this didn't always happen. But I should probably talk more about my life now considering that nightmare was four years ago.
Okay, I'll try again.
So, finally after all the years of waiting and hoping and dreaming I am a Senior! Hallelujah and praise the Lord! Of course, now that I'm there, it is kind of scary. like the fact that I have to pick the place I want to live and learn for the next four years of my life! I have decided that I must escape Washington, so my four choices are between Vanderbilt, Trevecca Nazarene University, (both in Nashville, TN) Arizona State, and Point Loma, (in Southern California). I envy those of you who have it narrowed down to one or two colleges, but there are just so many decisions!
I'll have to figure it out in the next couple months, but that is only one aspect of this year. The district musical will have auditions soon after school starts, not to mention that my marching band is almost finished with band camp (there will be a band camp blog, I promise) and youth group will start soon, plus I hope to get my rock band back together, (who officially can play three whole songs!) so this year is very, very full.
Although there will be many struggles, conflicts, and pure chaos this year, I am stoked for it to start! So I hope my blog didn't suck, and I hope anyone who reads this will want to read some more stuff.
"There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God," Ecclesiastes 2:24