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Students Get Up Early for Music

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Band students performing at the Fall Concert.

Band students performing at the Fall Concert.

Band students performing at the Fall Concert.

Hayden Hogen-Esch, Reporter

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In 0 Period Band, students get to school at 7:00 every day, except Wednesdays, to play pieces of music for the next concert. There are about 50 students in the 0 Period Band, but during concerts, they play with 2nd Period Band, which is made up of only Herman kids. They don’t all play at the same time because they don’t all fit in the band room. The band gets to go to Great America for one of their competitions, Music in the Parks, which is always the last competition of the school year.

The day of the concert, which is always on a Wednesday, the bands rehearse for the concert together at 8:20 in the morning. Then they play at 7:00 pm that day. Students have to get there at 6:45 to practice a bit before. Schools participate because students go to competitions and win things–like bragging rights and a trophy–for the band. Hayden Hogen-Esch does band because it is fun, and he gets to learn how to play songs that he likes to listen to. Also because he gets to go to Great America. 

The next concert the students are performing in is the Winter Concert. It will be held in the Herman Gym on December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Here is a sneak peek at some pieces the students will play: Pachelbel’s Canon, Twenty Carols in 2 Minutes, and Hanukkah Is Here. Hayden thinks the concert will be a very good concert because he really likes the pieces.

Hayden interviewed Jeremy Van Ham, a band student, on how he likes band. Jeremy feels he works pretty hard, so it will pay off during the concert. He also says that he will do marching band in high school with Owen Schied, another band student.

Using music, you can create emotions.”

— Jeremy Van Ham

Most band students think band is great and will continue doing band in the future. Many people in band really like showing off and doing concerts. Some also have friends who are in band. Band is a great extra-curricular activity and is fun for kids.

About the Writer
Hayden Hogen-Esch, Reporter
Hayden is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. Hayden is interested in journalism because he believes that he could get rich and famous if he gets good enough to write for a big newspaper. Hayden’s interests outside of school are playing games on the Nintendo Switch and playing the Legend of Zelda. Hayden is...
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15 Responses to “Students Get Up Early for Music”

  1. Luke Pires on December 4th, 2017 8:46 AM

    I enjoyed how you were able to stay in the third-person the whole time without changing to first or second.

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  2. Owen Scheid on December 4th, 2017 8:47 AM

    Nice article! Can you tell me how you got that big quote on the side of your page?

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    Hayden Hogen-Esch Reply:

    yes, I can. come see me in ELA.

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  3. Casey Fritzen on December 4th, 2017 8:47 AM

    Nice job,Thx for telling us when it happens so if we want to join we get the idea. nice job

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  4. Arjun Mann on December 4th, 2017 8:49 AM

    Has lots of detail and is easy to understand.
    Nice!

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  5. Ethan Garcia on December 4th, 2017 8:49 AM

    It’s a good article. Well written.

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  6. Brandon Vincze on December 4th, 2017 8:51 AM

    Good, gives me info about upcoming events.

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  7. Lucas Perez on December 4th, 2017 8:52 AM

    Great how you put the 5 w’s and when you said Students Get Up Early for Music you put the time that they have to meet up at.

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  8. Ruby Carter on December 4th, 2017 8:53 AM

    The article was very intriguing and your picture and title are great! Nice job!

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  9. Mason Firebaugh on December 4th, 2017 8:57 AM

    This was a good article for people who want to join because it helps them know what they are doing

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  10. Antonio Padilla on December 4th, 2017 8:58 AM

    Good job Hayden

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  11. Hayden Hogen-Esch on December 4th, 2017 9:00 AM

    nice article! has dates, locations, times, and even a sneak preview on the pieces you will be playing!

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  12. Michael Wilkinson on December 4th, 2017 9:01 AM

    I liked the use of special quotes formating at the end of the article.

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  13. Annie on December 5th, 2017 3:23 PM

    Cool! I like the fact that we are able to see news, and all of the facts about the band are true. 😉

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  14. Elizabeth Felchlin on January 17th, 2018 9:41 AM

    I love how this article shows multiple opinions on Zero Period Band, and I really relate to this article, even though I only joined this year! I also like how you showed the commitment the Band Members made.

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