Oh my goodness. Music is my everything and I could talk about it all day. Music has always ran in my family and it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Besides listening to the radio, my very first experience with music was on the drum set. My dad owned a pretty good set and ever since I could walk he would let me hit on the drums. Then, in 5th grade we were given the opportunity to try some instruments out and to see if band was something we were interested in. There were so many to chose from. I decided to go with trumpet, and I still play today. I remember in middle school we always had competitions with each person in our section. I would always get first chair. After getting into high school, I switched my primary instrument to percussion. It was the best decision ever. Being in a section in the band was pretty cool, but being on the drum line was the absolute best. It always seemed like we were having more fun than everyone else and we always got more attention. We were kind of a section separate from the rest of the band, so we always had extra private practices. Even though I played trumpet long before I finally joined percussion, it has been a life goal for as long as I can remember to be on Ohio State's drum line. When I was little I would only watch football so that I could see their band. Now I'm working for a major in music and I'm going to drum line practices for Ohio State. I was so excited going to my first drum practice. I was also super nervous though, because these people are like pros to me. As soon as I walked through those doors everyone was so welcoming. It was like finally crossing the finish line in first place after running an extremely long race. Although, I still have a long way to go and much more to experience.
I love all kinds of music. I try to be really open minded and accepting of every type of music. I think rock would have to be my favorite genre though. I can't even explain exactly why. I think drumming has always caught my ear, and drums are the most important rock instrument! I go to Rock on the Range or Carolina Rebellion every year, both of which are 3 day rock music festivals. I just think the environment there is just so tremendous and it brings so much joy to so many people. Even in mosh pits and in rough crowds, everyone is always looking out for each other (especially for the tiny girls). I use to be really into to classical music, but I really have no particular favorite in which type of rock I like now. It's all awesome.
I chose to put up a picture of a recording studio. Even though it doesn't have much to do with my major, recording is sort of a hobby/soon to be part time job for me. For every song you hear on the radio, this is where it's all at and this is where it all begins. I want to be a part of starting something great and it also expands my knowledge in music anyway. It's like a whole new chapter to music that not many people take the time to explore.