Now , you people might be wondering why do I have a suddenly urge to blog ? Well , I'd like to dedicate this post specially for my one and only Sec 1 junior , Huang Jiaqi .
Specially for dedicated to my one and only Huang Jiaqi . :D Of course , the rest of the section is welcomed to read this , too . I credit all of you , okaaay . XD
I know it has been hard on you. You initially started off with the accompaniment of Louis. You two could work together . I was glad to see how you two were able to communicate and show the power of teamwork . Seeing you two grow as a better player was an honor , really .Things were fine you until Louis was 'promoted' to senior band , leaving you alone in the Junior Band in the section . You were on your own . I understand how it feels to be thr sitting on the chair , playing your part , just alone , individually . You may think its a bad thing . But speaking from my personally experience , to be thr as the only player in your section means that you've got to drive and push yourself harder and harder in order to do well and SHINE prominently for the best . Music has no perfection . Each time you play, it has got to be better than the previous time you played on your instrument . There has been many problems and conflicts within the section and you may be feeling very uncomfortable about it. I may be keeping quiet , but dont think I know nothing . For all you know , I know more than you do . I dont talk about individual problems during sectionals , etc because I believe in privacy . I've promised all of you that every little bit you guys voice out to me personally , would be kept private & confidential . I dont want unnecessary circumstances to affect the section's relationship . Never do I want to see a strained relationship amongst us .
I may look like Im unhappy most of the time but I hope you understand the rationale . However , its not all the tome that its the same person's fault or whatsoever . I believe in upgrading the section's performance at the same pace , target and time . Count yourself lucky , though . You've got 4 seniors by your side each time during practice . Thats four-to-one . Tell me , which other section have such privilege ? In general , all section its one-to-one or two-to-one . Well , I dont deny that I spent most of the time only Shi Min and I are the only ones guiding you . However , I always think that I dont spend much time on each of you . During sectionals , I've got 4 of you . its really tough on my part to give individual attention , thus I always do section-based stuffs . This is to ensure that no one is at the losing end . I cant be biased . I treat every single one of you equally . I'm aware that Im very demanding most of time , I dont deny that . Of course y'all hope for jokes and laughter all the time , but it wont do any good for the section ,you see .There are times when I can joke , there are times when I've got to be serious . I hope I get the fullest understanding .
Jiaqi , now that you're sitting for the test in 5 days' time , facing 20-odd people in the AVA . The Promotion Test is in 5 days' time , I hope you feel the sense of urgency and doing little 'homework' for preparation . I know I'm not by your side all the time but as I said , I'm willing to reply texts and pick up calls just for my beloved euph players . (: "To be up thr for the best , it takes millions of effort . But to be down thr being the worst , it takes just that slightest bit ." Remember this saying . Its a great theory . You've taken many months to prepare for this test , which probably would only take 10 to 15-odd minutes . Treasure the moment and give off your best ! Negligence will only throw it into the drain , and hope to be in Senior Band is thrashed . Its your choice . I can help just a little . the majority efforts still depends on your willingness . Jy , junior ! Euph is behind you , including the graduation senior and alumni ! :D Do us proud , okaaay . Cheers !
PS . Visit band blog to see details for test . Though its for juniors , I want my good seniors to know them VERY well , too ! :D Will test you guys randomly . :P