OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

Lauren Motion

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






photo-on-10-24-16-at-6-33-pmI wan’t nervous at all. If anything I was excited. I was prepared. I was ready to go on stage. I had my violin ready, my concert uniform, and my skills too.

But there was one thing in my way: I didn’t go.

The concert was on Thursday, Oct. 20. On that day, I was really sick so I didn’t go to school. I was so sick that I didn’t go to school the following day either.

I had a severe sore throat, along with a painful headache, and a terrible cough. My voice was gone too, I sounded like a 89 year-old woman whose been smoking her whole life.

This wasn’t the first time I had to miss a concert because of an illness either. I missed a Veteran’s Day performance in middle school because I was sick that day too.

I remember the first day of Concert Orchestra rehearsals in the auditorium. There were blue and pink lights shining down on me as I sat in the middle of the 2nd violin section and I remember it was extremely hot. There were so many people on stage, so many whispers and murmurs. This was very different than middle school orchestra concerts that take place in the gym or in the cafeteria.

I heard that the concert was good from a few of my friends, but at least I now know what it’s like to be on a stage ready to perform, even if it wasn’t for the real thing.

So yeah, maybe this concert wasn’t going to be my first high school concert, but I am not sick of orchestra. I hope to be at the next one on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    Where is the Pattonville school spirit?

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    Opinion: Should Pattonville get a men’s lacrosse team?

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    OPINION: Should the school accept debit/credit cards as a form of payment?

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    OPINION Horror films are a good way to enjoy Halloween

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    Football preview: Five keys to get a victory against Webster Groves

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    OPINION Homecoming court members should not have a dress code

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    OPINION St. Louis Blues are stepping out of the St. Louis Cardinals shadow

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    OPINION: Finals, and AP exams, and EOCs…Oh my!

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    Opinion: Why is prom on a Friday?

  • OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert

    Columns

    OPINION Teachers shouldn’t give extra work to students who are doing well in class

The Student News Site of Pattonville High School
OPINION I missed my first high school orchestra concert