Student Spotlight

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Each of our students is unique but their love of music and the program bring them together in way they could have never imagined.

Ari

West Point School of Music is so important because it gives me an opportunity to express myself through music. I think without music I wouldn't be the creative and open minded person I am today. Music is something I couldn't live without because music resonates with my soul. West Point is the perfect way to find yourself.

Ari

Courtney

Music allows me to say things that I can never speak. Being at West Point has given me the opportunity to do something productive with my life. Before participating in the West Point School of Music program I had unrealistic dreams like becoming a veterinarian when I was afraid of even the tiniest spider. Now I am focused on becoming a professional clarinetist and playing in a symphony.

Courtney

Ephraim

West Point School of Music is special to me because I get to fellowship, share, and play music with others. I enjoy playing alongside my friends - they have become my family. Ekklesia Steel is as much fun as it is difficult!

Ephraim

Jazmin

I love being here. It is awesome playing my instrument! At first I thought I would never get the hang of this whole ‘music thing” but now I can’t wait to to be a professional. My mom is so proud of me. Playing music also give me something to do. It has been a pleasure to be at West Point learning music. I have always wondered how to read music and now I know. This is a great opportunity and I would hate to waste it.

Jazmin

Kianti

I like being in band. It gives me a chance to learn music. It is really amazing because I never played an instrument before. I will remember this experience for a very long time. Out of all the people I know, I am the only one that play an instrument. Now people always want me to play my saxophone

Kianti

Taquana

Music is important to me because it runs in my family. I always wanted to play music but I was always too shy and everyone said that I was too young. I didn't let me being young ruin my dreams of becoming a musician. Before I started this program I always gave up but now I have gained knowledge and wisdom.

Taquana

Megan

Music means hard work, focus, perseverance,confidence, and having a good time.

Megan

Shanija

Music means focus, hard work, confidence, and lots of reading. Even though playing steel drums is different from my regular activities which are singing and dancing, it's okay.

Shanija

Lamar

Last year I didn't know how to play an instrument but since I have come to this program, I learned how to play steel drum and trumpet. I know that this will be good for when I apply to high school and college. Now I can say that I play two instruments.

Lamar

Lorenz

Music to me is a way of getting my feelings out whether I'm happy, sad, mad, or goofy. Music means finding another way to connect with someone you don't know and for me that meant Kellman students. Music is now apart of my life.

Lorenz

Kayla

Music helps me to express my feelings. I just love all the people around me and how they help me. I have always loved music and now I get to write it!

Kayla

Yaffe

Music means being able to learn something new.

Yaffe

Kenneth

Playing the bass steel drum has added to my talents like singing and rapping. It also keeps me open to new ideas.

Kenneth

Emani

Music has been very fun. This year, I have learned how to play and read music.

Emani

Leilah

For the past year, music meant that you had to stay in and be focused. I learned that you need focus to do and be excellent.

Leilah