Being a conductor of a school band was one of my memorable event of my childhood. I was a freshman at Happy Palace High School. It was summer of 2002 when my high school was having a sports tournament. During that time, school held a selection process for band conductor. It was an opportunity for me to improve my self-esteem and confidence. I decided to participate and gave my name to the selection team. The selection process required each participant to perform a band conductor role by using baton.
When my turn came, at first I could not able to handle the baton but after few seconds I started to handle the baton really well and impressed the selection team. When my teacher told me that I was selected as a conductor of a band, I was very excited and happy. In order for me to be a perfect conductor of the band, the school started to train me on how to properly handle and move the baton. I practiced on handling the baton for one week. While I was practicing on handling baton, my arms started to hurt but I didn’t give up. On the event day, I was wearing different outfit compare to my team.
I was standing in front and holding a baton. I was center of attention and everyone was looking at me. When my team started to play, I was moving baton in different ways such as, spinning, throwing on air and catching the baton one hand, holding it high, and many other ways. Everyone was clapping and I felt like I was on top of the world. This event changed my life. It gave me more confidence front of others and improved my self-esteem. I started to make good grades in my classes. Teachers were impressed with me and so the principle of the Happy Palace High School. Therefore, this event is one of my memorable event.