Friday the 13th was my last day in band . I officially stepped down from band on that day and the photo above is a photo of my section – the percussion section .
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the times spent together in band as a whole section . I just wanted to thank all of you for everything that you’ve done to me . Although I did not instantly join your section in Sec 1 , but when I do , I felt part of your family instantenously . This is because you guys accepted me and made me feel like home there . Thank You for all the help I’ve received from all of you , thank you for all the encouragements , advice , motivation . Thank you to those laughs which we had privately at the back of the band room , which never fails to make my day . It’s true indeed , CCA is only fun when you have friends which can make your day , when you have friends which you can just go crazy with , when you have friends whom you treat as your very own family members . The experience in band was made really enjoyable because of you guys . And for that , I thank everyone of you . You – you with the red shirt standing in the middle – thank you for always being there for me whenever I needed help in playing my parts well . Thank you for always making me laugh and making my day . Not only weren’t you there for me when I needed help in my parts , you were also there for me when I needed some consolation . And for that , I appreciate you 🙂 You did your duty as a section leader perfectly well 😀 And Minghan , thank you for all the help I’ve received from you . You too helped me in whatever ways you could – from helping me in my parts , to just simply helping me in academics . Thank you for your listening ear . I needed someone to rant , you were there 😀 Hahaha . And for that , I appreciate you and I trust you too 🙂 To my juniors , you guys were the bestest juniors a senior can receive , especially Shyan Kang and Evelyn . You didn’t make me angry even once and the days in band will not be so memorable without you guys 🙂 I will definitely miss all of you and if I were to come back to band someday , I would only do so because of you juniors 🙂
Dear Jazreel and Belle ,
You two are the most closest people I hang out with during band . You guys accepted me into the family without any hesitation – just like the rest of the percussionists . Belle , you were there for me ALWAYS whenever I needed someone to talk to . You always gave me your listening ear . You boosted up my self-esteem . Words can’t describe your innumerable kind actions you’ve done for me . All I want you to know is this – I’m very very very lucky to have a true friend like you . They say a true friend is very hard to find , but I found one and because of that , I’m really really lucky .
Jazreel , you’re my spazzing partner and we have so much in common ! Because of band , I got closer to you and I’m really lucky that I moved to percussion because it would have been such a waste not knowing you better 😀 I can relate to you always and just like Belle , you were there for me whenever I needed someone to talk to , or to spaz about . Hehe .
Above all , I just love them very much and the times spent in band were made memorable because of them .
Of course , I can’t forget another group of people
Dear Si Ting , Huiqin , Rachelyn , Esther ,
I cannot possibly forget you guys ! When I was still in the saxophone section , you guys never fail to make me smile 😀 Si Ting and Huiqin , I still remember the first time I noticed you guys . I was sitting behind you guys and when you guys turned around , you said Hi ! to me . Jazreel was there with you guys too . From that day onwards , we became friends and we’re still friends now ! In band and also in class , you two never fail to make me smile and go crazy . Also , you two offered your listening ear whenever I needed someone to rant about because of the stress facing me in school . Rachelyn , it’s also been a joy knowing you for 4 years and though we’re not really that close , it’s been wonderful to be working with you as a librarian (LOLOL) , sorting out scores . You’re a really helpful person 🙂 Esther , though I’m not that close to you also , I know you’re a really helpful and kind-hearted person too and for that , I thank you also 🙂
Above all , though I’m not really a fan of the way band works in my school , it has given me values and qualities which I will not have developed if I didn’t join band . It has given me the strength to endure and it has made me more patient . Most importantly , if I had not joined band , I would have never met these amazing people in my life 🙂
For 4 years , I’m a band member . Ex-saxophonist , Percussionist 🙂