A week of my life

Monday 31st October

6.45am – Up and awake. Get read for school.
7.30am – Out of boarding house and walk 600 metres to the dining hall for breakfast.
7.50am – Finished breakfast. Go to music block
7.55am – Start practice in music block
8.45am – Finish practice, lessons start.
8.50-10.05am – Physics lesson with Mr. Lewis. Get prep (homework) due Friday.
10.05-10.45am – Maths with Mrs. Langham. Discuss mods&args of complex numbers.
10.45-11.10am – Quick practice with trombone, have lesson afterwards.
11.15-12.30pm – Maths with Mr. Godfrey. Start new module, discrete maths.
12.30-1.15pm – Piano Trio with Mr. Hughes . Play Beethoven’s 4th Piano Trio in F major.
1.20-2.00pm – Practice piano for the rest of the lunch break.
2.00-2.15pm – Group Tutor period.
2.20-2.55pm – Lesson with Mr. Barker. He’s busy today doing GCSE recordings, so I’m asked to practice piano.
3.00-3.35pm – Maths with Mrs. Langham again. Continue complex numbers.
3.40-4.15pm – Trombone lesson with Mr. Austin. Discuss some swing band pieces.
4.15-4.50pm – Practice more trombone.
5.00-5.15pm – Dinner/Supper time.
5.30-6.15pm – Get dragged into percussion ensemble. At least the piano part is really easy. Hardly any sight-reading required.
6.30pm – Reach back home.
6.45pm – House meeting.
7.00-9.00pm – Prep time (homework time). A bit tired, I don’t get much done.
9.00-9.45pm – At last, a bit of time to myself.
10pm – Get to bed and try to sleep.

Summary ? A crazy 4 periods of maths today. Not too bad. An average day.

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Tuesday 1st November

6.45-8.45am – Same as Monday
8.50-10.05am – Music lesson with Mr. Charles. Try to decide which set area of pieces to study. Get another heavy book and more prep.
10.10-10.45am – Physics with Mr. Houghton. Discuss single-slit diffraction of light.
10.45-11.15am – Just have a quick practice with the piano.
11.15-12.30pm – Maths with Mrs. Langham. Continue off from yesterday with complex nums.
12.30-1.00pm – Try to help a friend get a CD ready to send of to US university early decision. Run into problems with the computers in the music block.
1.00-1.50pm – Chamber Choir. Last practice for the service tonight at Wells Cathedral.
1.55pm-2.30pm – Headmaster’s Assembly.
2.35-3.10pm – Music Tech with Mr. Rhine-Tutt. Helps me with the CD and then we discuss the A-level music tech coursework.
3.15pm-3.50pm – Maths with Mr. Godfrey. Continuing from before on discreet maths. Sleepy.
4.00-4.50pm – Piano practice. Need more time to practice.
5.00-5.20pm – Supper.
5.20-5.45pm – Wait around in the music block, practice a bit.
6.00pm – Leave in coaches for Wells Cathedral, 30 min drive away.
6.45-7.45pm – Last bit of choir practice. The cathedral sounds amazing.
7.45-9.00pm – Eucharist service.
9.40pm – Back to school. Pop in the Gaskell Room for a few snacks.
10.10pm – Get back to house. Very rainy and windy. Tired, obviously.
10.45pm – Get to bed.

Summary? Slightly busier. Miss Prep time because I’m up in Wells. Tired because I get back late and can’t get to sleep until a bit later.

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Wednesday 2nd November

6.45-8.45am – Same as Monday&Tuesday.
8.50-9.25am – Physics with Mr. Lewis.
9.30-10.05am – Supposed to have music with Mr. Barker but he’s doing the last of the GCSE recordings. Practice piano instead.
10.05-10.45am – Maths with Mr. Godfrey.
10.45-11.15am – Can’t remember what I did. I guess it was piano practice.
11.15-11.50am – Music Tech with Mr. Rhine-Tutt.
11.55-12.30pm – Physics with Mr. Houghton. See what happens when you use two large Young’s slits.
12.30-1.30pm – Swing Band rehearsal. Normally it’s on tuesday but there was Eucharist.
1.35-1.50pm – Gulp down lunch, rush back to house (10 mins away!), change, rush back to school for games.
2.00-2.45pm – Gym session. Don’t feel too good so I don’t do too much.
2.50-3.20pm – Practice piano.
3.30-4.30pm – Piano lesson with Mr. Byrne. Put on the finishing touches for the Piano Trio.
(4.30-5.30pm – Normally would have Piano Trio practice here. But was cancelled because Mr. Hughes wanted to work on String Quartet)
5pm – Get back to house. Wow, early day today.
6.45pm – House meeting.
7-9pm – Do prep. Or rather, study for SATs.
10pm – Go to bed.

Summary? That’s a ‘free’ day! Yup, well, not free, but not as busy.

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Thursday 3rd November

6.45-8.45am – Same as others, except instead of piano practice I have Brass Group.
8.50-10.05am – Maths with Mr. Godfrey.
10.10-10.45am – Music with Dr. Lorimer. Get another Bach Chorale and discover one I have not finished.
10.45-11.15am – Practice a bit of piano.
11.15-12.30pm – Physics with Mr. Houghton.
12.35-1.05pm – Music Tech with Mr. Rhine-Tutt.
1.05-1.20 – I actually have lunch.
1.20-2.30 – Piano Practice, plus some sampling for Music Tech.
2.35-3.10 – Music Tech again.
3.15-4.25 – Music with Mr. Barker. He says I was playing my piece tiredly. How true! Discuss workload.
4.00-5pm (whoops, lesson ended early today) – Decide to watch tea and music. Apparently some guitarist and saxaphonist ‘sing’ their pieces.
5-5.30pm – Supper.
5.30-6.15pm – Choir rehearsal for Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Loose half of my voice.
6.45pm – House meeting.
7-9pm – Attempt to do some revision/work.
10pm – Sleep time.

Summary? Tiring day, although not too busy.

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Friday, 4th November

6.45-8.45am – Same as any other day
8.50-9.25am – Music Tech. Start my sequenced backing track.
9.30-10.45am – Maths with Mrs. Langham. Unable to hand in finished prep.
10.45-11.15am – Finish up one of the Bach Chorales.
11.15-12.30pm – Music with Dr. Lorimer. Look at the chorale and some french opera L’Orfeo.
12.30-1pm – Piano practice
(1-1.50pm is normally chamber choir)
1-1.50pm – I decide to skip choir today to do some revision for tomorrow’s SATs.
1.55-2.15pm – Upper 6th assembly. Lots of assemblies this week.
2.20-2.55pm – Maths with Mr. Godfrey. Again, unable to hand in finished prep.
3-3.35pm – Physics with Mr. Lewis. Again, unable to hand in finished prep.
4-5.30pm – Orchestra, playing the trombone.
5.30-5.45pm – Supper and then walk back to house.
5.45-6.45pm – Free for once, I write this entry.
6.45pm – House meeting.
7-9pm – Prep time
10pm – Sleep

Summary? Lousy day. Didn’t manage to hand in most of my prep. Otherwise, not much different from most days.

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Saturday, 5th November

That’s tomorrow. Will be having SAT exam. Otherwise my normal saturday looks like this.

6.45-8.45am – Same as most days, except instead of piano practice I have another choir practice.
8.50-9.25am – Music with Mr. Barker
9.30-10.05am – physics with Mr. Lewis
10.10-10.45am – Maths with Mrs. Langham
10.45-12.30pm – Music Practice & Music Tech.
Until 2pm – Lunch, and back to house
2-2.45pm – Gym session
After which, a short while in the music block, and then back to house, free for the rest of the day, and sunday, except for a 2-4pm practice on sunday.

Summary? Can’t summarize.

So, that’s how my week may look. It’s not the busiest week, but it’s busy enough. Most days consist of mostly non-stop work right from 7.50am – 9pm.

And I have 8 concerts in these 5 weeks. That’s almost 2 per week!

Enough now. I have to study for tomorrow. Just needed a break.

5 Comments

  1. ye says:

    wow, when u said u were busy, u weren't kidding! =p

    all the best for your SATs!

  2. Hoong Ern says:

    Busy? It wasn't a 'busy' week. Just a typical week. There are busier weeks..

  3. ye says:

    ... Lol! Really? If that's just a typical week, then...
    "wow, when you said u were busy, u REALLY weren't kidding!!"
    hehe! =p

  4. keShia says:

    i can't imagine busIER weeks
    gosh
    O_O
    all the best!!

  5. katy says:

    you are mad hoong, realy you are, you always seem to be rushing around off ur feet and you have time to build a website
    gosh ur amzin!!! how do u do it?

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