The Beauty of Percussion

If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (Required for all applicants. Approximately 100 words)


Immediately after placing the finishing touches on my homework, I grab my headphones and rush downstairs to the small, confined room that stows my drum kit. I proceed to “jam out” to a plethora of music, including Jazz, Rock, and Samba. The endless combinations of grooves and fills that I produce with each stroke invigorate my soul.

Many people do not notice a drummer’s every hit, intentions, or mistakes. The subtleties within each percussion composition craft a unique and esoteric language. Each day, the waiting drums lure me back into my small, sealed, paradoxically infinite room.

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