Jacob Sherwin

Student in Athens, Georgia

Jacob Sherwin

Student in Athens, Georgia

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"You go and march to the beat of your own drum, Jacob, and be the person who you truly are inside. What makes you happy", was almost a catch-phrase of my youth. My mother would make sure that I heard those words often enough so that I would take them to heart, and truly do as the quote says. Ironically enough, I took those words in a quite literal sense, and was heavily involved with band in high school, and was the captain of the Drumline for 2 years. As such, I made it my mission to not only lead the section of the band to greatness in playing as well as we could, but also encourage other people, as I had been, to express themselves through the amazing experience that is music. As a two-time All-state Percussionist, I know what it means to work hard and efficiently, and made it a goal to promote those ideas and way of working, throughout the group of people that I had the pleasure of leading.

Just as much as my time in marching band was spent fulfilling the role of a leader, it was spent learning about the members of my section, and making memories with them. The guys and girls on the drumline were more than just friends, but a real, true family that would never let each other down. We spent just as much time together outside of rehearsals, as we did in them, and made sure that everyone was included without hesitation. The bond created amongst those individuals is something that I don’t think I will ever be able to recreate with any other group of people, as the ties we have to one another are life-long, and have depth beyond any light-hearted conversation that many forced, large groups of people encounter. I loved my time on the Drumline more than anything, and truly cherish the valuable life experience gained from leading such an incredible group of people.