I play the trumpet in an audition-only band and sing bass in an audition-only choir. I also participated in one band that was open to all, and I was the trumpet section leader in that band. The necessity to memorize songs, fingerings, and lyrics has helped me to learn and adapt quickly. The performances of these bands and choirs also helped me be at ease around a large amount of people, helping me remain calm in stressful environments full of people. They have also helped teach me how to be overly prepared for deadlines, rather than be behind in any way.