Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, the holiday of lights. For eight days, everyone sings songs and lights candles every night. There are eight days off from school and there are many camps and trips for kids. This is a chance to celebrate Hanukkah with friends as well as with family.
During the Hanukkah break, I went to an orchestra camp. I really looked forward to going because I have many friends there from all over Israel! We have many rehearsals and on the last day we put on an impressive concert for our parents.
I have been to this camp several times and every time I get placed in the back, playing the boring accompaniment, and never the melody. Therefore, before each camp, I practice a lot at home, try my absolute best, and even ask to move to the front. Although we practice eight hours a day at camp, I even practiced during our breaks because I wanted to be the best I could be. I wanted to play the melody so much!
Finally, I was moved to the front! I was filled with joy! However, my teacher asked them to put me back at the accompaniment because she thought I wasn’t good enough. That was really depressing! Especially since I worked so hard! Can you imagine how humiliating that is?
When I got to the camp this time, I was ready to hear that I’m playing accompaniment as usual, but they said that I moved to play the melody! I felt such a sense of success!
At the concert I played the melody with pleasure. And even better, after the concert, the conductor told me that I played so well that he wants me to lead the melody! I was speechless!
To sum it up, I had an extraordinary experience at camp this time, and although there were many obstacles on the way I got to the place I wanted at the end because I did not give up.