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Feeling The Beat : Joshua Davis

“I don’t think I’m better than anybody personally. I don’t think I’m better than anyone spiritually. I don’t think I’m better than anybody in any way, form or fashion. But as far as music is concerned, I consider myself one of the best,” Joshua Davis, a House 3 junior at Brookside states.

Above: Joshua Davis warms up in the band room. Photo: Kayla Dever

Joshua is the captain of the drumline for the Waukegan High School Marching Band. But that isn’t the only thing he enjoys doing. Not many people know this, but he takes part in three singing groups. He writes songs and poetry. Joshua dances, draws, raps, and spends a lot of time at his church. “A lot of my devotion goes to my church, music department, and the drumline. After God, music is second to none. Without Him I wouldn’t have this gift,” Joshua says concerning his spiritual life.

Joshua is the captain of the drumline for the Waukegan High School Marching Band. But that isn’t the only thing he enjoys doing. Not many people know this, but he takes part in three singing groups. He writes songs and poetry. Joshua dances, draws, raps, and spends a lot of time at his church. “A lot of my devotion goes to my church, music department, and the drumline. After God, music is second to none. Without Him I wouldn’t have this gift,” Joshua says concerning his spiritual life.

Things that help Joshua stand out from the crowd, he says, are his devotion and the intensity of his skill. Joshua cherishes his involvement in music. The earliest memory Joshua has of wanting to play the drums happens to be an upsetting one: “I remember crying at church when they told me that I couldn’t play the drums.” From an early age, Joshua was attracted to music and enjoyed it. Joshua plans to make a career with music and of course, that doesn’t mean he won’t be attending college. Joshua plans to apply to several schools like: the University of Illinois, Ohio University, Juilliard, California College of the Arts, Mannes College of Music, and Manhattan School of Music to name a few. Joshua wants to major in Music Production Recording and Performance.

“Music is limitless! All I know is I want my music to be worldwide. There is no peak for where I want to go,” says Joshua. His dream may be on the right track, too. He has played not only with his peers, but with the legendary group, Bell Biv Devoe, as well.

Junior year seems to be one of the most important for many high school students.  Joshua is among those who would love to attend college and he is looking forward to the end of the year. Like many students who want to go to college, Joshua seems to have his goals straight and is looking forward to a successful future. As he likes to say, “Greatness–I’m inspired by the thought of being great.”

 

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