Hitting the high notes — as well as the low ones — has been a part of senior Brittany Weed’s life since she was three years old; and she isn’t giving that up anytime soon.
“I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else,” she said. “Music is permanent in my life.”
She has been surrounded by music and singing all of her life, thanks to her mother and grandmother’s singing.
“It’s a family thing,” Weed said. “I would be the oddball if I didn’t.”
Even though singing runs in her family, she really found her true love for vocals when she joined the choir at Turlock High School, where she attended until three weeks into her senior year. She was then transferred to Roselawn to make up some credits to graduate on time.
Weed plans to attend Azusa Pacific University to major in music and work her way up from there into her future career.
She will be graduating from Roselawn Continuation High School on May 27 where she will be singing and giving a speech for her fellow classmates.
Starting right after graduation, Weed will be going through an internship through her church. The internship lasts about 21 days and will take place in Fresno. She will take classes to learn how to work in the ministry to follow the lead of the Lord and strengthen her relationship with God.
Weed will attend Modesto Junior College in the fall to get all of her general education out of the way.
That is when she will start preparing to attend Azusa Pacific University, one of most prestigious music schools in the west. The fact that the private school is Christian-based is also important to Weed.
She isn’t sure what career she wants to go into, but she is 100 percent sure it will be in the music field, she said.
“You don’t need to be famous to let music speak through you,” Weed said.
She is considering becoming a music teacher, a voice coach or a music pastor. The only downfall she has about being a music teacher is that she doesn’t know how to play the piano that well.
But she does play other instruments. She is an avid drummer and has been rocking out since she was 12 years old. Weed has also been playing the trumpet for two years.
Her main talent, though, is her vocal skills. She has even considered trying out for “American Idol.” In the mean time though, Weed has competed in a handful of singing competitions since she was 13 years old. Recently she competed in the Teen Talent Competition that was held in Fresno in March. She placed third in that competition.
Singing and music means the world to Weed and she said she is looking forward to her career in music.
“Singing is my passion,” she said. “Singing always cheers me up. Music defines me.”
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