I’m Sarah Gonzalez, an eighth-grader at Lafayette Street School, located in the Ironbound neighborhood in the city of Newark, in Essex County, New Jersey. Although I do play trumpet I also have other hobbies such as drawing and coloring. I’ve been playing trumpet for 4 years, starting at 5th grade until 8th grade. Lafayette Street School I offers after school band so I was able to learn how to play. I usually achieved Honor Roll throughout the years since I do participate a lot in classes and try to do well. I did get Cs before but those are really rare. I’ve been in my highest point at playing the trumpet once I was in 7th grade since I took more classes and was able to also improve a lot with reading sheet music since that was my weakest point for the past two years. Even when the pandemic took place I was still able to successfully take some virtual classes learning music despite the circumstances. My future goal that I hope to achieve in the future is to make a job out of playing the trumpet since I enjoy playing it.