Music has always been a significant part of my life. When I was in fourth grade, I started playing the trombone, which I continued to practice and perform until twelfth grade. My favorite type of music to play was jazz, because I loved the screeching solos and bouncing bass lines commonly found in the genre. Although I don’t play the trombone anymore, music remains a presence in my life. My favorite genres to listen to are hip-hop, alternative, and electronic. I love these kinds of music because they evoke emotion out of me. This notion of emotional connection to music is exemplified in the song “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, because it helps me remember my family and friends while I am away at school.