Student Journalist Describes a Star's Background

A Campbell Middle School 6th grader finds inspiration in the story of Gloria Estefan's life and her love of music.

This Campbell Middle School 6th grader wanted to know more about what drew Gloria Estefan to her music and how she gained the skills that made her a star. The young author turned her curiousity into an article as part of her journalism apprenticeship in the Citizen Schools program at CMS.

Gloria's Life Story

by Yesenia

Gloria Estefan used to live in Cuba when she was a girl, but many people were killed there. So then Gloria’s family moved to Miami, Florida.

After years of living in Florida she moved away to go to a private college and met Emilio Estefan. Gloria started a band in her private college. And once Gloria started the band, her life as a leader of the band and a singer began.

Gloria is now famous because of the band and Emilio. They would always rehearse either on stage or somewhere else around Miami. Now that Gloria was married to Emilio, her mom said that one day she would start her new life as a mom.  Gloria was very confident to start her new life with her husband.

Gloria grew up playing an instrument called a clarinet. Gloria first played the clarinet when she was about ten or eleven years old. In high school, Gloria’s clarinet playing was fantastic until she stopped. The reason why Gloria stopped playing the instrument is because she wanted to try something new in her life. She wanted to try singing for one chance in her life.

Once she tried something new, she really loved it.

That’s why Gloria’s life was full of beats and music experiences. That’s how Gloria’s life began. Before she stopped playing the clarinet, she joined a band called The All Star Band.


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