Grace A.

Name: Grace A. Instrument: Tenor Sax Grade: 12 Years in Band: 7 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy all of the ensemble opportunities that are available. Along with the Concert Band and Pep Band, you can also join Jazz Band, Marching Band, and/or Rock Band, so there are many options.. read more →

Marisa M.

Name: Marisa M. Instrument: Horn in F Grade: 12 Years in Band: 6 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I like the community aspect of band. Every morning when I walk into school, I know I will have a section to go to. I love working a piece of music as close.. read more →

Isaac H.

Name: Isaac H. Instrument: Trumpet Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy the challenge of taking the notes on the page and turning them into music. Favorite Band Experience? My favorite experience was getting to know a completely new trumpet section and hanging out with.. read more →

Paige S.

Name: Paige S. Instrument: Tuba, Trombone (jazz) Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? That first moment when a piece finally comes together and becomes music, not just notes and rhythms.         Favorite Band Experience? Augustana Honor Band. It’s really fun to meet musicians.. read more →

Alisha K.

Name: Alisha K. Instrument: Alto Sax Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? Story time and the “family” environment Favorite Band Experience? McCade being eye candy in marching band during my sophomore year and being called “Falisha” all through freshman and sophomore year. What other activities are.. read more →

Nicole P.

Name: Nicole P. Instrument: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Percussion Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8!! (woah… I’m getting old) What do you enjoy most about being in band? My favorite part, besides playing, would be just being a part of something wonderful. I love my #bandfam. They are like my second family!   Favorite Band Experience?.. read more →

Katelyn D.

Name: Katelyn D. Instrument: Trumpet Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? My favorite part of being in band is the relationships I’ve gained from it and the talents and abilities that I have grown in because of it. I wouldn’t be the person I am today.. read more →

Danielle E.

Name: Danielle E. Instrument: Flute Grade: 12 Years in Band: 9 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy being with a bunch of my friends in band and being with a large group of talented individuals who all have the same passion for music. It’s also great that band is first.. read more →

Morgan L.

Name: Morgan L. Instrument: Oboe Grade: 12 Years in Band: 2 What do you enjoy most about being in band? Doing what I love with the people I love. Favorite Band Experience? Screaming in the middle of class when I got a splinter in my lip and playing my first solo in a huge music.. read more →

Sydney H.

Name: Sydney H. Instrument: Saxophone Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I love how close we are. We truly are a band family and we are all allowed to be weird without judgement. Favorite Band Experience? Derek Ibach screaming “YELLOW” at Medieval Times in Chicago, Shake.. read more →

Sylvie L.

Name: Sylvie L. Instrument: Clarinet Grade: 12 Years in Band: 7 What do you enjoy most about being in band? Enjoying band is an easy task! I love the challenges it presents and the fact that instrumentalist can push themselves as hard or little as they want. The one thing I enjoy the most though,.. read more →

Karlie W.

Name: Karlie W. Instrument: Flute/Bass Drum/Tenor Drum/Cowbell Grade: 12 Years in Band: 10 What do you enjoy most about being in band? Story time. Favorite Band Experience? Medieval Times in Chicago with Derek yelling “Yellow” and seeing the yellow knights hair. What other activities are you involved in? FFA, Track, Softball, Air Force DEP What.. read more →

Emilie L.

Name: Emilie L. Instrument: Percussion Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? I enjoy meeting and being around different people the most. I really enjoy the challenges that I have faced from teaching myself how to read music and learn to play with four mallets in three.. read more →

Ben A.

Name: Ben A. Instrument: Trumpet Grade: 12 Years in Band: 8 What do you enjoy most about being in band? The thing I would say I enjoy most about band are the friends you have and getting to spend so much time with all of them enjoying music. Favorite Band Experience? This one is hard.. read more →