Senior - Emily Brown
Musical ensembles that you’ve performed in at GAHS - Band
Number of years in Band and/or Chorus (Elementary through High School) - 8 years
Instrument(s) you play in Band and/or your vocal part in Chorus - Clarinet
What are your plans for after high school (college, major, job, etc.)? - I would love to get a degree in baking and pastry arts at a community college. Eventually the goal is to gain enough experience and skill to own my own bakery.
What is your favorite piece(s) that you’ve performed in high school? - The Greatest Showman Medley.
What is your favorite musical moment in high school? - One of my very favorite musical moments in high school has been the football and basketball pep band games. There was always an infectious energy about everyone as we got ready to play the music and cheer on our team.
How has being involved in the high school music department impacted you? - Being involved in the music department has helped as an outlet and has helped me to meet new people over the years and create memories I can't make anywhere else. I've heard this a lot, so it won't be my own words when I say it's kind of like a family there. For example, I loved doing secret Santa each year with the band because when you pick the name of someone you don't know, based on what they wrote down for likes and dislikes, you get to learn about the person a little bit more. Everyone is so talented and just being around them was inspiring. When we all came together though, inspiration became magic.
What words of wisdom would you share with the underclassmen music students? - I would have to give underclassmen music students advice that I myself have trouble following: don't be afraid to ask questions. Sometimes there are aspects of reading music or notes, anything really, that can be confusing (especially when it's new). So, don't be afraid to ask Mr. Walker or even the upperclassmen next to you for help. Anything you're having trouble with; they've probably already gone through and will be more than happy to help you with. It also might help you to create new connections by talking to someone that you don't talk to on average.
Congratulations, Emily! Thank you for your dedication to the band and for sharing your musical talents with us for all of these years!!