Music Department - Meet Our Seniors Moment!

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Senior  -  Susie Strickland

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  -  Oboe and Alto Sax

What are your plans for after high school (college, major, job, etc.)?  -  I plan on going to college to study engineering.

What honors festival have you participated in?  -  District III Honors Band, All New England Band Festival

What is your favorite piece(s) that you’ve performed in high school?  -  Pirates of the Caribbean

What is your favorite musical moment in high school?  -  My favorite moments in band were during football games where my friends and I would eat fried dough bites as fast as we could to be back in time to play at the end of third quarter.

How has being involved in the high school music department impacted you?  -  Being involved in the music department has given me lots of opportunities to improve and experience different ensembles through honors festivals. It has also given me the chance to have fun with my friends and get a break from the stress of school.

What words of wisdom would you share with the underclassmen music students?  -  Enjoy it while it lasts!


Congratulations, Susie!  Thank you for your dedication to the band and for sharing your musical talents with us for all of these years!!