Band Senior Interviews

Band Senior Interviews

October 12, 2021

By Caden Anderson:

Keep reading to learn more about our band seniors. During the halftime show on Friday they will be recognized so don’t miss it!

 

Caleb Foltz

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance? 

Playing and not realizing Emily and Riley threw 4 water bottles in my tuba freshman year

  • What instrument(s) do you play?

Tuba

  • What’s your favorite song you’ve played?

Shake your tuba

  • What was your favorite year of band and why?

Freshman year because we were very talented and a lot of best friends

  • What was your favorite memory of band?

Playing shake your tuba during pep band

  • What are you going to miss the most?

Being the pride of the Red Devils 

 

Kaylie Hankins

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance?

One time I ran into a sign with my bass drum at the Allen County Fair and I ended up dragging it with me.

  • What instrument(s) do you play?

Alto sax, mellophone, and I am a former percussionist

  • What's your favorite song you’ve played?

Detroit Rock City

  • What was your favorite year of band and why?

Sophomore year, the majority of my friends were older and we did a lot of stuff before and after games and we had a lot of fun and made a lot of memories 

  • What was your favorite memory of band?

After a game I went out with a bunch of friends to Steak N Shake. We were seated next to a table of other boys and they kept talking to us and they asked for ALL of our condiments, and eventually poured a lot of salt on Maddy, Evelyn, Trent Hummer, and I.

  • What are you going to miss the most?

Bus rides and cheering on the team and cheerleaders

 

Evelyn Flick

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance?

Freshman year at the Allen county band show, we played The Horse and we all swayed our instruments one way, I went the other and almost hit someone.

  • What instrument(s) do you play?

Trumpet, harp, mellie, French horn, saxophone, piano, and guitar

  • What's your favorite song you’ve played?

Detroit Rock City

  • What's your favorite year of band and why?

Sophomore year, I played mellie with Kaden Smith and Dylan Grohnke, and that was the most fun I had in band. I also had a great group of band friends that I hung out with every day but then they all graduated :(

  • What was your favorite memory of band?

How competitive all the different squads were freshman year

  • What are you going to miss the most?

The bus rides

 

Chris Cortez

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance?

Totally butchering the Grinch solo freshman year

  • What instrument(s) do you play?

Mellophone and bari sax

  • What’s your favorite song you’ve played?

Hot cross buns

  • What was your favorite year of band?

This year because I know how to play my instruments now

  • What was your favorite memory of band and why?

Probably some funny conversations I had with people sitting around me

  • What are you going to miss the most?

The memories I shared with the people I sat next to

 

Maddy Courtney

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance?

Freshman year we played rock lobster and we were doing a bend thing and my trombone hit the ground and banged into my teeth 

  • What instrument(s) do you play?

Baritone

  • What's your favorite song you’ve played?

Disturbia

  • What was your favorite year of band and why?

Freshman year I made all my closest friends that year 

  • What was your favorite memory of band?

Going to Steak N Shake after Friday night games 

  • What are you going to miss the most?

Friday nights and giving it my all 

 

Landon Smith

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance?

Forgetting to play a solo

  • What instruments do you play?

Snare drum

  • What's your favorite song you’ve played?

Barbara Ann

  • What was your favorite year of band and why?

Freshman year because I had great role models 

  • What was your favorite memory of band?

Summer practices my freshman year

  • What are you going to miss the most?

Going out on the field for halftime 

 

Emily Durliat

  • What was the worst mistake you’ve made during a performance?

Right at the end of the performance I forgot to go down for the kneel bow and I just stood there. It was really embarrassing cause I went down later than everyone else. 

  • What instrument(s) do you play?

I play the trumpet during marching band and clarinet during concert band. 

  • What’s your favorite song you’ve played?

Barbara Ann

  • What was your favorite year of band and why?

My favorite year of band would have to be my junior year of band. I really enjoyed all of the people and I had my best friend Riley in my squad. 

  • What was your favorite memory of band?

Going to McDonald's after band with Riley, Jeri, Cameron, and Jacob. It was a lot of fun jamming out in the car and eating with them!

  • What are you going to miss the most?

I am going to miss all of the friendships that I have formed in band. I am also going to miss the rush of performing on a Friday night. 

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