T-3 days until students start showing up for Band Camp! Luckily, we have a few more Section Leader Spotlights to do for you! And tonight, we are talking about some lovely ladies from the flute section!
First, we have Gabby Sanft! Gabby is from Port Washington, NY. This summer, she took a sociology class. Also, she performed in a community band, which performed sunset concerts every Friday in July. On top of that, she did some traveling! If Gabby could give advice to freshman, she would say to never be afraid to ask questions or admit you don’t understand something! Band camp may be overwhelming at first, but there will be so many supportive people around to help you get through it. Utilize all of them, because you will find that they are incredibly eager to help you with anything and everything.
Second is Alyssa Pizzi! Alyssa is from Conshohocken, PA. This summer, Alyssa was an intern at C&S Companies, an engineering consulting company in Syracuse. Also, she spent lots of time outdoors seeing family and friends. If Alyssa could give advice to new band members, it would be to come with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and constantly improve. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s all totally worth it when it comes together on game day. Also – introduce yourself to lots of people, even if they’re not in your section!
Finally, we have Elaina Palada! Elaina is from Gilbertsville, NY. In June, she returned from studying abroad in Strasbourg, France. After a few days at home, she started working at the Eastern U.S. Music Camp as assistant girl’s dorm head. Other than that, she’s been hanging out with friends and family and getting ready to go back to Cuse! If Elaina could give advice to new students, it is to not be afraid to reach out whenever you have questions! Also, be prepared to find pieces of turf in everything you own.