The Captivating Clarinets!

Happy August, everyone! Today on this fine day, we are featuring this season’s clarinet section leaders. These fun gals are uber excited for the season to begin, and to meet their new rookies! Speaking of rookies, make sure you have all the marching band essentials that you’ll need for the upcoming season. Band camp officially begins in 15 days! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to either your Band Buddy or your section leaders!

 

Name: Kiki Lee
Year: SeniorKiara Lee.png
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Tully, NY
Position and Section: Clarinet section leader
Favorite thing about marching band: I appreciate that marching band made it really easy for my awkward self to make friends!
Favorite activity outside of band: Watching teen soap operas from the 90s and learning (ir)relevant trivia about them.
Veteran tip for band camp/school: Actually eat breakfast during band camp. I know it means getting up earlier, but you’re gonna want the extra fuel before lunchtime.
What’s your guilty pleasure song? There are too many, but I don’t feel guilty about it. But I’ll have to go with Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. The trench coat he wears in the music video is my aesthetic.

What Hogwarts house are you? It may not seem like it at all (and I honestly don’t get it either), but Pottermore and literally every Buzzfeed quiz say I’m Slytherin. I accept it with pride though!
Subject of your most recent status update/tweet/instagram post: Spider-Man: Homecoming and my newfound love for Tom Holland.

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Name: Bridget Slomian

Year: Junior

Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Monroe Twp., NJBridget Slomian.jpg

Position and Section: Clarinet Section Leader

Favorite thing about marching band: Your fellow band members become your best friends quicker than you’d ever think possible. It’s an incredibly tight-knit community, and everyone cares deeply for each other!

Favorite activity outside of band: I love my job designing pages for The Daily Orange

Veteran tip for band camp/school: Never hesitate to reach out when you need help. Small problems and big problems alike can be overwhelming, and SU has so many incredible resources to take advantage of! Section leaders are also willing to help out, that’s what we’re here for!

What’s your favorite viral video? The vine of a TV preacher exasperatedly asking his audience, “Why! Why??”, but with Waluigi’s nose and hat photoshopped over him

What’s your guilty pleasure song? No shame or guilt, Africa by Toto is a much beloved banger

What Hogwarts house are you? I’m a Ravenclaw with the worst procrastination record ever

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Name: Sarah Katherine Kelley

Year: Senior

Major: Music Education

Hometown: Burke, VASarah Kelley.jpeg

Position and Section: Clarinet Music Instructor

Favorite thing about marching band: Making great music with great people! And the positive atmosphere. Even in the most miserable conditions (pouring rain, 8 am rehearsals, long days), we can still have fun.

Favorite activity outside of band: Playing violin

Veteran tip for band camp/school: Don’t overextend yourself! College is a great time to branch out and try new things, but you’re a human being with only so much time and energy.
Who do you want to write the biography of your life? Amy Poehler

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Name: Stephanie Wagner

Year: 4th

Major: Architecture at SU

Hometown: Levittown (on Long Island)Stefanie Wagner.jpeg

Position and Section: Clarinet Music Instructor

Favorite thing about marching band: Game day traditions! Songs, chants, marches, and the occasional Varsity pizza trip

Favorite activity outside of band: Road trips and long walks on the beach

Veteran tip for band camp/school: Always ask questions, go outside of your comfort zone, and reach out to meet new people and make some great friends!

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses? One horse sized duck…100 duck sized horses can probably still run really fast? I think?

What’s your guilty pleasure song? Gotta Go My Own Way, High School Musical 2. And any song from those movies really.
What Hogwarts house are you? Gryffindor

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