Every year, a new drum major is selected to lead the BHS marching band. Seniors Maddison Kong and Katrina Lee, talked about their experiences in the band and what they love about it.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being drum major this year?
Katrina: I love teaching people how to march and conducting during band events. I love conducting because there's something great about 100-plus people watching you lead a song where the whole school gets to hear what we are like.
Madison: I like that as drum major, I can represent the interests of the students and actually make changes in policies.
Q: What’s your year-long goal as drum major?
Katrina: My year-long goal as drum major is to have a great field show. We spend countless hours drafting the field show and putting it into the computer program. It's a very tedious job. So, my main goal is to make it a great show and be able to teach everyone their part in this show.
Q:When did you start playing in band? What/Who inspired you?
Madison: I’ve always had music in my life. My mom has spent her life singing, dancing, and acting throughout high school and college. My dad can literally play any instrument he wants— guitar, piano, drum set, ukulele, bass, electric guitar, trombone. I played piano for nine years and started playing flute in fourth grade for band. I would say my parents inspired me to stay with music and I’ve always been passionate about it.
Q: If there’s one thing you want the readers to know about the band, what would it be?
Katrina: Band is literally such an amazing community. I've met some of my closest friends in band, and I have had the best experiences as well. People are just so amazing, and I am so glad I get to know a huge community that makes a part of our school.