This week we’ll be turning our attention to Senior Band members, who, last week performed at their final home game of their high school careers.
Joseph Hewitt, Caleb Seckman, Kaite Stout, and Skyler Jones have all participated in band since the fifth grade and say they will miss the friends and fun that have come with all of those years of hard work and learning.
“We’re a family in band,” Stout said and the others quickly agreed.
Jones said he first joined band just because he thought it would be an “easy A”, but quickly found himself developing a passion that will lead him to pursue a degree in music education in college.
Stout said that she had earned $3000 toward college for playing bass clarinet. Stout plans to study to be a nursing assistant after graduation and has the goal of getting through her schooling debt free.
Hewitt, who met his best friend Jones in the band in seventh grade, plans to join the Air Force and pursue education in a medical field after.
Seckman said his first choice school is the Coast Guard Academy were he plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Seckman added that the band has taught him how to work toward a common goal even if you don’t necessarily get along with those with whom you are working.
All four stressed that they’ll miss the band, which has been a huge part of their lives over the last eight years.
Other Marching Minutemen Seniors Honored at last week’s football game on Senior Night were: Drum Major Rachel Hall, Kessa Allen, Ashley Batten, Madison Champman, Lauren Clem, Abigail Conrad, Zoe Davis, Collin Dodson, Kathryn Jones, Darian Meza, Hayle Moss, Ryan Post-Overton, Kelsey Snyder, and Kia Villers.