On February 14, 2022 Concert, Varsity and Freshman band performed in the PAC, marking the potential end of the hardships distance learning caused in the music department. This was the first time Freshmen and Concert band had a concert together in two years. Though they didn’t play together, there were still benefits to hearing each other play.
“It was the first view I got of the concert band and I was just sitting there completely awestruck. I didn’t even know what to do. I was just sitting there looking at the stage like it was unbelievable,” said Mollie Helppi ‘25.
During distance learning music was taken away. Students were behind screens leaving them unmotivated and unwilling to work. But now that normal school is back to some degree students are able to enjoy their classes again. Especially the music kids without being forced to play there was little to no progress with many of their concerts taken away.
“Being a senior myself I feel like I’m more used to different types of playing and hearing different things and sitting there and hearing the freshman and the varsity band and thinking it was amazing to see how many people could possibly be coming into band in the future I honestly love the band program here and I wish it the best,” said Brynna Bettis ‘22.