Marcher of the Week – Sep 09

Student: Emily Hassett

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: My name is Emily Hassett and I am a sophomore. I am playing the Bari saxophone this year for marching.

Q: What strange hobbies do you have?
A: I am really into computers so I have a tendency to make computers and will sometimes code randomly.

Q: What’s something you’ve always wanted to try, but never have had the opportunity to?
A: I’ve always wanted to snowboard/ski.

Q: What’s something that makes you smile on a day to day basis?
A: My puppy Finn, he is a malamute.

Q: What’s your favorite piece you’ve gotten to play in band?
A: Hey baby for pep is always really fun especially the tuba part

Q: How did you choose which instrument to play? Why do you think you chose the bari sax over the sousaphone?
A: I’ve always liked the idea of playing multiple instruments so whenever there is an instrument that I’m interested in I’ll find a way to learn it. Honestly, I prefer the sousaphone it’s much more fun, but more painful after I played my freshman year I’ve missed it.

Q: Now that you have a year of marching experience, is there any part of this year’s show that’s been easier?
A: Back marching, last year I had to back march quite a bit but it is much easier now.

Q: Who are some musical artists that have inspired you?
A: Miles Davis and Charles Barkley

Q: In your opinion, what’s the best song ever written?
A: Probably the whole entire score for Star Wars the empire strikes back

Q: What makes band special to you?
A: The people that make up the band it’s such a close-knit community and everyone is just very nice and easy-going.