Student: Lily Campbell
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: My name is Lily and I’m a senior. I play synth in marching season and French horn during concert season.
Q: What have been some of your favorite classes at East? Any that surprised you?
A: My favorite is by far band. 80% of my friends I’ve met through band and I couldn’t imagine my life without it.
Q: What’s an unusual hobby that you have?
A: I’m addicted to Naked juice- specifically the 64 oz blue machine bottle. My blood runs with it.
Q: What show has been your favorite? Why?
A: My favorite show has been the jazz one because it was my first time on synth during marching.
Q: What individual aspects do you enjoy about your two instruments? Why do you think you were drawn to both French Horn and piano?
A: I’ve played piano since I was really little, and it’s always been my favorite thing- there’s nothing more satisfying than head banging when you finally learn a difficult melody. French horn is supposedly one of the most difficult instruments, so I wanted to challenge myself when I started playing it.
Q: What has been the most memorable moment from your marching band experience?
A: Freshman year, I was so nervous to start band. I didn’t want to embarrass myself. A senior walked up to me and introduced herself and instantly I felt welcomed. I hope I can do that to newcomers as well.
Q: Do you have any senior wisdom that you would like to pass on to the rest of the band?
A: Be proud of your band culture! And always have a pencil.
Q: Who are your top five artists of all time?
A: The Beatles, Bastille, Joji, The Jonas Brothers, and Glenn Miller.
Q: In your opinion, what makes a perfect song?
A: A lot of major sixths.
Q: What makes band special to you?
A: Band is a community of my favorite people and things. I love combining music with people I love.