For Fabian, a 10th grader at Golder and section leader for the tuba players, Director Oby’s guidance has really helped him grow in both his musicianship and leadership.
“I didn’t like how I struggled on my instrument when I played and then listened to others play better than me,” Fabian said, “This year, I’ve gotten a lot better and I have gained so much confidence. I have also earned a leadership role, so I have the opportunity to teach the beginner students from my experience and help them to get better.”
Long-time student band members have loved how the band program has grown so much this year.
“Last year, band felt like individuals that needed to get comfortable with each other. Now, band feels like a family leaving a legacy!” Destiny, a junior and euphonium player said, “I love the consistent upbringing of talented young musicians and dancers in our program.”
A big part of this year’s band season was the Raptor Rumble Battle of the Bands. This was the Golder band’s first public appearance in a large venue and their first battle. They came in second place, despite being new to the scene and not having a football field to practice on.