Not all the stars at Panther football games are on the field. The Saucon Valley High School marching band plays a big role in generating school and community spirit at football games and events throughout the year. In gratitude for their performances and recognition of their talent, Saucon Source is proud to recognize this year’s SVHS senior band members with our “Senior Band Member Salute.” We thank band director Michael Marini for his assistance with compiling these profiles.
Q: What instrument(s) do you play and how long have you been playing them in/outside of band?
I have played the clarinet for about six years.
Q: How did you first become interested in music? What keeps you playing?
My parents have always encouraged my siblings and me to pursue music. I keep playing because music is an enriching part of my life.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a member of the marching band?
I love getting to perform our show at every football game and at competitions. I also love spending so much time with such a great group of people.
Q: What’s the best number to get the crowd going at a Saucon Valley football game?
Probably “Sweet Caroline.”
Q: Who has helped you become a better musician?
My sister also plays the clarinet, and she’s always been here when I have questions.
Q: What are your future plans, and do they involve music?
I want to attend the University of Pittsburgh for biology and chemistry. My plans do involve music, as I would love to be a part of Pitt’s marching band.