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.
What instrument(s) do you play and how long have you been playing them in/outside of band?
I’ve played clarinet since 4th grade, saxophone since 7th grade and flute since 9th grade.
How did you first become interested in music? What keeps you playing?
I first got interested in band when they started talking to us about it in elementary school. I keep playing because I know I can still learn new things about music and I can still learn new instruments.
What’s your favorite thing about being a member of the marching band?
They’re my team, and my family. I’ve grown up with them and I’ve grown closer to them through the years.
What’s the best number to get the crowd going at a Saucon Valley football game?
Either Sweet Caroline, Wipe Out or Jig 2.
Who has helped you become a better musician?
All of the music teachers I ever had starting in elementary school and my parents for getting me lessons and encouraging me to practice.
What are your future plans, and do they involve music?
I don’t really have a set plan at the moment. I’m not sure if my plan will involve music or not. I may play here and there, but only time will tell.