After a long and exciting trip, we’ve finally made it back home to Gettysburg! We can’t believe how much fun we had visiting Berlin, Leipzig, and Prague. Not only did we perform amazing concerts, but we got to visit beautiful historical sites and we formed bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. These memories will stay with us forever and we will cherish them always.
Before we sign off, we’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves, the bloggers!
Melanie Greenberg, Class of 2020, is a History and Education major with a Music minor. Her primary instrument is the trumpet, which she played on her tour with the Wind Symphony. In addition to Wind Symphony, she plays trumpet with the Gettysburg Bullets Marching Band, the Symphony Band, and is apart of the trumpet studio. She also sings in the Gettysburg Concert Choir and is apart of the piano studio. Melanie served as the student coordinator for this trip and is also apart of the band staff. She also is the current Fundraising and Philanthropy Chair in the Epsilon Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the International Music Fraternity at Gettysburg College.
Maya Johnson, Class of 2021, is a current Music Major at Gettysburg College. She hopes to declare herself with a Biology-related major soon. She plays flute and piccolo in the Wind Symphony and is also part of the Gettysburg Bullets Marching Band, the Orchestra, flute studio, and a chamber group. Maya is proud to say she is a student of Gettysburg College and is grateful for all the opportunities she has been offered to further her musical career at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. Maya is a current member-in-training in the Epsilon Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the International Music Fraternity at Gettysburg College.
Bethany Frankel, Class of 2020, is an English Major with a Writing Concentration at Gettysburg College. Bethany plays trumpet with the Wind Symphony and is also part of the Gettysburg College Marching Band, the Symphony Band, and is in trumpet studio. She sings alto in Audeamus, a high-voiced choir offered at the college. Bethany currently works as the student public relations staff in the Sunderman Conservatory Office and is on the executive board of 91.1 WZBT, the college’s radio station. Bethany is also an active member of Epsilon Beta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the International Music Fraternity at Gettysburg College.
The entirety of the Wind Symphony and everyone else who came along with us on the trip would like to thank all of our family, friends, faculty members, and everyone else who helped make this trip possible. We would especially like to thank the benefactors who helped give us the financial aid needed to ensure that everyone in the ensemble was able to participate. Additionally, the students would like to give a special shoutout to Dr. S. Kay Hoke, Dr. Steven Marx, and of course Dr. Russell McCutcheon for everything they did to guide us and contribute to our learning and trip experience. We are eternally grateful.
Until next time! Go Bullets!