collegiate goal, before she really knew anything about
band--or college--was to earn a full-ride scholarship as first
chair recorder player in some really prestigious group. And
now she's in the YPMB, which doesn't pay her but is pretty
full of prestige (that's the "P")...and which has featured a
recorder soloist, though sadly it wasn't her.
After years in an
Iowa marching band (Midwest!), Kate was dazzled by a band that played
Bohemian Rhapsody--The Defenestration of Prague--at the pre-frosh
Midnight Rehearsal. She has since done anything that she can to add the
mania. She led her clARRRRinets to victory as a Section Leader, fed the
band as a Social Chair, and performed as a Singing Bus Leader. She
sported paint-splattered jeans while preparing a giant Spartan shield
for The Game of 2009 and dragon wings for 2010, changed from business
suit to hockey jersey in order to sneakily attack-band the swanky
Hedgefund Rocktoberfest in an NYC blues club, and walked around
Hahvahd in footed pajamas looking for the band's lunch.
When she is not spending her waking hours
with the YPMB, Kate enjoys short drives to the elementary school where
she works, reading the works of primarily male and mostly dead guys for
the English major, singing with the Yale Glee Club (shhh, we don't talk
about that here), and sleeping. Make friends by offering her chocolate,
a conversation about Star Wars, or a kitten.
Past Drum Majors