Drum Major Emily: Ready for Her Senior Year
By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Rosolowski is a talented senior Drum Major for the Chelsea Marching Band. Her talents and personality make the band proud of her.
Her only instrument she plays in the clarinet. She recalls one of her favorite moments: “A big moment in band was learning that I got drum major. I found out with 5 minutes to the last bell,” Rosolowski said. “When the bell rang I ran to down the hallway screaming “Nathan Cole” and then Kara, Nathan and I all screamed and basically tackled each other in a group hug. While I was sad for others who didn’t get the position, I was excited for the three of us and the year we are going to have.”
Her favorite class is Biology. “My favorite teacher is probably Mrs. Reiser, my freshman biology, AP Biology teacher and my cadet teaching mentor,” she said. “My favorite band director is Mr. Catherman.”
She is thinking about Western, State or Central for college, but she is not sure yet where she will go and is not sure about band in college. “I’m thinking about trying out for the band but it depends on the college and if I will have time but I would love to,” she said. “My favorite part of band is really just all the people that come together and create a show that took work to perfect and learn,” she added. “If you are in the band, you know that there are 140 others that will support you.”
Her parents are Dan and Linda. She has an older sibling, Matt, who went through the band with the baritone and now a younger sister, Elise, who is a freshman this year in the color guard. Most of her time is either spent on theatre or band. She directs, designs costumes/hair and makeup and also acts.
Her advice is sound: “My advice for young band members is to make the most of your time in the band because it goes by fast, even if it seems like time is dragging on,” she said. “Make new friends, laugh with the old ones. Don’t let the little things keep you from enjoying a halftime show or rehearsal on the practice field.”