Our January Student Spotlight feature is Matty! Matty is a bassoonist and contrabassoonist in JRO. He is currently a sophomore in high school, and he has been in BYSO for 4 years. We asked Matty a few questions:
Q: What is your favorite thing about BYSO?
A: Being able to play in a full orchestra, and being able to be instructed by some of the best instructors around here.
Q: What is one of your best BYSO memories (so far)?
A: One of my best BYSO memories so far is my very first concert, it was with PW, we were playing "O fortuna" and one of the Paer marches...It was unforgettable.
Q: Why did you choose your instrument?
A: Because I thought it was a unique instrument that would lend me a good musical experience.
Q: What is your favorite piece you've played during your time in BYSO?
A: Any piece that I'm rockin' the Contra on is my favorite!
Q: What is one fun fact about you?
A: One fun fact about me is that I love visiting America's National Parks, I think that they are all profoundly beautiful and awe-inspiring.