Ashley Badreddine
  
Instrument:
Clarinet

Favorite band memory
Senior sunrise, and nights at band camp.
Favorite piece of music
Bora Bora
Plans for the future
Attend college and go into a field of psychology or art, but overall to be happy with the person I end up being.
Thank You
To Mr. Ridenour and Mrs. Rechul, for maintaining such an amazing program and safe place for all band students; my family, for being there and supporting me through these eight years; and the band. You guys are awesome. I love you all.
Message to band mates
Miracles happen every day. Keep your head up and eyes on the prize; you'll get there, I promise.
Paulina Bies
Instrument:
Flute/ drum major

Favorite band memory
When I fell right before accepting our award for 1st place.
Favorite piece of music
Bora Bora
Plans for the future
I want to go into writing at the University of Michigan in Anne Arbor and be happy no matter where I end up.
Thank You
Thank you to my family for always being there and supporting me, especially when times were stressful and thank you to Mr. Ridenour and Mrs. Rechul for introducing me to music back in 5th grade and creating a second home for all of us.
Message to band mates
Thank you for allowing me the chance to be your drum major, you are all so amazing and talented and I’m so happy to have had the chance to work with all of you, always remember to be yourself and do what makes you happy, not what anyone else tells you, I love you guys!!
Samantha Brunell
Instrument:
Tenor Saxophone

Favorite band memory
All the memories I've been a part of, also from being referred to as a religion during Aqua Block by Khalia, especially.
Favorite piece of music
Nightscapes and El Cumbanchero (Spicy Cucumber)
Plans for the future
I plan to go to a university or college to pursue in Biomedical Engineering. Hopefully, learning a few other things along the way.
Thank You
Mr. Ridenour, Ms. Rechul, my Mom and Dad, Jessica, and to my super duper Band Family.
Message to band mates
Where did we go? What did we do? I think we made something, Entirely new. And it wasn't quite me, And it wasn't quite you. I think it was something, Entirely new
Stephanie Durant
Instrument:
Trumpet and Mellophone

Favorite band memory
My freshmen year of trellos sectional and the Area 51 senior prank. Also when Laila came to band camp after seeing Shawn Mendes
Favorite piece of music
Seeking Refuge
Plans for the future
Biomedical Engineering/Prosthetics and maybe some Graphic Design. Definitely some more Marching Band.
Thank You
Mom, you are the one who guided me through confusing and rough times. I can't believe that I'm leaving soon and I don't know what my life would've been like without you.
Message to band mates
With a little 1 2 3 4, find All That Jazz to have a little fun while Seeking Refuge when going Into the Storm. There may be some Linear Illusions along the way, just let the Latin Accents brighten your way to the next step of the world unknown. Message for Laila Perez: OH MY GOD! ITS SHAWN MENDES!
Adam El-Zein
Instrument:
Baritone Saxophone

Favorite band memory
Hanging out with the boys at Band Camp
Favorite piece of music
Spring’s Awakening
Plans for the future
To study Psychology at Wayne or Michigan State University and pursue an acting hobby.
Thank You
I’d like to thank Ridenour and Rechul for these amazing 8 years of Band, and my family and friends for always supporting me.
Message to band mates
Enjoy every second that life has to offer , keep pushing forward no matter what happens, and do things Your Way.
Alia Elhajj
Instrument:
Saxophone

Favorite band memory
Writing all the jokes our cabin had the last day, while sitting on the ledge at band camp, trying to remember everything before we had to go back to practice.
Favorite piece of music
Bora Bora
Plans for the future
Shooting my best shot at colleges, aiming for a degree in neuropsychology
Thank You
To Mr. Ridenour and Mrs Rechul, for tolerating me when I was almost intolerable. Thank you to my closest friends, for helping me laugh at least once a day, and for helping me get through the days it seemed like laughing was too far away. Thank you for the music.
Message to band mates
There's strength in perseverance, and honor in commitment.
Lauren Ferris
Instrument:
Baritone

Favorite band memory
Watching the sunrise with all the senior on the last day of band camp and all the lows sectionals
Favorite piece of music
Bora bora
Plans for the future
I plan to attend Wayne State or Ferris State to study graphic design.
Thank You
I would like to thank Mr. Ridenour and Mrs. Rechul for being so supportive, my friends and family for always coming to events, and the lows and baritones for being such great a group of people.
Message to band mates
Enjoy every moment of marching band because it really flies by.
Zeinab Ghandour
Instrument:
Flute & Piccolo

Favorite band memory
Playing in festival freshman year, shortly after finding out what a flute was and staying up until 2am with cabin four trying to get rid of monster moths.
Favorite piece of music
Remembering Yesterdays
Plans for the future
Attend college to major in biological and psychological sciences.
Thank You
Thank you Mr. Ridenour, Mrs. Rechul, and my family for being supportive of everything I do and helping me achieve goals I never thought were attainable. Also thanks to all my friends who have stuck by my side and appreciate my poorly timed jokes.
Message to band mates
Don’t let fears hold you back. Take risks and allow yourself to thrive.
Daniel Meldrum
Instrument:
Percussion

Favorite band memory
The time when our band received first place at the DeWitt competition.
Favorite piece of music
"The Great Locomotive Chase"
Plans for the future
To major in Computer Science in college.
Thank You
Mr Ridenour and Ms Rechul for motivating me to do band, and also my parents for always supporting me no matter what.
Message to band mates
Always try to stay positive, even when things don't go your way.
Nadia Michel
Instrument:
Baritone

Favorite band memory
Going to Cmu junior year, watching the last sunrise at band camp, and the late night talks in cabin 4
Favorite piece of music
Bora Bora
Plans for the future
I hope to attend either Wayne state or Michigan State to study neuroscience and minor in music
Thank You
Thank you to my family and friends for always supporting me, the lows and baritones for always making me laugh, and Ridenour and Rechul for letting me be a part of something so amazing.
Message to band mates
Enjoy the little things and don’t forget to live in the moment because 4 years goes by in the blink of an eye
Kenneth Nguyen-Phan
Instrument:
Baritone

Favorite band memory
Senior year band camp
Favorite piece of music
Play!
Plans for the future
Sound engineering and production
Thank You
Mr. Ridenour and Mrs. Rechul for supporting me throughout these 8 years. The band for making this year the best one yet. The band parents for supporting us. And cabin 7.
Message to band mates
Make every second worth it in high-school, it goes by quick.
Hadi Osseili
Instrument:
Trumpet

Favorite band memory
All the nights spent with cabin 7.
Favorite piece of music
Bora Bora
Plans for the future
Attend some college and study economics
Thank You
Thank you to Mr.Ridenour and Mrs. Rechul for all the time and support they provided.
Message to band mates
4 years is not a long time.
Simon Seryani
Instrument:
Alto saxophone

Favorite band memory
All the endless night with cabin seven and senior year band camp
Favorite piece of music
Bora-Bora
Plans for the future
To major in business marketing at college
Thank You
I’d like to thank Mr. ridenour Mrs. Rachel my family and all my friends for always supporting me
Message to band mates
Enjoy every minute of it one day you won’t be able to do it
Austin Thomas
Instrument:
Clarinet

Favorite band memory
Senior Band Camp and the amazing memories made with cabin 7
Favorite piece of music
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Plans for the future
To study biomedical engineering at Lawrence Tech and to join their marching band program
Thank You
To my parents for pushing and supporting me throughout my band career. Thank you to all of my great friends for making band a great place to grow and thank you to Mr. Ridenour and Mrs.Rechul for being some of the most amazing people to look up to for these 8 years.
Message to band mates
Have fun and don’t take anything for granted because you’ll be hearing your words projecting from these speakers sooner than you think. Love you guys!
Adam Yassine
Instrument:
Trombone

Favorite band memory
The nights at Cabin 7
Favorite piece of music
Bora Bora
Plans for the future
I plan on going to the University of Michigan Dearborn to major in Computer Science
Thank You
Ridenour and Rechul. You guys opened a huge door for me and changed my life in ways I’d never expect.
Message to band mates
Don’t hate the player, hate the game