I joined PYS because going into high school, I was the only percussionist at my middle school and wanted to challenge myself so I could be good in High School. I was in Symphonic Winds for three years and then was in Youth Symphony for two years. I would have to say that those five years of PSG really formed me into the musician that I am today. I don’t think I would have chosen Music Education as my Major if I hadn’t joined PSG. In the different groups, I was able to play at a high level of musicianship that I might not have gotten if I had just played in my high school band.