I was a student of Mrs. Press for 5 years before auditioning for string orchestra. I auditioned and was accepted into string orchestra as a second violin in 2004. I spent the next year in string orchestra as a first violin. In 2006 I advanced to Symphonette where I spent two years in the second violin section and my senior year advanced to the first violin section. Unfortunately I never made it into youth orchestra. I auditioned my sophomore year and did not get in. So I chickened out and didn’t try my junior year. I am still apart of PYS I now chaperone for the String orchestra retreat ad serve as a boys cabin counselor and ensemble coach.