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Pep Band Spotlight

Nikki Baron, Crown Staff

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At the age of three Sheila Sagear (12) took her first music lesson reluctantly, but thirteen years later now has a passion and love for the art. Sagear started playing music by taking private piano lessons from her teacher Mrs. Lowery. At first Sagear hated music but after her first year her perspective changed,“ Music just kind of caught me,” explains Sagear.  Now she plays piano, flute, trumpet, and guitar. When sixth grade came along Sagear attended Marlowe Middle School where she joined band class and began playing the trumpet. Along with her middle school band, Sagear was also involved in jazz band and honors band, both of these she had to audition for to be a part of. After middle school Sagear joined Marian’s own band, and here at Marian she’s apart of advanced band, pit orchestra, and jazz band. She also competes in solo and ensembles with Mr. Rome, and through these competitions she has managed to win seven first places. Sagear is also a part of the Mchenry County Honor Band, which is a county- wide organization that high school students from around the area audition to be a part of. Sagear calls Marian’s Pep Band “A community because we spend so much time together that we really get to know each other and become a family”. Although she currently has no plans to do music as a career, she still hopes to play music in college and be in a marching band and a concert band. Sagear had this advice to share with any aspiring musicians, “To keep working hard, it may not be fun all the time, but the harder you work the more rewarding it will be.” Music has had a huge impact on Sheila Sagears life and Sagear has had a huge impact on Marians Pep Band.

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