Aidan Shorey, Sioux City North HS
Euphonium: Band 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
The concert came and was stunning (as always). When I met up with him after the concert, he thanked me a bunch and congratulated me on achieving four-year-member status. It was a really cool memory, as the conductor of any of the All-State ensembles hold a high pedestal in my book. Any responsibility from them feels like a special honor, and I was honored to have that! Shown is the picture he and I took afterwards.
Another memory I have is the euphonium section photo. For the last several years, it has become tradition for the euphonium section to take a photo right before the concert. This is taken by first chair. It's a great bonding moment, and it was really cool for me to have the honor to carry it out for three years! Hopefully this tradition continues throughout the years!
Happy All-State season everyone!
Right before the concert my senior year, Dr. Golemo, the conductor of the band that year, spotted me on the end of one of the rows. He came up to me and asked, "Hey, I have a really big favor to ask you. I don't have any pockets in this tux, and there's no safe place for me to put my wallet and keys. Would you mind holding onto them? I know I'm putting a lot of trust in someone I don't know, but it would be a big favor!" Shocked by the request, I happily agreed to hold onto them.