2017-09-30 / The Rock

PHS band program undergoing changes

Person High School’s (PHS) band program has been undergoing changes for the 2017-2018 school year, including adjusting to a new band director, hosting new events and performing a new halftime show.

Kirsten Daniel, a first year band teacher, graduated from East Carolina University in May 2017 and has since taken on the task of directing the PHS band. “Band to me is a way of life,” drum major Justin Breeze said. “It’s not only an elective, but a place that you can call home, with people you can call family, and Ms. Daniel is doing a great job transitioning into our family.”

Daniel has led the band in numerous events since arriving, including Friday Night Lights, Relay for Life and the Opening Convocation. Trumpet section leader Taliyah Lunsford said that Daniel is upholding the Person tradition and bursts with school spirit whether on the field or in the classroom.

The concert band will host a fall festival on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Mayo Park Pavilion.

The fall festival will include booths and vendors, and will also be doubling as the first combined band and chorus concert of the year.

“The band is now open to different opportunities and can explore new things since Ms. Daniel is a new teacher,” said woodwind captain Tiffani Hargrove.

“Ms. Daniel has allowed us to experience new things, and to play new music,” clarinet section leader Anica Stewart said.

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