SPHS Band And Orchestra Members Cherish Music Experiences


With the school year ending, some Severna Park High School graduates reflected on their favorite memories from band and orchestra, along with their upcoming plans.

Caroline Bresson


Favorite memory: My favorite memory was the Arundel competition during my junior year. It was pouring rain and the waterway was splashing on the keys, making zero sound!

Favorite band: The Beatles

Future plans: I will be attending James Madison University and majoring in engineering.

Corey Fleming


Favorite memory: My favorite memory was our “Rienzi” performance at Universal Orlando with the music blowing around; it was hilarious.

Favorite band: Can't think of a specific band, but Ava Max is my favorite artist.

Future plans: I will be majoring in computer science at Virginia Tech.

Page Judge

Euphonium, bass guitar

Favorite memory: Playing our show under the stadium lights at the senior night football game.

Favorite band: Lake Street Dive

Future plans: I will be attending the University of Michigan to study music education and performance.

Mitchell Mardiros


Favorite memory: Probably the Orlando trip. I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friends. It was a memory I’ll never forget.

Favorite band: My favorite band is Led Zeppelin. They are simply the greatest of all time.

Future plans: I plan on going to Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. I want to go for motorsport engineering.

Elliot Newton

Euphonium, bass trombone

Favorite memory: My favorite memory was the home show of freshman year. It was my first home show, and I was able to see so many of my friends from other schools.

Favorite band: I don’t really have a favorite band, but my favorite artists that I love listening to include Rihanna, Vansire, SZA, and Day Wave. I also love drum corps, especially Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

Future plans: I plan to go to the University of Virginia to study nursing. I want to ultimately become a nurse anesthetist.

Raeanne Rendulic

Bass clarinet and piano

Favorite memory: My favorite memory from SPHS band is concert nights just because we all come together to perform wonderful pieces of music that sound great. During marching band season, though, is the best time. It's full of chaos and seriousness, but they balance each other out, which is helpful when trying to put a show together.

Favorite band: I love the Zac Brown Band, but for classical music, I love the composer Samuel Hazo.

Future plans: I plan to major in criminology in college and play in Penn State University's symphonic band, jazz band and their marching band.

John Riganati


Favorite memory: My favorite memory was getting to participate in the All-County orchestra when it was a full symphonic orchestra. Getting to play alongside brass and woodwind instruments was a really fun experience, and the music was awesome!

Favorite band: Pink Floyd

Future plans: Attending the University of Maryland and planning to major in computer science.

Elisabeth Stoudt

Oboe, English horn, trumpet, mellophone

Favorite memory: I think jazz band rehearsals are my favorite part about band in general. It’s fun to learn a different genre of music and it’s all about just feeling the music.

Favorite band: Sly and the Family Stone

Future plans: Towson! I’m majoring in information systems and I’m going to audition for the marching band.

Claudia Woodbury


Favorite memory: My favorite memory was getting a one at Festival after not being able to compete for a while.

Favorite band: Will Wood and the Tapeworms

Future plans: St. Mary's College of Maryland this fall, hopefully leading to a master's degree in library science.


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