Drum major keeps the beat

Drum major keeps the beat

Drum major Caylon Nicholas, a senior, looks forward to his year as drum major.

Story by Shayla James, Staff Writer

Senior Caylon Nicholas answers some questions about his role as this year’s drum major.

Q: What’s it like being drum major so far?

A: So far it’s been an amazing experience. I am glad I have the opportunity to be drum major.


Q: How does it feel to be a senior?

A: It feels like a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m glad it has finally arrived.


Q: What’s the best part of being the drum major so far?

A: Knowing that you are the leader of a group of students who are willing to spend all of August and an extra hour before school for a common goal, success.


Q: If you had to describe your years in band in one sentence, what would it be?

A: It has been a fun and eventful experience.


Q: Do you feel as if other students in band should look up to you?

A: I feel that they should respect me as I respect them.


Q: How is school outside of band?

A: Compared to band, school is just normal. I usually have my better moments in band instead of other classes.


Q: If you had to sum up your life so far in one word, what would it be?

A: Excellent.


Q: Who is your favorite musican?

A: Charlie Vernon.


Q: Do you think you will continue your band career throughout college?

A: Yes, hopefully it will lead to a successful career.


Q: Do you feel as if band is a major part of your life at the moment?

A: Yes, it is essential.