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Graduating Senior Spotlight: Will Rachko

Name: Will Rachko

Instrument: Euphonium

Current Teacher: Alex Gittelman

High School: Haverford High School

College / Major: West Chester University / Music Education: Instrumental

How long have you been a member of the PYO organization and in which ensembles did you participate?

One year, Bravo Brass

What is your favorite Bravo Brass memory?

My favorite Bravo Brass memory was the sectionals led by Brian Brown, and playing at the Macy's Christmas Light Show

What are your most recent musical and/or academic achievements?

My most recent musical achievement is attending the PMEA All-State Band festival, and earning a music scholarship from WCU based off of my audition.

What are some of your favorite pieces of music that you have performed with Bravo Brass?

My favorite pieces played in Bravo Brass are: Christmas Day, Wagner Funeral March, and the Star Wars Suite

When you are not in rehearsal or practicing your instrument, what other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?

Outside of music, I enjoy long bike rides into Philadelphia, and Diving.

What is one unique attribute about you do people find surprising?

Something surprising about me is that I used to be more involved with sports than I was with music. Due to lifelong and very painful problems with my feet, I stopped participating in competitive sports, and became more involved in music.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What do you see yourself doing?

In ten years, I will be living the dream as a high school or university band director, or a professional Euphonium performer.