Musician Monday: Ciara Mills

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Name: Ciara Mills                 Grade: 10

Are you in  band, choir, or both? 

I am in band.

What instrument (s)do you play?

I play all percussion in concert band and quads in marching band.

To what bands/choirs do you belong to at RVHS? Outside of school?

I belong in concert band and marching band here at RVHS!

How many years have you been playing in band or singing in choir? 

I have been playing percussion in concert band for about 6 years and I have been playing quads in marching band for 2 years.

Are you in any other extra musical activities?

This is my first year in the Beauty and the Beast musical production and I am ecstatic to have this opportunity. Also, I have participated in County Band and Autumn Symphonic Winds which are great learning experiences.

Do you participate in any other extra curricular activities?

Besides band and the musical, I am in Broadcast Journalism. It is a really enjoyable class that teaches me the value of using technology, editing, and being on camera! Also, I am in RV Smash Club which is extremely fun and I love playing every Friday!

How are you planning to keep music in your life after you graduated high school? 

I have a true passion for music that will never go away. I cannot go a day without listening to music. I would love to continue playing in Marching Band throughout college. I think it would be an amazing experience for me to continue making amazing music, making new friends, and ultimately having lots of fun.

What is your favorite song?

My favorite song changes frequently, but my favorite song right now is Medicine by Bring Me The Horizon.

What is your favorite band?

I have many favorite bands, but as of right now, I have been listening to Bring Me The Horizon the most. Their new album, ¨amo¨, is an incredible piece of art that everyone should check out. There is a song for everyone on it.

Who is your musical influence and why?

My musical influence is honestly Mr. T.  He really tries to push me out of my comfort zone and helps me try new things I never thought I would before.

What awards or recognitions have you received in the high school? 

I have been Student of the Week and nominated for National Honors Society.

 

 

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