We all have hobbies and interests, and for sophomore Emmaline Adams, her fervor is music—percussion, more specifically. She has played percussion since sixth grade, so when her music instructor suggested auditioning for a music summer camp at Interlochen Arts Academy, she thought, why not? The music Arts Academy is for grades 3-12, and only 2500 people in the entire country attend the seven-week camp. Singer Josh Groban attended as a child, if that gives you a better idea of the program’s caliber.
After months of practicing and perfecting her audition tapes, Emmaline was more than relieved when she found out that she was accepted—in fact, she recalls squealing after receiving the news as she transitioned from her first block class.
Of course, West Jessamine is proud to be represented for the very first time at such a prestigious camp. It’s also very expensive, so if you want to lend a helping hand, go to http://www.gofundme.com/interlochen2014 to donate.
“I want this to encourage others to join band,” Adams says. “If I can do this, so can others!”