October 2020 Music Student of the Month – Will Stephens

High school band student Will Stephens is setting a great example by keeping up his trombone practice and managing all the digital challenges of  online band class.  Will started on the trombone because a friend was playing it and, after 5 years, Will has discovered a few other benefits to being in band that has kept him going. Congratulations on being recognized October Music Student of the Month in 2020!

“It can make you friends by bringing you closer to other band members, it can give you a new hobby to pursue, and it has been shown to benefit your learning ability.’

Orcas High School Strings trombone player, Will Stephens

The Music Student of the Month series recognizes Orcas Island Public School musicians who work hard at their musical skills and whose love of music is an inspiration to their fellow student musicians.  Thank you so much to the Orcas Island businesses who are sponsoring this monthly series throughout the 2020-21 school year that recognizes the efforts of student musicians and the value of school music!

–as published in Islands’ Sounder October 2020