September 2020 Music Student of the Month – Kai Ross

Kai was one of two students selected by audition to play at Carnegie Hall last February.  Traveling to play with different student groups has been one of the best perks of playing music. Kai has wise words for why we should all keep practicing even when we don’t feel motivated. Congratulations on being recognized September Music Student of the Month in 2020!

“I would say just don’t quit playing, even if you say you are going to pick it back up later, because that ends up being a year of your life you don’t practice, and you end up being a year behind for the rest of your life.’

Orcas High School Strings viola player, Kai Ross 

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 2019-20 school year that recognizes the efforts of student musicians and the value of school music!

–as published in Islands’ Sounder September 2020