2012 SENIORS NAME: Shirley Cheng YEARS: CONCERT BAND: 4 JAZZ BAND: 4 PEP BAND: 5 MARCHING BAND: 5 INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Clarinet LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: Band President (senior) Clarinet Drill Coordinator (sophomore) MUSIC RELATED ACTIVITES: Spring Musical ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES/CLUBS: National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring and Peer Support BEST MOMENT IN MARCHING BAND: Hearing our band chant "U.S.A.!" during awards at Nationals this past season. WORDS OF ADVICE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN: High school truly flies by quickly so don't hesitate to do things that you want to do, except for eating cereal for breakfast during band camp; don't do that. Be proud to be in band because you can actually say "This one time at band camp...". Also, if you see Mr. Arena in a bad mood, don't even think about walking within 10ft of that man. You will regret it. FAVORITE QUOTE: "For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness." -Ralph Waldo Emerson COLLEGE/WORK PLANS: I plan to attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick and major in Communications. I'll just have to see where life takes me after that. WORDS OF THANKS/APPRECIATION: I want to thank all of the Band parents for feeding us wherever we go and for keeping this program running and all the friends I made over the past five years for making this such a memorable experience. I don't know where I'd be without you guys. I would also like to thank Mr. Arena for making band "hip and cool" and not making us play "The Horse" at football games. Last but not least, a GIGANTIC thank you to Brian Law for sticking with us all these years, inspiring us to do our best at every competition, and for providing the most interesting metaphors for everything we do.