Danielle Hess, Reporter

After a successful academic career at Bangor High school, band president Aryana Smith will be attending Marywood University and hopes to become a Music Therapist at a children’s hospital.

Name your school activities and positions in those activities.

Band president, jazz, symphonic band. Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, SGA, and Class of 2019 Treasurer.

What do you hope people will remember about you after high school is over?

Funny and somebody they were able to talk to. I also hope I left an impression on the music department.

Who will you remember most in Bangor and why?

My music teachers Mr.Hahn and Mr. Di Minico because they’ve had the biggest impact on my life.

What is your best high school memory and why?

Definitely the Freddy awards my freshman year. We put on an amazing show that brought the whole cast closer together. It was also amazing to see so many other talented musicians from different schools.

What is your worst high school memory and why?

Sophomore class winning the picnic…

Which band could play the soundtrack to your high school career and why?

My four years at Bangor have been so different, I don’t think just one singular band could play it would have to be like a music festival.

If there were a movie made about your high school days, which actor would play your part and why?

Gina Rodriguez because I feel we’re so similar.

When you arrive at school in the morning, where is the first place you want to go and why?

I usually get there with just enough time to make it to Mrs. Brown’s room.

Who influenced you most during high school? Why and how? Give them a shoutout!

Definitely all the staff members of the music department from 5 points on up. You Rock!

Where do you hope to end up 10 years from now and why?

In a different state, hopefully making plans to open my own practice and share music therapy with all kinds of people.

Which event, events will you miss the most and why?

I will miss Rock Band. It was cool and everyone really put themselves out there.

Why instruments do you find most soothing?

I love listening to string instruments like the cello paired with the piano.

Why did you decide to go into music therapy?

I know that I always wanted to go into music but I needed to find a way in which I could help people as well and then when I learned about music therapy.

Why did you choose Marywood?

The campus was just beautiful. The professors were so kind, and I just felt like this was my home.

What do you love most about playing an instrument?

I think playing an instrument teaches me more skills like determination and patience. And I love that when everything comes together, bands play beautiful music and I was happy to be a part of it.

How long have you been playing an instrument?

Since the fourth grade.