Each week, check out this page for the “Leader of the Band!,” a band member in an area school recognizes for their leadership and accomplishments. Each student recognized receives a Wendy’s gift card and a “Leaders of the Band” t-shirt from Reliant Apparel.
This Week’s Leaders of the Band
Haley Beutler, Secretary / Treasurer, HP Band Council; High Winds Section Leader
Highland Park High School
Haley Beutler is a senior at Highland Park High School. She has served as Secretary / Treasurer on the HP Band Council for 3 years. She has been high winds section leader for 2 years. She has played clarinet in the high school band all four years. While playing clarinet, she has participated in the marching band, concert band, pep band, and jazz band, lettering each year. Haley has been a member of the Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble for two years and was recently selected to perform with the United States Air Force Band at the Topeka Performing Arts Center on October 18. The demands of the high school band has helped her to become a very confident person. She exceeds all the challenges that are thrown her way.
Music has had a huge impact on my life since an early age. I started playing clarinet in elementary school. Being in band at Highland Park High School has influenced my life so much. It has given me the opportunity to improve my leadership skills, social skills, and has made me a more responsible person. I am currently undecided about what college I want to attend after I graduate high school. I want to study chemistry and criminal forensics. I most definitely want to continue playing in the band while attending college because it is such an important part of my life.
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