The Time I Accidentally Joined a Wind Ensemble

“You’re here!” she said. “Quick, grab some stands and bring them over to the other building!”

I had lost track of time and had inadvertently been at the music building at the exact moment she was setting up for rehearsal. At that point there was no way to bow out gracefully, so I attended that first rehearsal. And then the next one. And the one after that. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed playing in band and being a part of that fledgling group rekindled my excitement for playing that repertoire. I was immediately made trumpet section leader and played with that group until graduation two years later. Going with the flow and being open to something new changed my college experience for the better and helped establish a new ensemble on campus.

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