Cambell Geibel ‘21: Earlier this past week on April 24 to the 28, Romeo High School’s band traveled from small town to big city on an exciting school trip to New York. Famous for its history of music and home to Broadway and Harlem, the big city made the perfect getaway for the music lovers in band. Every two years the group takes a trip to a musical destination, going to Nashville in 2017, where they enjoyed the city well known for country music and the Grand Ole Opry.
On their trip this year they saw many landmark spots and experienced the busy lifestyle of the Big Apple. Some of the events included visiting the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island. The group also spent time at the 9/11 Museum remembering those who lost their lives in the Twin Towers terrorist attack.
“My favorite part of the trip was the 9/11 museum, it was super sad and a lot of people were crying but it was just cool to see because we learn about it all the time but getting to see where the towers actually were was crazy,” Emily Whiteman ‘21 said.
Other activities such as sight seeing in Times Square, the Empire State Building, and China Town also thrilled the band members. One of perhaps the most exciting experiences on the trip, the band members performed on the USS Intrepid, a large battleship that served in World War II and the Vietnam War.
“It was really cool and super windy but it was awesome to play at a different place like that,“ Madison Elter ‘21 said. “We usually only play at our concerts or in parades so it was a whole different experience.”
An action packed and fun filled trip, the Romeo High School band got the opportunity to take a break from their hard work and dedication in band class and instead relax and enjoy their weekend away.