Musician of the Week: Rachel Wheeler

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“I try to practice every day if possible, but it doesn’t always happen,” said Rachel Wheeler who plays two instruments in two different periods; the flute and the alto saxophone. Because of her dedication, positive attitude, and talent, Rachel has been chosen as “BYMS Instrumental Musician of the Week” by BYMS Band Director, Rita Watson.

Rachel has played the flute for six years and has been rewarded with all that work by being put into the most advanced band level at BYMS.She learned alto sax over the summer and is trying out for jazz band with this instrument.

“I am honored!” said Rachel upon hearing the news.  In this short amount of time, Rachel says that she has already learned so much. “I’ve learned lots of cool jazz stuff like swinging the notes, accents, and vibrato.” Mrs. Watson says that Rachel is fantastic at whatever she chooses to do.