Cheyney University Auditions
at Cicely Tyson High School
Every Spring, Band Director
Frederick Goode invites colleges and universities to come to East
Orange to talk to our students about the music (and other)
programs at their institutions. In March, the students auditioned
for Delaware State University.
Today, Professor Allen B. Gardner, Director
of Bands at Cheyney University, talks
to our Band Seniors about auditioning to attend Cheyney
University of Pennsylvania next fall.
Senior sousaphone players Arianni Pierre and Kerrianne Wallace give
Professor Gardner's words careful consideration, because Alumnus
and former sousaphone player Shakquel Peters is already
attending Cheyney this year and they will ask his opinion and
advice about his scholarship there. Shalal Adophe, former EOUMB
trumpeter also attends Cheyney on a scholarship.
Our Band is lucky to have
University Professors like Prof. Gardner coming to East Orange to
seek them out for scholarships, and just as lucky to have their
own alumni and former Band members coming back to East Orange to
help guide them with these decisions for their futures.
Even those Band members who are
not yet seniors and who won't have to make those decisions for a
few more years pay attention and know that some day opportunity
will call for them to choose a future path to follow.