Drum Captain Interview


Breanna Rooney, Staff Writer

Graduating senior and drum captain Gio Occhipinti was interviewed to get his views on the marching band. The Clarion wanted to see how the marching band has impacted him and his future.


Clarion: What inspired you to go out for Drum Captain?

Gio: After being in the band for four years, I wanted to share what I’d learned with the younger members of the band. I also get to wear a cool hat.


Clarion: What made you decide to switch from trombone to percussion?

Gio: I wanted to try something new, and drums always seemed really cool to me. I’m glad I made the switch, because now music is an even bigger part of my life.


Clarion: What were some goals of yours going into the season? Did you feel you accomplished all of them?

Gio: Going into the season, I just wanted the drum line to consistently improve and for everyone to have a good time. I definitely feel that we accomplished those goals.


Clarion: Do you plan to continue marching band in college?

Gio: In the fall, I’m going to be a member of the Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights, which I am very excited about.


Clarion: What is the thing you like best about marching band?

Gio: The thing I like best about marching band is the incredible family you find there. Everyone is very supportive, and I consider myself very fortunate to have been a part of the HHS marching band for 5 years.


We wish Gio luck in Rutgers University!