Humans of SD – Mina Hunley

“The average day of a drum major is basically making sure people are where they’re supposed to be and listening to Mr. Sandt. I also take on the role of directing music and visual techniques, so I’m basically just Mr. Sandt and all our instructors into one student. The best and most rewarding moments are anytime that someone’s approached me and said that the way I lead and the way that I present myself has made them not only a better musician but a better person overall. There was specifically one competition, the whole band in little groups gathered circles around me and they told me each thing I did that affected their life. Knowing I made them better people, helped them with confidence, or just propelled them to be an advanced version of themselves. I think that was the most rewarding thing.”

-Mina Hunley, Senior