School of Music recruits during 17th annual Clarinet Day

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Over the weekend Troy University’s campus was filled with aspiring musicians of all ages as students celebrated Clarinet Day.

“I think this event is really good at advertising with Troy University is,” said student worker Brooklyn Willis. “Not only just for the Clarinet Choir and ensemble and stuff like that, but also the music school as a whole.”

Clarinet Day helps attract new students to Troy University as well as to the John M. Long School of Music.

“Clarinet Day is basically a recruitment event to get other clarinet players to come here for school,” explained student Katarina Agnew. “Clarinet Day was one of the reasons I ended up here, too. I’m really grateful to Clarinet Day for that. It’s not just a great experience like getting to work with the TROY clarinetists, but you also have artists from all over the world who come here.”

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Students also had access to a vendor that offered services from repairs and accessories to advice and instrument care tips.

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question,” said vendor Dylan Thompson. “A lot of people don’t have good resources to be able to find information. I’m just here to help. I want people to continue playing music. You don’t even have to buy anything from me, I just want you to be happy with what you have, and continue to spread music because that’s how we can give back to our community.”

Clarinet Day exposes students to new people, concepts and opportunities. This year’s Clarinet Day marked the event’s 17th year.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said this was the 14th annual Clarinet Day. The current article correctly states this was the 17th year.

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