Craig Mitch Romney was in fourth grade when he first saw the Moffat County High School jazz band perform.
He knew then that he wanted to be a part of the band, and he was taking drum lessons the next year.
After six years, his hard work and dedication have paid off. A MCHS senior, Romney was selected to all-state orchestra for the second year in a row, making him only one of six drummers selected from Colorado.
“It was really exciting,” Romney said. “It’s one of the hardest ensembles to get into.”
Romney traveled to Fort Collins in February to rehearse for two days before putting on a performance the final night with other students from around the state.
Romney said the event was a great experience, and he enjoyed being able to work with conductor Larry Livingston.
Romney incorporates music into all aspects of his life. He formed the band Boom Sonic with other MCHS band members, winning this year’s talent show.
Romney said he’s been accepted to the Brigham Young University’s School of Music, where he will continue to work on his musical aspirations.
He attributes his success to his parents.
“I have the best parents in the world for taking me to lessons and supporting me in everything I do,” he said.
Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or firstname.lastname@example.org