Brown holds leadership positions in band, Model United Nations

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Junior Lydia Brown has always had an interest in politics. “My parents started me in politics and international relations. We talk about it a lot. It is just something that has always been really present in my life since I was really little,” Brown said.

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Junior Lydia Brown is a third year member of the marching band as well as the symphonic band. Brown plays the french horn and the mellophone while marching. With extracurriculars on the side, Brown is involved in Model United Nations (Model UN) as well.

Being in the marching band means that Brown meets after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for games. As well as having competitions on some Saturdays. Symphonic band is a class and meets outside of school before their concerts. Brown is working with her peers to try and get the band back into the rhythm of being in person. Not being able to really be around other band members during COVID-19 changed a lot for the band.

“I’m in symphonic and [I do marching band]. It has been really good to get back to as normal as we can. [We are] definitely working on repairing the sense of community that was lost over COVID-19,” Brown said

At their first competition, the band won Grand Champions, which is the overall first place winner. At their second competition, they tied for second place out of three bands. 

“Our first two competitions have gone really well,” Brown said.

Brown is co-chair for the band’s uniform committee and plans on continuing to be in a leadership position next year. She is also a captain this year for Model UN. Brown is preparing for Model UN by meeting once every two weeks until there are upcoming conferences, then they will switch to once or twice every week. 

“For Model UN, there are different committees and you get assigned a country. It’s a United Nations committee simulation. It is really great if you want to learn about diplomacy and international relations. It’s [also] great to be able to role play in different countries and talk about real issues that are affecting real people,” Brown said.

Both of Brown’s parents are lawyers, which has influenced her passion for politics. 

“My parents started me in politics and international relations. We talk about it a lot. It is just something that has always been really present in my life since I was really little. They also instilled in me the importance of caring about other people and about what is going on in the world. [As well as] trying to learn as much as you can about what is going on in the world and trying to educate yourself on different issues,” Brown said. “I plan to have a career in politics or in international relations.”

 

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