Name: Mark Rissmann
Major: Business Management and Marketing
What is your favorite area of musical involvement? My favorite involvement in music would have to be marching band. You spend almost everyday with the same people and the friends you make become your family. Each day going to practice is always exciting because of the people and the fact that everyone who does college marching band wants to be there and enjoys it.
Tell us something we don't know about you. A fact that most people don't know about me is that I marched in the Macy's Great American Marching Band. I practiced for over three months everyday and over an hour each. It was all worth it because only 200 people were selected to be in that band in the entire country. It was one of the best trips/ experiences I have ever been apart of.
Tell us about your musical past. I have been in music ever since the third grade. I first started on cello and played that for six years but after moving around the country, the orchestra program was terrible at my middle school and it was not enjoyable to play. I then switched to alto sax in seventh grade and have been playing that ever since. This was by far the best choice I have made. I have been a part of many marching bands, jazz bands, concert/symphonic bands, and ensembles with my friends.