Rylee Scheel

Hometown: Garrison, IA
Major:  Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition
Hobbies:  Making art, playing video games, playing with my cat
Career Goals:  I want to become a high school band teacher, as well as compose jazz and/or marching band music
Favorite Trumpet Players:  Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Armstrong
Favorite Trumpet Recordings:   Red Clay  (Freddie Hubbard), Cool Out  (Leroy Hutson), Such Sweet Thunder  (Duke Ellington), Nefertiti (Miles Davis)
Favorite Food:  BBQ chicken wings
Favorite Book:  Unwind  (Neal Shusterman)
Strangest Fact About Me:  When I was little I fell off of a tall slide and dislocated my arm, but it went back into place on its own, and ever since then I have been able to make really loud popping sounds on command with my arm/shoulder
Coolest/Oddest Musical Experience:  For my school's Christmas concert in my senior year, we played Sleigh Ride and I got to play the trumpet "horse" solo at the end. I surprised everyone and put on a horse mask at the last second right before my solo, and the audience loved it! My director thought it was hilarious and I'm proud of myself for that!