Indian Hill High School sophomore Eshaan Gandhi has avidly studied music the past six years. Recently, he was selected to play trombone for the 2021-2022 Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band – with concerts in December and May 2022. We couldn’t wait to learn more about this amazing opportunity! See the Q&A below.
Indian Hill School District (IHSD): What led you to play music?
Eshaan Gandhi (EG): Music has always been a big part of my life, starting with singing in primary-elementary. In 5th grade, when I was introduced to the trombone, I knew that this was something that I was passionate about and I wanted to accelerate in. This led to where I am now, playing in larger groups of students just like me.
IHSD: Tell us about your recent selection - how did you learn about this opportunity, and what motivated you to audition?
EG: I learned about this opportunity through the University of Cincinnati, and something that motivated me into auditioning was the desire to be in an accelerated band/orchestra that I could play challenging music in.
IHSD: What was your reaction to being selected?
EG: My reaction was very excited and happy that I was accepted into the program. Playing with a larger group of accelerated students is extremely exciting.
IHSD: What would you tell fellow students to encourage them to explore music?
EG: I would tell them to at least try it out because they'll most likely enjoy it rather than not. Music is a way to relieve your stress and a form of passion.
Photo caption: Indian Hill High School sophomore Eshaan Gandhi was selected to play trombone for the 2021-2022 Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band.