We're going to keep these senior spotlights rolling with none other than Emily Elenio from the sax section! (Pictured on the left)
Emily hails from Ridgefield, NJ. Although she's had many majors, she finally settled on Anthropology with a minor in Nutrition. After she graduates, Emily will be moving to New York City to work as a consultant. Emily has taken on many roles during her time in the band. She has served as Travel Manager, Sax Section Leader, Treasurer, the Voice, and last but not least as President. Emily's favorite band event, the NCAA's, is always a hit or miss. She especially loved the 2018 Kansas trip despite the culture shock, but did not enjoy having to take an Orgo exam in LA during the 2017 NCAA trip.
Emily has so many memories from band that could qualify as her favorites, but she's kindly narrowed her selection down to three. The first is from her freshman year when her family surprised her by coming to homecoming, Emily came up from her bow to play Red and Blue and heard the crowd's applause as she saw her family. Second, is another Homecoming memory, when she had a lightsaber battle with former DM Jenna Harowitz on the field during halftime. Finally, Emily remembers this year's senior game, when she read the senior show as the Voice and still made it down onto the field to play the Red and Blue, even earning a half hug from Koosh in the process.
Emily's words of advice to the bandos she leaves behind is to, "Never be afraid to try something new or different. I joined the Penn Band by mistake (true story) and it's the best mistake I've ever made!" Also, "LET THE BOYS/GIRLS PLAY!"