Concert Hall Column: Drew Tones

November 9, 2018

In this edition of Drew Tones, we feature Katie Revelas (‘20). Revelas is from West Deptford, N.J, and is on a pre-vet track for domestic animals. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with minors in Neuroscience and, of course, Music. Revelas is one of the top musicians within the Drew Music department and her technical prowess on clarinet, piano and voice are some of the best here at Drew.

 

 COURTESY OF KATIE REVELAS

 

With her singing and instrumental abilities, Revelas has been involved in the music department  since her first semester. In fact, even amongst her incredibly busy schedule, Revelas still manages to find time to access her inner musician by participating in four musical groups across a wide array of musical disciplines. These are the co-ed a cappella group, All Of The Above (AOTA), the Drew University Orchestra, the Drew Pep Band and the Drew University Chorale. Revelas thoroughly enjoys performing with each of these groups, although she personally likes AOTA the most because “it feels more close knit than any of the other groups and is much smaller in size as well.” She also loves the concept of performing music that the members of AOTA themselves create since AOTA learns all of their music by ear - something that is not simple to do.

 

While Drew University has provided Revelas with countless awesome memories, her absolute favorite memory is from high school. As a member of the West Deptford marching band on clarinet, her band traveled all the way to Disneyland in California to perform during their Magical Music Days. During this, Revelas was able to practice and play Disney music in a studio session. The band later recorded some of the songs they played and Disney set the music to actual Disney videos. One of the highlights was easily when they recorded and watched back the Walt Disney Company opening logo credit which features the Disney castle over their version of “When You Wish Upon A Star”.

 

Aside from Revelas’s musical and academic excellency, she enjoys photography a lot. In fact, many Drew students have had pictures taken by Revelas. For her amazing photography skills, check out her photography instagram account, @katierevelas_photo. Revelas also enjoys reading, although she does not have a favorite book. Unlike reading, Revelas’ does have a favorite TV show, which is Criminals Minds. She absolutely loves the show and is currently on season 12. On a more natural note, Revelas also enjoys hiking and fell in love with it when her mom would take her and her brother brother out on hikes when they were children.  

 

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