Trombone player Brooklyn Pierce smiled with pride and tapped her foot with the momentum of the music.
During the Bullitt Lick Middle School spring concert, the music she read was placed on 30 brand new stands enjoyed by fellow band members in grades 6-8.
Brooklyn concluded her middle school career June 8th and wanted to leave something for future rehearsals and concerts.
As a Girl Scout project, she collected $691 which was matched by the Bullitt Lick Booster Club for a total of $1,382, enough to purchase the music stands.
“It feels good,” Brooklyn said after Music Director Meredith Patton had the seventh and eighth grade band stand for audience applause.
“To know this was my Girl Scout project and it was my decision to raise and donate money makes it worthwhile. I’m really glad we got to all play the last concert of the school year with them,” she said.
Brooklyn is the 14 year-old daughter of Rebecca and Matthew Pierce. She has two sisters, Savannah Pierce is 18 and a senior at Bullitt Central. Madison is 16 and a BC sophomore. Her younger brothers are Ashton, eight, a second grader at Shepherdsville Elementary; Channing Clay, four is in preschool at SES; and Hudson Pierce is two.
Matthew is a railroad employee and could not be at the concert but Rebecca captured the moment on video.
“Brooklyn started playing trombone in the fifth grade at Shepherdsville Elementary School and has been in several Bullitt County honor bands and festivals,” beamed Rebecca.
Brooklyn’s Girl Scout Troop is 1040 and she has been in Scouts since Kindergarten. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University and study to become a teacher.
But first, she heads to Bullitt Central High School where the band beckons her talents.
“I had Stacey Stults at Shepherdsville and I look forward to learning with Rodney Stults at BC,” Brooklyn said.
Madison has one word of advice for her sister when she joins the BC band.