Kaitlyn Ware

Music Education Major


Contra-Alto Clarinet

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Ware and I am studying music education at Adrian College located in Adrian, Michigan. Currently, this is my second semester of higher education and life is moving along at the brisk pace you would expect for a dedicated student.

Campus Involvement

Between classes, homework, work study, and extracurricular activities I easily keep busy throughout each day. I am strongly involved in the music programs at Adrian as well as staying dedicated to my faith.

Clarinet Lessons

Marching Band

Concert Band

Pep Band

Religious Life Council

Campus Crusade for Christ

Instrumental Backstory

I started playing on clarinet in sixth grade and quickly switched to bass clarinet. Part way through seventh grade I learned what a contra-alto clarinet was and fell in love. I played contra-alto clarinet the rest of middle school and high school. Along the way I picked up baritone saxophone for marching, pep, and jazz band. Here at Adrian I have begun playing tenor saxophone for marching and pep band. Now, I am starting over where I began and studying clarinet as my primary instrument.

Musical Experiences

Music has blessed me with many wonderful experiences that I will never forget. I have been privileged to travel the world and meet peers from throughout the nation dedicated to the creation of beautiful sound. Furthermore, I have developed close friendships over the years through hard work with my home bands to put on the best show possible every time we perform whether that is on the field, stage, or in the community.

London New Year's Day Parade 2013

Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus 2011

Western Michigan University All-Star Band 2011

Central Michigan University Honors Band 2011, 2010, 2009

Section Leader 2012, 2011

State Concert Festival 2012, 2011

State Solo Ensemble 2012, 2010, 2009

District Solo Ensemble 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

MSBOA Honor Band 2008, 2007

Central Michigan University Band Day 2010

Bronco Band Bay 2011

Why Music Education?

You may ask why I want to be a music teacher. In simplest terms I want to teach to give back. I want to give back to the community that has blessed me with so many opportunities and magical moments of joy- I want to repay the world of music. I feel by becoming a music educator I can help the next generation succeed and enjoy music in the ways greater than I have. Music is such an integral part of my existence that I am happy to share with others. The band room was always my safe haven where I could talk to my director about any and everything and feel free to have fun being who I am without being judged. Secondly, I love spending time with children and knowing them for the individuals they are. Just being around children and seeing them happy and succeeding brings a smile to my face. One of the most difficult aspects of living on campus for me is being in such an isolated age demographic. There are no children on campus to amaze me with their ingenuity and imagination.

To provide students with even half of the encouragement, support, and education my director blessed me with would make my life worthwhile.

"Some people have lives; some people have music."