“Loomis is just an awesome place to foster your own personal growth as a musician.”
Cooper Donovan has many different interests — English, writing, cross country running, cycling, and especially making pancakes on Thursday mornings for fellow Pelicans as co-president of the Pancake Society. Cooper also loves music.
A French horn player since sixth grade, Cooper was attracted to Loomis’ music program as an applicant and has made it an important part of his experience on the Island. A member of the Wind Ensemble, Cooper also takes private lessons at the school and plays with the Orchestra when they need him. Last year, encouraged by Performing Arts Department Head Susan Chrzanowski, Cooper enrolled in a music independent study to prepare for regional and state competitions. “For me it was about bringing my musicianship up to the next level.” Cooper shares.
“One of my favorite things about the music program at Loomis is that every few weeks the Music Department hosts a recital sampler where students can perform on the Hubbard stage and ‘show off’ their playing to other students,” explains Cooper. “It’s such a cool experience to be able to share with your peers the talents you have.”
The Pancake Society
You can find Cooper making pancakes on Thursday mornings for fellow Pelicans as co-president of the Pancake Society. Don't forget the chocolate chips!
Music at Loomis
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class.