This was my first assignment for my capstone Advertising Class in 2009. I found it while looking for a PDF of the BYU-I brochure I had created around the same time. The brochure ended up somewhere between ones and zeros on an old computer, never to see the light of day, but I was happy to uncover this ad assignment again. After presenting this, my professor asked me to sing, so I stood at the front of the class and sang summertime a cappella. Never thought I would do that for an Ad class. I'm really glad I had Kerry Marsh coach me on that song a few years before, having him as a vocal teacher was an experience I will always be grateful for, thanks mom.
Many of my friends know I sing jazz, but it's not a subject that usually comes up in light conversation. I was really lucky to marry into a family that plays jazz professionally — I must say, by being around them, I found out just how much I didn't know about jazz...
Alex, my husband, doesn't practice on a regular basis (due to the time constraints of his day job) but has a built-in metronome and plays bass very well. His oldest brother, Justin, is an arranger, professional jazz pianist and co-founder of Eagle, Idaho's Fresco Arts Academy (their dad is now the principal of said academy). Ryan plays trumpet, just got his doctorate and is a professor at BYU-Idaho. Nicole is living in Iowa and performing in 2 bands while raising a family, she sings, plays the unlikely banjo (which blends well with the piano), guitar and writes beautiful lyrics. Eric plays drums and is studying computer-technology and sound engineering in Iceland. They have all swallowed some magical metronome that I can't begin to comprehend. This past summer, we had a family reunion and they recorded an album. I've created a site for the album they've created in the past, but I'm excited to hear Eric's mix of this most recent one. Their band is called Second East because it's the street they grew up on in Rexburg, Idaho.
Someday, when the tracks are all mixed and we're ready to really launch the album, I hope to work with Ryan's wife, Holly, to illustrate and create the most awesome parallax website ever.
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