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Get to Know Us: Melissa Barlow, Assistant Director of Performing Ensembles

The YEA! Weekly Staff Spotlight

MelissaBarlow.jpgWhat did you do in drum corps?
Cadets colorguard 1994-1998
Capital Regiment guard staff – 2004
Carolina Crown guard staff – 2006
Cadets Admin – 2008 -  Present
Cadets2 Admin – 2011 - Present

What did you do in marching band?
Richland High School colorguard – 4 years
Been teaching ever since I graduated….

Who's your favorite music person , living or dead, real or fictional?
Michael Jackson

What's the best meal you've eaten? What was it and where?
Steak – Shula’s in Saucon Valley

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Try to set everything up so that a lot of kids (and parents and staff and volunteers and…) can have amazing experiences with our 2 awesome corps.

What was your first job?
Teaching colorguard and waitressing my freshman year of college.

What's the last thing you saw in the movies?
Magic Mike

Do you give money to panhandlers?

Whats your drink at Starbucks?
Hot chocolate….I don’t drink coffee or tea

What's your drink at the local bar?
Jack and Coke

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Just about every day.

What's your favorite cereal?
Frosted Mini-Wheats

What's hanging above your sofa?
Well, the sofa is in the middle of the room, but above the fireplace is a map of the world. 

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

When's bedtime?
Depends on what time I have to get up the next day….and what I have to do that day.

Have you been to NYC? Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Yes.  Don’t know the old….so new.

How about Broadway? What have you loved?
Les Miserables, Blast!, The Lion King, Contact

What do you think of American Idol?
I think it provides an amazing opportunity for people that otherwise would never have that kind of chance at a career. 

Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? What was the last book you read?
Fiction. The Girl With No Shadow by Joanne Harris

Who is your mortal enemy?

When's the last vacation you took? Where did you go?
In mid-September on a cruise to the Bahamas with Mom and Grandma.

Do you FB? What do you like about it?
I do….it is great but sometimes it can be a bit too much information….too much sharing.

Do you Twitter?

Where do you go to be alone?
My bedroom

And finally, kif you could meet one person, dead or living, Who would it be?


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