Melanie (Mel) MacKay
February 7th, 1990
Position in band
How long have you been playing?
This is my fourth summer…sixth
year since I have begun
Dougall McColl (Drummers)
Least favorite tune
The constant repetitiveness of the 2/4
The short ones…
Least favorite parade
Natal Day. ie. Halifax, Dartmouth
Indoor Concerts (DeCoste Centre)
Least favorite concert
Favorite band trip
MAINE and Fredericton
Worst band trip
They all have their moments.
What is your goal in band?
To have FUN!
Best year in band
This one is turning out to be interesting.
Best “band” friend
Do you like day events or night events better?
The night ones.
What is the worst part about band?
Cranky people in the morning! I’m a morning
What is your favorite part about band?
The traveling and the laughs.
Favorite song played on the bus
Umm..let me think
Best competition food
Favorite place to eat on band trips
The Big Stop or Mickey D’s
The trip to Fredericton in 2005.
Like every Christmas Party!
This year… “pad”ded slippers
Did you ever cry on a band trip?
I got homesick my first year!
Favorite part of your uniform
My feather bonnet! Or my
Why did you join band?
To meet people and have a great time!
Favorite pipe band
78th and FSSAPB
Idol pipe band people
Do you compete in solos?
I did on Drum pad my first year!
How much do you pack on band trips?
So much! I am like a walking department store.
I have like everything I would ever need with me!
Are you shy or outgoing?
Bit of both!
Do you enjoy band?
Yupp..it is getting better!
Do you plan to continue with pipe bands?
When the Wind blows, The Lake House and Maximum
Ride by James Patterson! And the Chronicles of Narnia.
Finding Neverland, Aladin
Favorite television show
The OC, Grey’s Anatomy,
I’m Gonna Fly!
“When you come to the end of your rope,
tie a knot, hold on and SWING!”
Soccer, Television, Volunteering, my friends!
Any plans for after band?
The rest of my life, university
If band was a television show which one
would it be and why?
An extreme soap opera!
Who is your style icon?
Me, myself, and I!
What do you never travel without?
Favorite bored game
The Game of LIFE
What do you wish you had a never ending
What talent do you wish you were born with?
The ability to Fly!
If you could join any band which one would
The Heatherbells! What other bands have such
a close knit relationship?!
How do you make time pass on the bus?
Have a good time, sing, read! What ever comes
What do you do on band trips?
Play my drum, have a great time!
What topic are you most opinionated about?
There are many topics!
ST. F.X. Grad, Teacher!
Do you get nervous before performing?
Yupp..but a good nervous!
Any band nicknames
Ever consider quitting the band?
If you could perform anywhere in the world
where would it be?
On the top of a mountain in New Zealand, with a gorgeous valley in front of me!
Favorite audience to play for
The people from Maine!
If you mess up a tune you …
Laugh, use a “choice” word under
my breath, and continue!
Do you bring a camera on band trips?
Sometimes, it depends on