Cassandra Bendickson, bassoon 1990-1993

September 12, 2017

I joined PSGYO because my high school had no orchestra. The first time I was ever pulled over was while trying to get to a rehearsal and had maybe made a few more lane changes than the officer felt wise. The youth orchestra pushed me like none of the other ensembles I had ever been in, as did my section-mates, and the European tour my senior year ignited a life-long love and longing for travel. If there had been a different career choice for me before PSG, there certainly wasn’t any other choice in my mind after. Many great years and some enduring friendships can be directly credited to the Phoenix Symphony Guild Youth Orchestra!